Stitchin' on the High Seas
with Cindy Valentine & Terri Bay
October 21 - 27, 2018

Escape for stitching, rest, relaxation and More Stitching!
Take a class or bring your current project and stitch with us
Space is limited; reserve your spot today!
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Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

Cruise Itinerary:
October 21 - 27, 2018

Sunday, 10/21: Departing out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Monday, 10/22: Day at Sea - Stitching Classes
Tuesday, 10/23: George Town, Grand Cayman
Wednesday, 10/24: Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
Thursday, 10/25: Cozumel, Mexico
Friday, 10/26:Day at Sea - Stitching Classes
Saturday: 10/27: Arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

Cabin Prices (Based on Double Occupancy) per person:
Inside Cabin: $722.48
Oceanview: $784.48
Balcony: $980.48

3 payments:
1st Deposit: $150 per person at time of booking
April 21, 2018: $200 deposit (2nd deposit)
July 21, 2018: Balance due

Terri Bay Photo

Terri Bay is an embroidery teacher and designer from South Carolina. Her passions are Whitework and Blackwork either separate or dancing a beautiful duet with each other. Terri has taught for many years at various shops, retreats, EGA chapter workshops, and EGA seminars.

Cindy Valentine Photo

Cindy Valentine is a needlework designer and teacher located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Cindy is dedicated to making her innovative and elegant designs interesting and accessible to stitchers at all levels.

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Caribbean Sunset Sachet by Terri Bay

Terrie Bay's project: Caribbean Sunset Sachet

Monday, 10/22

9am - 4pm


Imagine the luxury of having your garments surrounded by the gentle scent of lavender. This luxury can be yours with Caribbean Sunset, a lovely Hardanger Embroidery Sachet pillow. This dainty sachet is 4 ½ inches wide and is worked on 28 count linen with Valdani Pearl Cotton. Basic Hardanger skills are a plus, such as being able to work Klosters and Blanket stitch. Terri will give you tips and techniques in fabric thread cutting, eyelets and creating an even blanket stitch edging.

Sahara Spring Contemporary Band Sampler
(Hardanger and other counted thread stitches)
Valentine class project Sahara Spring
Sahara Spring alternative colors
Alternative colors for Sahara Spring

Monday, 10/22    9am - 4pm    $70        Continued on Friday, 10/26   9am - 12pm

Contemporary Band Sampler
(Hardanger and other counted thread stitches)
Level: intermediate to advanced. Students should be able to read a chart, count on linen and know how to make Klosters, wrapped bars and needlewoven bars.
Pre-homework: Approximately 12 hours – (optional)

Students will learn 24 different stitches as they work this band sampler that can be either framed, or finished as a bell-pull. The focus will be on the stitches and the textures they create as well as using positive and negative space and how color impacts the space. The instructor will provide some various threads and beads for sharing. Experimentation with various threads and colors is highly encouraged. Tips are given to improve color sense and to perfect stitching ability.

Stitches included are:

Kit includes: Full color chart and instructions, 28 count linen in white or ecru, doodle cloth and needles.

This is a stash buster class!!!
Student should supply:

Ukrainian Whitework Building Blocks – Beginner Level by Terri Bay

Terri Bay project Ukrainian Whitework Building Blocks – Beginner LevelFriday, 10/26 by Terri Bay

9am - 4pm


The Building Blocks series was created to teach Ukrainian Whitework from the beginner level through the advanced level. This beginner level piece is intended to introduce the needle worked to the techniques and stitches of Ukrainian Whitework. It may be used as a first step into this genre by the beginner, or by the advanced stitcher to brush up on skills already in place and to learn new applications for their skills. The block measures 4 inches square and is worked on 28 count linen with pearl cotton.

Sunset Seas Smalls: Biscornu, Needlebook and Scissor Fob by Cindy Valentine

Biscornu design front

Biscornu design back

Friday, 10/26     1pm - 4pm    $45

Class objective: Finishing
Level: Intermediate stitcher -
Pre-homework: All stitching should be complete prior to class

The focus of this class is finishing. Students will learn three different finishing techniques that are low cost and easy to do.

Kit and detailed stitching instructions will be sent by August 1st so students can stitch project prior to boarding for our cruise.

Cindy will be available by email and private facebook group for questions and demos if needed.

Kit includes: Full color chart and instructions 28 count Light Sand Cashel Linen, all threads, beads, lining, and notions needed to complete the projects. Students need to supply usual kit of needles, sharp scissors, and sewing (not embroidery) scissors for cutting fabric.

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Cindy Valentine Bio, cont.

Cindy has written a Group Correspondence course for the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) and The American Needlepoint Guild (ANG). She has also written a Workshop by Mail for ANG. She has taught at EGA National and Region seminars, as well as for shops, chapters, guilds and retreats. Her designs have been published in “The Cross Stitcher” magazine, “Just Cross Stitch,” “The Gift of Stitching” and “Needlepoint Now.” She has been featured as a “Designer Across America” in “Needlearts.”

She is a member of the Chicora Stitchers Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Return to top