"The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship."


Alexandria Fine Stitchers

Alexandria VA

Contact: Diane Evans-Gayler
Phone: 703-892-6939
President: Diane Evans-Gayler
VP: Patty Penn
Treasurer: Kathy Mukai
Secretary: Patti Abernathy

Chapter News & Workshops

Alexandria Fine Stitchers Present Susie Gay's Purse Reticule

This is the ultimate sewing notion carrier!

This gorgeous, unique purse is silk ribbon embroidered with a beaded monogram on one side and a floral garden on the other and stands about 10" tall including the handles.  It unfolds flat (about 19" x 20" not including the handles) via untying the beaded tasseled cords, to reveal a pincushion with attached emery, scissor case, needle case, one double pocket and two long cases for pens, etc.  Each case is embroidered and beaded, then attached to the inside of the Purse Reticule.  The class covers several silk ribbon and embroidery stitiches besides making cord.  Students will embroider most of the outside case, and construct four inside items.  The rest of the case will be constructed at home using the detailed instructions. This is a two day (12 hour) class.

Send Reservations & Checks to Linda Moore by October 3.

Meeting Info:

First Tuesday, 6 pm
Fairlington Community Center, Arlington