Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · NOW ONLINE IN 2021!

Tony Minieri​

Tony Minieri

United States

Before teaching needlepoint on a national level in the United States, Tony was a hairdresser who evolved his needlework style over time – constantly changing. He has said his aim is usually realism, and each stitch he makes “must speak to the visual of the area to me for it to be correct in my eyes”. He tries not to make all his designs look alike. He wants people to be intrigued by his design, and not to say, ‘Oh, that’s a Tony Minieri!’

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Tony is a real star in the needlework world in the States. His teaching is legendary. We are thrilled to welcome him to the UK.

Tony's Festival Workshops

Mumtaz Mahal

5-6 July 2021

This geometric design is inspired by the architecture and mosaics of the Taj Mahal. The students will have days of stitching pleasure learning crescents, open pattern, diagonal trellis patterns, square waffle superimposed over a diamond waffle, crystal attachment, bead attachment, thread laying is paramount for the inter field to glisten. The student will work with stranded silks, metallics, beads and crystals.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £122

Kit Includes:
18 count needlepoint canvas. A large variety of threads including stranded silk, overdyed silk, buying yard silk classic, metallics and beads

Techniques: 
Needlepoint

Equipment required:
Two pairs of 14 inch stretcher bars, embroidery scissors, a Laying Tool and something to hold the mounted canvas steady so that both hands are free to stitch

Design size:
20.3 x 20.3 cm (8 x 8 in)

Canvas size:
35.5 x 35.5 cm (14 x 14 in)

 

Dallas Medallion

8-9 July 2021

This geometric design is based on many different aspects of the city of Dallas. There are four colour choices based on neighbourhoods in the city. Students will enjoy crescents, eyelets, trellis patterns, Burden stitch, Plaited Rays, overlapping crescents, light open patterns and bead attachment.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £122

Kit Includes:
18 count needlepoint canvas. A large variety of threads including stranded silk, overdyed silk, Vineyard Silk classic, metallics and beads.

Techniques: 
Needlepoint

Equipment required:
Two pairs of 14 inch stretcher bars, embroidery scissors, a Laying Tool and something to hold the mounted canvas steady so that both hands are free to stitch.

Design size:
16.5 x 16.5 cm (6½ x 6½ in)

Canvas size: 
30.4 x 30.4 cm (12 x 12 in)

Montgomery Mandala

11-13 July 2021

This design on 18 count canvas is inspired by set of books on designing and developing mandalas that fell into Tony’s hands at an antique store. You will work with stranded silk, overdyed silk, Vineyard silk classic, metallics and beads.

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £585
Kit: £122

Kit Includes:
18 count needlepoint canvas. A large variety of threads including stranded silk, overdyed silk, Vineyard Silk classic, metallics and beads.

Techniques: 
Needlepoint

Equipment required:
Two pairs of 14 inch stretcher bars, embroidery scissors, a Laying Tool and something to hold the mounted canvas steady so that both hands are free to stitch.

Design size:
20.3 x 20.3 cm (8 x 8 in)

Canvas size:
35.5 x 35.5 cm (14 x 14 in)

Memphis Medallion

15-16 July 2021

This piece is a geometric design with a dense centre and a light outer area. Students will gain experience with crescents plaited stitches, tied sheaves, with correct tracking patterns and bead attachment.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £98

Kit Includes:
18 count needlepoint canvas. Stranded silk, overdyed silk, metallic and beads. There are four colour choices each one representing a season of the year.

Techniques: 
Needlepoint

Equipment required:
Two pairs of 12 inch stretcher bars, embroidery scissors

Design size:
16.5 x 16.5 cm (6½ x 6½ in)

Canvas size:
30.4 x 30.4 cm (12 x 12 in)