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Beautiful Demoiselle
May 16 to May 18

Beautiful Demoiselle


With Celeste Chalasani, Textile Artist

Get an introduction to contemporary stumpwork techniques that you can add to your paper craft and book binding projects. Insects add interest to any embroidery, and bring a project alive. We’ll work with a variety of materials including hand dyed silk organza; silk and metallic threads; and 33-gauge wire.

Tues. & Thurs., May 16 & 18 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


$85 • Class #: 23968

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Video will be available for this class.

Celeste Chalasani

Celeste Chalasani

Celeste Chalasani first learned embroidery, sewing and crochet as a young child from her grandmother. She holds a BS in Business Administration and is a graduate of the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) Teachers’ Certification Program specializing in Stumpwork.  Celeste is a Life member of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) and NAN, and a member of the National Embroidery Teachers Association. She has taught extensively for the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), and currently teaches an online class for Craftsy and an Individual Correspondence Course on Stumpwork for EGA. Celeste designed and donated her “Poppy Remembrance Pin” in 2019 to EGA’s National Outreach Project supporting America’s wounded service members. Celeste was the featured Designer Across America in the March 2015 issue of Needle Arts and her project “Christmas Rose” was in the December 2016 issue of Needle Arts. Celeste’s article on the history of Stumpwork and supplemental project, “The Dragon” was published in Piecework Magazine’s March/April 2013 issue. “Teaching Stumpwork is a labor of love for me. I am passionate about sharing what I know. I approach teaching from the understanding that different people learn in different ways. I strive to provide clear written instructions with step by step color photos, orally explain the technique with color coded visual aids, demonstrate stitches and techniques, and work one on one with each student as they practice their techniques.” More about Celeste: