With Celeste Chalasani, Textile Artist
Learn the basics of embroidery on paper. Get the fundamentals of embroidery including working with stranded cotton threads and embroidery stitches that can be worked on paper. You’ll also dive into Contemporary Stumpwork techniques that can add dimension to your art. Kits will be provided.
Tues. & Thurs., May 9 & 11 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$80 • Class #: 23967
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: www.celestechalasani.com