Hi everyone, Paul here.
Standing in for Barb whilst she is off seeing a man about a dog!
I hope you are all well and staying safe.
I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to shout about an amazing idea that Barb & Linda Williams came up with at the weekend! If you tuned into this weeks Groovi Tuesday on Facebook earlier today, you will have heard the news, but if you didn’t………. let me tell you all about it!
For those of you who are into your parchment craft whether it be traditionally or using the Groovi system, you will probably be familiar with the name Linda Williams, the world’s foremost Pergamano expert and Master Tutor (only 2 in the world!). Linda has been working her magic with parchment craft for many years – designing, teaching, demonstrating and writing lots of books!
I remember having a conversation with Barbara after we purchased Pergamano and we took delivery of our first batch of Pergamano tools. I was familiar with the embossing tools, but the perforating tools? No idea whatsoever! We both started stabbing away (known as perforating!) at the parchment to see what they looked like – still no idea apart from the fact that they made pretty patterns with holes! “Don’t worry” says Barb, “I know just the person!” The rest they say is history. When Linda came aboard the good ship Clarity/Pergamano, she brought with her many years of knowledge and experience, especially when it came to the Pergamano range of tools and her love of the Multi-Needle Tools.
Since joining the Clarity/Pergamano family, Linda has written 2 books on how to use the various Multi-Needle Tools:
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Each of these books contain a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
An excerpt from the back of Volume One ” Follow along with parchment craft expert Linda Williams, who will guide you through the versatile and wonderful possibilities of the Pergamano Multi-Needle Tools. With tips, tricks, patterns, techniques and much more, you’ll learn the intricate art of perforation, from picot cutting to lacework.”
“This book is fantastic for beginners and experienced parchment crafters alike. With twelve projects, step-by-step instructions, photographs, as well as detailed pattern maps for ideas and inspiration, everyone can explore the many designs made possible by Pergamano Multi-Needle Tools.”
So, what has this got to do with the big announcement? Well Linda has kindly offered to take us all by the hand and guide us gently through the beautiful and intricate art of parchment lace work, using her Multi-Needle Handbook Volume One and the relevant Pergamano tools.
When? Where? What will I need? How much? So many questions and more!
So in answer to your questions:
When? – Pergamano Summer School starts at 10am on Tuesday 20th July
Where? – Live on Facebook and YouTube
What if I can’t watch live? – Don’t worry, all sessions will be recorded so you can catch up later and refer back to as often as you like
What will I need? – Linda’s Multi-Needle Tool Handbook Volume 1 and the necessary tools
How much? Free!, No charge!
How do I get started? – we have created a special section over on the Clarity website giving you details of everything required for class! We have even created a downloadable “Tick List” so that you can get organised ahead of the start of the school term! – Click HERE to investigate!
How exciting is that! Front row comfy seats, superb tuition from the best in the business! I can’t wait! I love working with Linda and I will be in the room asking questions on your behalf! Don’t worry if you are just starting out on the Parchment journey, with Linda’s gentle guidance and tuition, she has it covered!
Over the coming weeks we will continue to work with Linda’s 123 Butterflies and explore some other techniques to improve our skills
Here are a couple of pieces of artwork created by Linda herself from Volume One which she asked me to show during this mornings episode.
If you want to see what it’s all about – check out todays Groovi Tuesday episode below, where I am joined by the lovely Linda as she shows us how to stitch our parchment to our cards and how to create beautiful shading
The stitching guide will be available over on the Clarity website on Wednesday.
Enjoy the rest of the evening whatever you are doing and I will see you all soon!.
Take care and stay safe.