“Country Lace” Sailors Valentines, with Suzanne Marie Dietsch
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 1800 House
Tuesday, September 16, to Thursday, September 18: 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
Member $800; Nonmember $850
Create an historic maritime seashell collage in a handmade cherry box
With respect to traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create this specific eight-sided Sailors Valentines open-laced center-medallion pattern. You will be taught a new 3-dimensional technique that will add interest to the traditional Sailors Valentines. The pattern leaves opportunity for individualized personalization. Participants will be provided with an 8” handcrafted, octagon-shaped cherry box, seashells, and the tools and instructions necessary to create this prized keepsake.
All materials provided. Maximum class size: 10
SUZANNE MARIE DIETSCH is a multi-time first place and best-in-show recipient in the most competitive shell competitions in the United States: Philadelphia, Sarasota and Sanibel. She is known for her creative, 3-dimensional approach to this craft. Suzanne has a deep appreciation for nature’s artistry and enjoys the intricate mosaic expressions that can be created with seashells. A native of Illinois, she attended Black Hawk Community College and Illinois State. She is self taught and creates each design one tiny seashell at a time. Her goal is to honor the nautical folk art history of Sailors Valentines while creating a more personal, contemporary spin to this treasured 1800’s art form. www.seashellvalentines.com
Contact: 1800 House