• Needlework

Master Class – our Bestselling Class

Embroidery is a particularly diverse art form. The mastery of many techniques and knowledge about the processing of various materials form the basis for your free artistic development. You do not need a chart or a fill-by-numbers guide. Inspiration is the only spark! This can be a photo, a painting, a drawing or just our imagination. At the same time, our course is loosing yourself in the colors and structures of the diverse materials that are available on today’s market. In the end you can say:

This is my artwork
A needlework created with my hands from A-Z
That’s the best feeling in the world!

Our scheme focus on studying needlework techniques, using a variety of materials and transforming classic techniques into modern design. Our documentation is consistently based on detailed step-by-step instructions and also provides a brief introduction to the history of various techniques and further theoretical knowledge. The proposed projects combine and implement the techniques learned with modern design options.

Duration and Working Time Required

  • Duration of complete seminar
    •  208 weeks
      • 4 years
    • tutoring
      • 6 years
  • time needed per week
    • 8-12h

Contents of Seminar

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

  • Canvas Work
    • decorative stitches
      • straight
      • diagonal
      • crossed
      • braided stitches
      • combinations
    • experimental work
    • 1 sampler
    • 1 project
  • Surface Embroidery
    • line stitches
    • band stitches
    • braided stitches
    • single stitches
    • filling stitches
    • experimental work
    • 1 sampler
    • 1 project
  • Techniques of
    Metal Thread and Beadwork

    • padding
    • couching
    • bullion work
    • experimental work
    • 1 sampler
  • Shading
    • shaded tent stitch
    • soft shading
    • tapestry shading
    • shaded blackwork
    • samplers
  • Counted Thread Work
    • cross stiches
    • braided stitches
    • Assisi
    • Colbert
    • Pulled Thread Work
    • Drawn Thread Work
    • Blackwork
    • experimental work
    • 1 sampler
    • 4 projects
  • Techniques of Whiteowrk
    • padding
    • decorative stitches
    • eyelets
    • Cutwork
    • experimental work
    • 1 sampler
    • 1 project
  • Stumpwork
    Ribbon Work

    • leaves
    • flowers
    • needlepoint lace
    • shapes
    • experimental work
    • 1 sampler
    • 1 project
  • graduation work
  • Third Dimension
    • Appliqué
    • Quilting
    • 1 sampler
    • 1 project
  • Shadow Appliqué
    (very fine whitework)

    • 1 sampler
    • 1 project

General Topics

  • Threads and Fabrics
  • Research
  • Finishing Techniques
  • planning, designing, presentation
  • reports
  • work book
  • calculation
  • tools

Sequence of Events

Start Date

  • every Monday
  • after registration we need about 4 weeks lead time

Documents for you

  • personal schedule (eMail)
  • a file to create the (optional) report booklet
  • per lesson (2 per year)
  • Dispatch of the material requirement list (eMail)
    • 21 days before the beginning of a lesson
  • monthly invoice (eMail)
    • about 7 days in advance
  • instructions
    • printed version
      • via GLS
    • PDF version
      • by email
  • voluntary option
    • submission of a weekly report booklet
      • on Monday
        • necessary corrections, suggestions and will be sent promptly by email to the participants
        • the same goes for words of praise!
  • language of instructions
    • your choice
      • German or English

Supplies and Basic Equipment

Basic equipment for all Lessons

  • for the seminar, the following slat frames are required
    • professional slat frame
      • 75cm working width
    • Easy Frame
      • 45cm working width
  • in Germany available from

Supplies for Lessons

On average, the cost for supplies is about € 300 per lesson. In the beginning, the costs are slightly higher, in later lessons a little lower.

Fees

Registration Fee 100€

  • unique
  • due upon registration
  • non-refundable

Class Fee

  • per month 
    • 105€
  • costs for complette seminar (just for info, invoicing will always be on a monthly basis)
    • 48 x 105€ = 5040€
      • plus shipping
        • DE
          • 8 x 7€ = 56€
        • world
          • 8 x 25€ = 200€
  • our services
    • printed instructions
    • tutoring
      • via eMail

Early termination

  • for early termination, a cancellation fee of 100 € will be charged

All prices include statutory VAT.

As of: 1 July 2018

Certificates

Confirmation of Participation

  • completion of all projects must be confirmed by photo credits
    • no fee
    • shipping
      • printed certificate
        • DE 7 €
        • worldwide: 15 €
      • PDF free of charge

Assessment per Lesson

  • not part of the contract
    • must be booked additionally
  • requirement
    • submission of finished projects to ISTA
      • submission is considered a declaration of consent for the fees
    • fee per lesson 150 €
    • shipping
      • DE 15 €
      • world 35 €

Assessment of the complete seminar including graduation project

  • not part of the contract
    • must be booked additionally
  • requirement
    • submission of worked samplers and projects to ISTA
      • submission is considered a declaration of consent for the fees
    • fee 500 €
    • shipping
      • DE 25 €
      • world 75 €

Certificate

Master Crafts WoMan

  • requirement
    • projects have been assessed
    • projects have been  successfully completed within the given timeframe
      • changes only with prior agreement

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions Master Class

as of July 2018

Starting Dates

  • April
  • September

Registration

  • registration must be carried out online
  • is considered binding
  • registration fee is not refundable.

Written Instructions

  • study material
    • copyright protected by ISTA
    • neither the original nor copied, digitized or in any other form shall be passed on or sold to third parties / rented
    • may only be used for your own course purposes after prior written agreement

Support For Your Work at Home

  • Tutor may be contacted any time via eMail
  • Digital images can be submitted via eMail
    • resolution of at least 300 dpi
      or
    • saved web optimized
    • At least 300px size in one direction

Exploitation Rights

  • students hereby expressly consent to:
    • images of study work can be used in paper and digital form by ISTA
    • images, on which a student can be seen can be used in the same form
  • SIC! Images themselves are never passed on to third parties by ISTA

Certificates

confirmation of participation

  • prerequisite
    • projects have been completed

Certificate

  • prerequisite
    • projects were successfully completed within the given time frame
      • changes can only be made by prior agreement

Terms of Payment

  • Due Date
    • on the 22nd of the month before
  • Methods of Payment
    • SEPA Direct Debit (DE/EU/other SEPA countries)
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
  • fees will be reviewed and may be adjusted at the beginning of a calendar year.
  • SIC! cost for basic equipment and supplies are not included in the fee
  • SIC!  a release of the next session takes place after full payment of all due fees

Termination

  • 3 months to the end of a semester
  • for early termination, a cancellation fee will apply
  • SIC! notification of termination must be made in writing (email/letter/fax).

Contractual Conditions

  • contract basis is the registration
  • shall be deemed accepted by the confirmation of registration
  • court of jurisdiction is the domicile of ISTA.

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