Sunday, August 19, 2012

For the SAQA Stitch enthusiasts - Travel to Antigua and share in a workshop with PATRICIA CAFFERY

Ultimate Destination Workshop
With Pat Caffery
April 28th to May 5th, 2013
Grand Pineapple Beach Resort, Antigua


The peacock is a majestic bird which I have portrayed as a ‘glamour bird’. The linen fabric is hand painted. Students will make silk fusion from which the tail feathers are crafted, then stitched and embellished using floss, silk thread, Glitter thread, sequins and beads. His body is padded while the wings are wired and stitched with several layers of Glitter before being shaped and attached. Students will have the opportunity to paint the reflection for the mirror on the wall. Very basic stitches are used: satin, buttonhole, fishbone and turkey tufting. This is a project for all levels of stitchers.

The cost of the workshop is $100.00 which includes the kit and 10 hours of instruction.

Grand Pineapple Beach Resort Antigua offers a brilliant white sand beach, luxurious foliage and vivid aromatic blooms — making it a haven for photographers as well as vacationers seeking a relaxing vacation. This casual resort offers something for all including dazzling pools, four restaurants to satisfy every taste, sports, spa, and a long list of optional tours. The tours include a rainforest adventure, an eco-kayak tour, swimming with the stingrays to name a few. Of course, the shopping is not to be missed! 

There are unlimited activities for the workshop participants as well as spouses or friends who may wish to share in the fun. In addition to the 8 hours of instruction, a facility will be available for additional stitching for anyone wishing to complete the peacock before returning home.

The all inclusive cost for a week of fun and relaxation is $1,765.00 which includes air accommodations, double occupancy in a Garden View room, food and beverages, taxes and transfers. Upgrades are available for Beachfront or Tropical Ocean View rooms. To reserve your space and confirm this special pricing, contact Heidi Pivnick now with a$300.00 deposit. Prices may increase this fall.

To reserve your spot and join the Ultimate Destination Workshop please call
Heidi Pivnick 613-314-6953
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For more information contact Pat Caffery at or Heidi Pivnick at