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  • Class 1 of 3
    May 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Class 2 of 3
    May 18, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Class 3 of 3
    May 19, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a 3-day hands-on event with Master Digitizer, Urban Zundt and award winning artist Tracey Sims.

They will be demonstrating amazing embroidery designs for use in sewing, quilting and wearable art. Everything is provided for you… machines, materials, designs, and breakfast and lunch on all three days. We are excited to welcome them for the first time to our valley and shop. This will be an incredible three days of learning embroidery techniques and skills. During our event, we will be featuring the Baby Lock Destiny II embroidery machine. Each attendee will be provided with this machine for personal use during the event.

In addition to 3 full days of hands-on learning with the Zundt experts, we are also treating event attendees to special pricing on all Zundt embroidery designs. This is your chance to take home these beautiful designs at a fraction of the original price.

Free admission to our Zundt Trunk Show is also included as an extra bonus to all event attendees.

The Zundt Trunk Show will be held on May 16th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and will give attendees a chance to experience the exquisite work of Urban Zundt and Tracey Sims in an intimate setting. Learn more about our trunk show by clicking here.

Class size is limited to the first 48 students who sign up. Make sure to sign up early, this event will sell out quickly!

Event Projects

For this event, you will make two beautifully detailed table runners utilizing many different techniques ranging from using metallic threads, color washing, satin stitching, piping, quilting, stenciling, and much more!

Project 1: Gilded Gerbera Table Runner

From the Gerbera Jamesonii Project Book

Skills You Will Master:
  • Successful outcomes with embroidery
  • Basting in the hoop
  • Appliqué in the hoop
  • Metallic thread use
  • Color wash (painting)
  • Satin stitching
  • Reverse mitre corners

Project 2: The Yellow Rose of Texas Table Runner

From the La Vie En Rose Project Book

Skills You Will Master:
  • Successful outcomes with embroidery
  • Basting in the hoop
  • Metallic thread use
  • Stencilling, and floating techniques
  • Tucks
  • Piping
  • Quilting
  • Binding applications

This is a 3-day event

Event fee $225

Educators: Urban Zundt and Tracey Sims

Learn more about our event educators

Urban Zundt

Urban Zündt is from the peaceful rural setting of Altenrhein, a small town near the centre for embroidery in St. Gallen, Switzerland. In past days, St. Gallen embroidery was represented at the entire world’s major exhibitions and enjoyed unbounded success. Even today, the leading fashion designers of haute-couture repeatedly use St. Gallen embroidery.Atelier Zündt was founded in Altenrhein by Felix Zündt and is where high class pattern collections for embroidery are created on the basis of longstanding tradition, although with contemporary, modern designs which always reflect the latest trend. Their creators naturally keep their finger on the pulse of current fashion, identifying new trends even before they become public knowledge.Urban’s father Felix Zündt was born in Balgach in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. After completing his education, he successfully passed his training to become a designer in a leading textile company and continued his training in England. Following his return, he again worked as a designer in the textile sector, in fact spending three years as a lecturer at the Swiss College of Textiles, Clothing and Fashion, the STF, in St. Gallen before setting up in business himself. His work involved on the one side producing his own creations and on the other, taking on orders for designs.

Urban obviously inherited his father’s imagination and creative drive. Like his father, he also trained as a designer but at the same time studied business administration. At the young age of twenty he joined his father’s company, Atelier Zündt and, as expected, brought with him the “fresh new ideas” of a younger generation. For some design collections, he draws inspiration from his vast library of historical embroideries and translates them into contemporary designs.

Now, with over 30 years designing and digitizing experience, in the traditional and modern techniques, Urban has taken Atelier Zündt to the world with the highest quality machine embroidery design collections.

Tracey Sims

Tracey Sims is an award winning artist with over 30 years’ experience. She lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.Tracey draws her inspiration from nature and during her travels she sketches, makes notes and takes many photographs of the plant life, birds and insects that feature in her work. Back in the studio she uses this pictorial record to design and paint the beautiful art work that is the basis of her digitized embroidery designs as well as fine art paintings and fabric prints.Combining her passion for painting and patchwork, Tracey has created a collection of patchwork prints that are ideal for embellishment with embroidery. These prints are sold individually or in project kits. Her quilts, embroideries and artwork have been featured in many publications in Australia, USA and the UK.
As a respected teacher of art, she has travelled extensively teaching classes throughout Australia, England, Ireland, America, Singapore and New Zealand. Tracey has written seven very successful decorative painting books and many articles and projects for painting magazines in Australia and the United States. She is honoured to be one of only three Australian artists to be commissioned twice to paint a project for the Decorative Arts Collection Museum in Atlanta Georgia, USA.

Since her introduction to Urban Zündt and digitized embroidery, Tracey’s life has undergone an exciting and fulfilling deviation with the pair planning many more projects in the future.

In 2013 Bernie Berlin of Northcott Fabrics introduced Tracey’s artwork to Deborah Edwards, Design Director for Northcott and together, Deborah, Tracey and Urban have developed an exciting program combining fabric with matching embroidery design.


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