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Four Day Classes


FEEDING FRENZY

 

Class Length: 4 days
Proficiency Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Design Size: 10" x 13"
Ground: Batik Fabric and Organza
Class Description:
As feeding time approaches, the Koi go into a feeding frenzy. This innovative two-layered design creates a realistic and almost sculptural depiction of the Koi in their pond.  The Koi are stitched on pre-mounted Batik-printed fabric to give the illusion of movement and depth to the pond, thus forming the base layer.

The lily pads and bead flowers are stitched on pre-mounted Organza which is placed    above the Koi, creating the surface of the pond.  When finished, the two layers are mounted with a separation of about 1/2 inch, allowing the viewer to look through the surface to the active Koi below.  Student will pad the fish areas
before adding the final layers of Floche. The flashy tails give movement to the Koi. 
 
Supplies include DMC Floche, flosses, beads, sequins, and Kreinik metallic threads. Dimension is enhanced by the use of two separate sets of stretcher bars. Creativity is encouraged, as students add their own touches to this 10 stitched Koi pond.  This class will give the stitcher all the needed elements to complete the piece at home, including framing tips to achieve the dimensional
effect.
Technique: Traditional, surface, dimensional stitching
Kit Fee: $120
Kit Contents: Instructions with color photo, pre-mounted stretcher bars, DMC Floche, flosses, beads sequins, and Kreinik metallic threads, batik fabric and organza, and materials needed to complete design. 
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: Laying tool, frame weight, or holder, magnification/light (if desired) and personal stitching supplies
 
 

LONE STAR HOMESTEAD

 

Class Length: 4 days
Proficiency Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Design Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Ground: 18-count mono canvas, white (14x14)
Class Description: Bluebonnets set the scene for Lone Star Homestead where the center of the star is reminiscent of a Texas landscape.  The background of the Lone Star (a popular quilt design) is stitched in a Blackwork design which is topped with surface stitched native Texas flowers.  Students may select flowers from 12 designs, and line-draw the patterns onto the canvas.  Threads include solid and over-dyed flosses, Perle Cotton, Watercolours, and Silk Elegance.  A touch of Batik fabric is used for the small sun. 
Technique: Traditional, Surface, Dimensional Embroidery
Kit Fee: $98
Kit Contents: Instructions with color photo, line drawn canvas, threads, and materials needed to complete design. 
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 14" x14" stretcher bars, tacks, laying tool, sharp scissors, frame weight or holder, magnification/light if desired, #4 pencil, personal stitching supplies.
 
 

QUIET MOMENTS

 

Class Length: 4 days
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Design Size: 7" x 9"
Ground: 24-count Congress Cloth, white
Class Description: Picture the still quiet of winter as the snow settles, with only a little bunny and cardinal in view.  This is the scene that you will detail as part of the dimensional canvas work “QuietMoments” class.  
                
The class begins with color washing the canvas, on which the students will then do both surface and traditional stitching.  Students will learn a variety of different techniques as they stitch the large tree on a separate piece of canvas, then pad and appliqué it to the main forest piece.  Dimension is enhanced by the use of padded Batik fabric embellished with metallic and cotton cording.  Various geometric stitches and French knots enhance the snow mounds.

Creativity is encouraged, as students add their own touches to this stitched forest with a variety of rayon threads, cotton flosses, and metallic threads.  Color wash paints and brushes will be available for use in class to further enhance the piece.

This class will give the stitcher all the needed elements to complete the piece at home.
Technique: Traditional, Surface, Dimensional Embroidery
Kit Fee: $90
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 11x13 stretcher bars, laying tool, and usual stitching supplies.
 
 

SPRING MEADOW

 

Class Length: 4 days
Proficiency Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Design Size: 7" x 9"
Ground: 24-count Congress Cloth, white, 11x13, and 6x10
Class Description: Spring awakens following the winter chills and blues, with a young fawn quietly sitting in the meadow with a little owl looking down.  The class begins with color washing the canvas, on which the student will then do both surface and traditional stitching.  New blades of grass and blossoming flowers along with young trees are stitched with hand dyed threads and silk ribbon.  The large tree will be stitched on a separate piece of canvas, then padded and appliquéd to the main forest piece.  Dimension is enhanced by the use of padded batik fabric.

Creativity is encouraged, as students add their own touches to this stitched forest.  Color wash paints and brushes will be available for use in class.  This class will give the stitcher all the needed elements to complete the piece at home.
Technique: Traditional, Surface, Dimensional Stitching
Kit Fee: $98
Kit Contains: Instructions with color photo, line drawn canvas, threads, and materials needed to complete design. 
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 11" x13" and 6" x 10" stretched bars, tacks, laying tool, sharp scissors, frame weight or holder, magnification/light if desired, #4 pencil, personal stitching supplies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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