By Gloria Roch
This course introduces you to a type of three-dimensional surface embroidery using rayon threads, which was developed in Brazil in the 1960s. The project is worked in coloured rayon threads in a floral design suitable for framing as a picture or mounted for a wall hanging or as a cushion top.
This is a teaching course for beginner students in Hardanger. It is expected that all the stitches in this course will be completed, including the two styles of finishing the table mat. It is recommended that you have some experience of working on cotton or linen fabric and have done any of the following techniques: counted cross stitch, counted thread work, or blackwork.
This course is designed to take you beyond the beginner level of Hardanger embroidery by working on linen or an evenweave fabric other than Hardanger fabric, with a variety of threads in addition to perle cotton. Several complex stitches will be learned, and there is very strong encouragement for you to add elements from your personal research.
This course encourages you to continue your study of Stumpwork by teaching skills at the intermediate level. It assumes knowledge of the basic skills.
In a design of poppy flowers, a bud, and leaves along with a chickadee and inchworm, detached elements of an increasing complexity are taught.
This intermediate level course not only give instructions in various stitches, but encourages independent study of pulled thread stitches. Stitches given in the course are Hedebo Buttonhole Edge, Wave, Window, Reverse Wave, Waffle, Honeycomb, Satin, Faggot, Reverse Faggot, Cross, Greek Cross, Double Back, Ripple and Eyelet.
By Carol Storie
This adorable canvas candy bowl with its abstract design is lots of fun to stitch. Bargello is combined with a variety of textured stitches worked on 18 count mono canvas. When all the stitching is complete, it is backed with fabric and made into a bowl to hold candies, jewellery or whatnot!
The stitches chosen are needlepoint stitches: bargello, crescent stitch and variations, Scotch, Norwich or waffle, smyrna cross, wheat stitch, triangle stitch and eyelets. Finishing instructions are included.
By Catherine (Kit) Gates
This exciting sampler of Florentine stitches can be worked in your colour choice, on 18-count mono canvas. When all the stitching is complete, this design can be made into a delightful rectangular shaped pillow; would make a lovely picture; insert it into a serving tray or use it for a front panel of a bag.
The techniques for this design are canvaswork and florentine stitches worked in unusual ways. The stitches chosen for this design include: four-way florentine, Greek key, diagonal flint arrows, and adorable turtles, to name a few.