By Peggy Kimble, revised by Helen McCrindle
This intermediate course will teach you the technique of Deerfield embroidery, which is a variation of Crewel embroidery. As well as learning to prepare and mount the fabric in a frame and wash and block the piece, you will learn the traditional stitches such as Stem or Outline, Herringbone, Deerfield Herringbone, New England Laid, Feather, Chain, Cross, Lattice, French, Fly, Spike, Seed Speckling, Satin, Snail Trail, and Darning as used in this style of embroidery.
By Christine Allan
The Celtic Sampler was created with the idea of it being very versatile. We will focus on the larger design using Monk's Cloth. The simplicity of the design lends itself to a variety of decors by changing the colours. This pattern was inspired by the Celtic & Norse Traditional designs, with a modern twist. You will learn the basic and popular stitches in Swedish Weaving, while making a functional project.
By Margaret Vant Erve
This pretty tulip design is an adaptation from a 19th century tile from Delft, Holland, renowned for its distinctive tiles. The embroidery is worked on a beautiful silk wool blend fabric using Soie d’alger silks and gold thread. The student will learn long and short, split and fishbone stitch as well as gold couching.