By Peggy Kimble, revised by Helen McCrindle
This course will be retired on December 31, 2019
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 Barbara Gilbert, Peggy Kimble & Helen McCrindle
This lovely design combines several elements of Deerfield and features the following stitches: Buttonhole, Buttonhole Wheels, Chain, Snail's Trail (Coral Knots), Darning, Feather, Fly, French Knot, New England Laid Stitch (Roumanian), Outline or Stem, Herringbone, Deerfield Herringbone, Cross Stitch, Lattice Work, Satin Stitch, Spike Stitch, and Speckling. This will make a great guild course.