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Autumn Fulfillment

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The abundance that comes in the autumn with the end of the growing season is portrayed as it cascades from this cornucopia. The background of this bounty is gold gilding applied in a Japanese technique. Drying time does not permit doing the gilding process in class, however it will be described in detail. The fruit and vegetables of the motif are the perfect opportunity to learn numerous shading and color techniques as you stitch with 36 silk colors.

Methods taught in this class are: the easy way to create realistic shading (no need to lay threads), counted stitch shading, couching bullion, importance of value placement in forming perspective, optical mixing, simultaneous contrast and its importance in embroidery, how a border forms a cohesive design, repetition of color and value to establish a focal point, variations on a counted stitch. Although Autumn Fulfillment was designed as a companion piece to Spring Promise, Summer Glory, and Winter Expectation, each design has the strength to stand alone.

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric: #23 Congress Cloth, white, with gold gilding applied
Finished Size: 8-1/2" Diamond Shape on 12" x 12" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 12" x 12", usual supplies, laying tool, cover cloth, fine point water soluble pen
Pre-Class Work: No


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