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Autumn Stars

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These glorious leaves are certainly the stars of a magnificent autumn season! They tumble over golden boundaries that cannot contain their brilliant beauty. Gold tendrils enhance and give further depth to the design.

Learn Sandy’s easy way to create depth and dimension as you use your needle and silks to create the colored leaves. An in-depth study in realistic shading, Autumn Stars also employs both basic and enhancement techniques. Stitching time will be allotted in class for experimentation and to practice the methods with the help of the instructor.

In addition to Sandy's approach to realistic shading and how easy it is to do, we'll also learn how to couch pearl purl bullion, the use of a pigment marker, and employing a wrapped thread in a non-traditional manner. The instruction booklet contains "work-in-progress" photos that make completing the project easy. Basic color theory as it applies to depth perception and shading will also be discussed.

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days (12 hours total)
Ground Fabric: Congress Cloth, black
Finished Size: 7-1/2" x 8" on 12" x 14" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 12" x 14", #24 and #26 tapestry needles, frame holder, scissors for both silks and metals, usual supplies, laying tool, cover cloth, fine point water soluble pen
Pre-Class Work: About two to three hours

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