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Within a shining oval, a small butterfly hovers near a spray of golden yellow flowers, all accented by chocolate-spice colored Congress cloth. The flowers are elegant with the beauty of gleaming silks. The metallic oval is enhanced with twisted cords and bullion, and the twinkle of four background motifs.

Learn the easy way to create the depth and dimension required as you use your needle to bring these lovely flowers to life. Cambridge is a study in realistic shading techniques, focusing on methods for primary and secondary motifs.

Techniques covered in this intermediate level class include: realistic shading the easy-to-learn way, contemporary couching of twisted cord with an innovative method to create a continuous line, traditional couching of pearl purl bullion, a variation of Armenian stitch, and a challenging counted pattern. The instruction booklet contains ‘work-in-progress’ photos which 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
Ground Fabric: Chocolate-spice Congress cloth
Finished Size: 8" x 11.5" stitched area on 12" x 16" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 12" x 16", usual supplies, laying tool, fine point water soluble pen, cover cloth, two magnets
Pre-Class Work: No


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