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From Cocoon to Canvas, An Overview of Silks for Needlepoint

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The queen of all threads for needlepoint is ... silk! How does that little worm do it? That, and so much more, will be discussed in this notebook/project class. The key to knowing how to use the different silks on canvas understanding the various types of silks available. Once you know how to stitch with each of the several categories, then you can stitch with any silk thread at all! A whole glorious world awaits you!

Well stitch many small notebook samples of different types of silks. Then well use some of those silks on a 5" x 5" quick-to-finish size project. 12 different threads in all, plus instructions for the project, extensive written material on silks, mounting pages, and even a notebook for your stitch samples! Silk ... its so beautiful! And even more so when you know how to use it!

This is a comprehensive class important for anyone doing silk work on canvas. Since these techniques can easily be adapted to other types of thread, this class will benefit all embroiderers.

Technique: Silk on Canvas
Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric: Congress cloth, cream for project and beige for notebook samples
Finished Size: 5" x 7", plus notebook samples
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 10" x 10", and 8" x 8", usual supplies, fine point water soluble marker
Pre-Class Work: No
Materials Required by Instructor: Marking board, table, no special equipment

Coccoon To Canvas


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