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Gathered In

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Three ears of colored corn are depicted with Delica glass beads. The placement of the colored beads gives each ear the appearance of depth and dimension. Learn the easy way to do realistic shading as you stitch ribbons which seem to turn and curve. Three acorns nestle in the folds of the ribbon. This glorious tribute to the abundance of autumn harvest is completed with couched bullion and twisted cord. Exciting, yet simple, shading methods are the focus of this class.

Techniques covered while stitching Gathered In include: realistic shading the easy way with stranded silk (the simple to use silk), directional shading, textural shading, pointillistic shading, attaching beads in an uncommon method, bullion couching, and couching twisted cord including a newly devised method for creating a continuous line.

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric: #23 Congress cloth, cream
Finished Size: 8" x 10" on 12" x 14" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: 12" x 14" stretcher bar frame, cover cloth to protect work, usual supplies including laying tool
Pre-Class Work: No

Gathered In


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