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Silk Threads on Canvas Notebook

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Stitching with silk threads on canvas requires some special considerations. Proper methods for their use is the subject of this notebook class. The stitched samples created and provided written material form an exceptional personal reference. Students will work with silk floss, both stranded and flat, and several cordonnets. Techniques such as Bokhara couching, Roumanian couching, Burden stitch and variations, laid work, trellis with without a flat silk foundation will be stitched. Since silk is especially suitable for shading, several forms will be studied. These include pointillism, optical mixing, realistic shading, counted, block, satin, tapestry and ombre shading methods.

Students will receive a 3-ring notebook, plastic pages, heavy card-stock mounting pages with pre-printed notes on which to attach stitched samples, and extensive written material on sericulture, silk embroidery history, laying silk, and stitch suggestions. This is a comprehensive class important for anyone doing silk work on canvas and will benefit embroiderers working with any type of thread.

Method of Presentation: Notebook Samples, Lecture, Discussion
Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric: #23/24 Congress Cloth
Finished Size: Multiple Notebook Samples, Various Sizes
Student Provides: 12" x 16" working frame, laying tool, usual items
Pre-Class Work: No

Silk Notebook

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