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Spring Promise

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Spring arrives with the promise of renewal, growth, and bounty of the evolving seasons. The hint of things to come is portrayed in this image of sunny yellow daffodils which look real enough to pick. The background of the flowers is silver leaf applied in a Japanese technique. Framing the center motif is a drawn thread border.

Techniques learned in this class are: the easy way to create realistic shading, counted stitch shading, couching bullion, importance of value placement in forming perspective, simultaneous contrast and its importance in embroidery, how a border forms a cohesive design, repetition of color and value to establish a focal point, drawn thread, and serpentine hemstitching. Although Spring Promise was designed as a companion piece to Summer Glory, Autumn Fulfillment and Winter Expectation, each design has the strength to stand alone.

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric: #23 Congress Cloth, white, with silver leafing applied
Finished Size: 8-1/2" Diamond Shape on 12" x 12" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 12" x 12", usual supplies including a small crochet hook, laying tool, cover cloth, fine point water soluble pen
Pre-Class Work: No

Spring Promise

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