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The Colors of Autumn

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The colors of a glorious late-September afternoon are echoed on Congress cloth in this spectacular composition. The reds, oranges, golds, browns, and greens of autumnal leaves are duplicated with lustrous silks, and balanced with the gleam of gold mesh and metallics — both with and without padding.

Learn Sandy's easy way to create spectacular shading as you use your needle and silks to create the four different leaves displaying their brilliant autumn colors. An in-depth study in realistic shading, we'll use basic and enhancement techniques. Stitching time will be allotted in class for experimentation and to practice the methods with the help of the instructor.

In addition to Sandy's approach to realistic shading and how easy it is to do, we'll also learn how to paint a portion of the canvas with matt and metallic pigment markers, do contemporary cornelli work, stitch directional shading, diagonal couching of Japanese metal, form dimension with padding, and learn how to work with sheer overlays. The instruction booklet contains "work-in-progress" photos, which make completing the project easy.

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days, 12 hours total
Ground Fabric: Beige Congress cloth
Finished Size: 7.25" x 9.25" on 12" x 14" canvas
Pre-Class Work: NONE

The Colors of Autumn

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