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Rose Confetti

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Confetti – bits and pieces which combine to form a magnificent total. In this confetti design of many parts, the straight lines of area sections and needlepoint stitches contrast with the soft curves of realistic shading and bargello patterns. Areas of open work showing the color of the Zweigart Over-Dyed Congress cloth contrast with the sparkle of Delica beads and metallic braid. Rose Confetti is a glorious study of contrasts and comparisons. 

Learn Sandy’s easy way to create depth and dimension as you use your needle and silks to create the rose. A in-depth study in realistic shading, the center motif also employs both basic and enhancement techniques. Judicious over-stitching with partial blending filament creates a special luminosity. Stitching time will be allotted in class for experimentation and to practice the methods with the help of the instructor. Stitchers will select either sunny yellow or rose pink Congress cloth, with matching silks and beads. Choice will be handled through the student letter. 

In addition to Sandy’s approach to realistic shading and how easy it is to do, we’ll also learn how to do contemporary cornelli work, several varieties of bargello, burden patterns, asymmetrical balance, composite patterns, beadwork, handling exposed canvas, traditional stitches used in an unusual way, and lots more. The excellent, detailed instruction booklet contains ‘work-in-progress’ photos which make completing the project easy. Basic color theory as it applies to depth perception and shading will also be discussed.

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days, 12 hours total
Ground Fabric: Dyed Congress cloth
Finished Size: 7.5" x 9.25" on 12" x 14" canvas
Color Choice: Sunny Yellow or Rose Pinks
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 10" x 14", usual supplies, laying tool, cover cloth
Pre-Class Work: Yes, 1 hour 

Rose Confetti

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