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Winter Whites

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Mere photographs cannot begin to capture the visual impact of this spectacular composition. Two white poinsettias are placed against soft blue Congress cloth, their petals graduating from the crisp sparkle of a winter morning to the pale, satiny saturation of spring growth yet to come. Enhancing the silken petals are holly leaves outlined in silver bullion and painted in class with metallic paint marker. Backing the flowers are two bands of shadow stitching done with a darker value of the ground color.

Learn the easy way to create depth and dimension as you use your needle and silks to bring these flowers to life. Winter Whites is a study in realistic shading using both 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 realistic shading and how easy it is to do, we’ll also cover how to use paint markers on canvas and contemporary couching of bullion. The instruction booklet contains ‘work-in-progress’ photos which make completing the project easy. Basic color theory and the placement of special techniques within a motif to enhance depth perception and shading will also be part of the class sessions

Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric:

Congress cloth, Light Blue

Finished Size: 7" x 8" stitched area on 12" x 14" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides:

Stretcher bar frame 12" x 14", usual supplies, laying tool, fine point water soluble pen, cover cloth

Pre-Class Work: No

Winter Whites

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