Sept. 26th and Feb. 6th, 2010
in Provence" with Lynn Payette
LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY: Intermediate
GROUND FABRIC: White (soft) Congress cloth
SIZE: 6 ¼" x 4 ½"
"Window in Provence" is a non-charted, pre-drawn design that will
give the student a unique opportunity to try new and different techniques
This piece will be worked in three stages. Stage One: This will
be to create the wall, window, shutters, and the shadows. The wall
is created from pieces of ultra-suede that have been cut out and applied
to the ground fabric in several pieces (by lightly gluing them with a glue
stick). Lines will be drawn (with a Micron pen) on the ultra-suede
to depict 'cracks' in the wall. (Note: the ultra-suede will not totally
cover the ground. It will only be used here and there to indicate the
wall.) The bricks on the wall are stitched in variegated silk ribbons.
The shutters will be created by covering pieces of cardboard with fabric
and then stitching them to the Congress cloth ground. (Note: The cardboard
used is thin enough to easily stitch through.) These will then be
overstitched with pearl cotton and floss to create the slats and braces of
the shutters. The actual window will be covered with sheer fabrics
that are cut and applied to create the glass and shadows on the windows.
The sashing will be worked in couched #5 pearl cotton.
Stage Two: The tree will be created using novelty threads, pearl
cottons, metallic threads, and flosses that are couched down. Student
will use a tissue paper pattern over the piece to work the tree.
Stage Three: The flowers and leaves are created using silk ribbons
in 4 mm. and 7 mm. widths. These are in various different shades
giving the student ample opportunity to make decisions as to placement and
color choice. The stitches used include: hollyhock stitch, gathered
flower, fuchsia flower, straight stitch, puffed straight stitch.
The emphasis on this piece will be to teach the student new, unusual and
unique techniques and stitches, as well as teaching the student how to create
depth, perspective and cast shadows with threads, fabrics and ribbons.
KIT CONTENTS: Pre-printed white Congress cloth; silk
ribbon; ultra-suede; floss; pearl cotton; Brazilian (rayon) thread; sheer
and opaque fabrics; cardboard; nettings; novelty threads; beads.
STUDENT SUPPLIES: 12" x 9" stretcher bars and tacks,
small, sharp scissors, paper scissors, an assortment of needles including
a beading needle, glue stick (not the blue type); invisible thread and beeswax;
bag to transport piece, extra light and magnification if desired.