Prepainted and pre-machined stitched canvas will be the
base for needlelace techniques and stitches. Worked in pearl cottons, metallic
threads, and beads. Lace is worked over a pattern on canvas. When
completed, the canvas behind the lace is removed. The machine stitching will
be the base for the lace stitches. A second fabric layer with small snips
of Dupioni silk adhered (without stitching) will be seen through the needlelace
leaf. Stitches taught include couching, Brussels stitch and Pea stitch and
variations, Cordonnet and Cordonnette, Buttonhole (corded) and beading.
Technique: Open work on canvas with needlelace techniques and stitches
Proficiency Level: All levels
Design Size: 5" x 5"
Kit Fees/Contents: $45; Pearl cottons #12, #8, and #5; metallic threads
#8 and #16 braid, Candlelight and Sulky metallic sewing threads. Ground fabric
is prepainted and pre-machine stitched 18-count canvas. The lower layer of
fabric is muslin, along with a variety of Autumnal colored silk Dupioni fabrics.
Also in the kit is "Steam a Seam II" and, for use in class, several colors
of metallic pens (optional, if desired).
Student Supplies: Usual sewing supplies, including scissors (small
sharp, and paper), an assortment of needles, including a #22 chenille, #8
crewel, #22 tapestry, #18 chenille, and a beading needle, scotch tape, a
pencil, and extra lighting and magnification (if desired). Any other supplies
necessary will be outlined in the student letter.