This class is a study in texture with high-low dimensional
stitching. Quilting with Styrofoam fruit trays creates the garden wall. The
wall is then painted with watercolor pencils or crayons before the flowers
are added. Learn how to create lace wired flowers, raised bead flowers, whipped
spider webs, bullion knots, woven bar, detached buttonhole flowers and more.
This class is designed for you as a stitcher to express your own ideas and
create your imaginary walled garden.
This piece Poetry 'N Stitchery was designed to illustrate a
simple poem: "All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of
Technique: A study in texture -- high-low relief adding dimension
to a flat surface, including quilting, weaving, beadwork, wire structuring
and watercolor painting. This is a class in experimenting in free and surface
Proficiency Level: All levels
Design Size: 5" x 5"
Kit Fees/Contents: $45; (8" x 10") piece of 28-count linen, muslin,
padding, assorted threads, ribbons, beads, wire etc. for creating textured
flowers, leaves and vines, and complete instructions. Students share watercolor
pencils and brushes.
Student Supplies: Frame to fit 8" x 10" fabric, usual stitching supplies,
fingernail clipper pencil and felt tip pen, plus light and magnifier if so
desired, and a doodle cloth.