The Embroidery Corner Stitch Library
**Beginning January, 2017**
This is a great class to learn how to use the stitches that you learned in the Embroidery Corner. Each session teaches you how to combine a border row stitch and its variations with decorative and detail stitches. These combinations are then drawn onto a strip pieced and crazy pieced design worksheet. You will have homework to complete these stitches on a muslin square.
PLEASE NOTE: No embroidery stitches will be taught in this class, it is assumed that you know the embroidery stitches that are covered. You must either know embroidery, or have taken the Embroidery Corner. Also note that the project or work that will be done in class will not be finished in class, you will have homework that MUST be completed before the following week’s class.
This is a technique class only and is meant to help you build your use of the stitches and your own stitch library. It is required that you buy my embroidery book, The Embroidery Book. This will be used as a reference guide for the actual stitches that will be covered.
Session Details: $30.00/3 weeks
Each 3-week session covers a border row stitch and its variations, combining these with decorative and detail stitches. The stitches are explored on both strip pieced and crazy pieced design worksheets. Class homework will be to work the stitches on a muslin sampler.
Week 1: The border row and its variations are drawn onto graph paper, working the stitch in straight lines and drawn images using templates (not provided). Instructions and examples on how to use the stitches will be provided with both drawn and finished examples of work. Class homework will be to work the stitches on a muslin sampler.
Week 2: The variety of decorative and detail stitches are explored and drawn onto each border row stitch drawn in Week 1. Instructions and examples on how to use the stitches will be provided with both drawn and finished examples of work. Class homework will be to work the stitches on a muslin sampler.
Week 3: The combination of stitches from Weeks 1 – 2 will be drawn onto a worksheet provided in class. This worksheet has two designs to work from, a strip pieced and crazy pieced design. Instructions on how to use the stitches and combinations according to the size and shapes of the drawn designs will be provided with both drawn and finished examples of work.
Here is a list of the border row stitches and the dates that they will be covered:
- Outline, Back-stitch, and Coral Stitches and their Variations: January 10, 17 and 24, 2017
- Chain Stitch and Variations: January 31, February 7, and 14, 2017
- Blanket Stitch and Variations: February 21, 28, and March 7, 2017
- Feather Stitch and Variations: March 14, 21 and 28, 2017
- Cretan, Herringbone and Chevron Stitches and their Variations: April 4, 11, and 18, 2017
One three-week session of classes is $30.00, paid on the first day of the session. By agreeing and paying for the class, you will be making the commitment to attend all three classes. The classes are held on Tuesday’s from 1:00 – 2:00 at this location:
6185 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
For information on the series, and if you are interested in attending, please contact me Christen:
The above class fees reflect the content of the handouts for each specific class. You will receive a handout in an email for each week, which will need to be printed and brought to class.
Until then, Happy Stitching! ~Christen