**Beginning January, 2017**
In this class you can explore 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 have the option to embroider these stitches onto a piece of fabric as a sampler.
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 have previous embroidery knowledge, 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 in class.
Session Details: $45.00/3 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 a graph paper sheet, and a design worksheet with a strip pieced and crazy pieced block. Class homework will be to finish drawing in the stitches on the graph paper and design worksheet. Optional homework is to embroider the stitches onto a piece of fabric as a sampler.
Week 1: The Embroidered Row, and the border row and its variations are explored and explained. Embroidery Options, Areas to Embroider, Descriptions of Shapes (fabric sections), Where to Embroider, and Description of Seams (length and size) will also be discussed. Included in the class are a drawn illustration of the border rows that will be covered; a piece of graph paper to use as you explore the possibilities of the stitches; and a design worksheet with a strip pieced and crazy pieced block to draw these illustrations and others. An explanation the stitches will be provided with drawn and stitched examples of my work.
Example: Week 1
Week 2: The Embroidered Row and the decorative stitches are explored and explained. Included in the class is a drawn illustration of the decorative and detail stitches that can be used. An explanation of the stitches will be provided with drawn and stitched examples of my work. You will continue to work on the graph paper and design worksheet, filling the border rows with decorative stitches.
Example: Week 2
Week 3: The Embroidered Row and the detail stitches are explored and explained. An explanation of the stitches will be provided with drawn and stitched examples of my work. You will continue to work on the graph paper and design worksheet, filling the border rows with detail stitches.
Example: Week 3
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 21, 2017
- Blanket Stitch and Variations: February 28, and March 7 and 14, 2017
- Feather Stitch and Variations: March 21 and 28, and April 4, 2017
- Cretan, Herringbone and Chevron Stitches and their Variations: April 11, 18 and 25, 2017
- Individual Stitches: May 2, 9, 16, 2017
One three-week session of classes is $45.00, 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 – 2:30 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