This 8-week class focuses on combining the stitches that were covered in the Embroidery Corner as border rows, decorative stitches and detail stitches. This is a no-sew project using cut fabric strips that are fused to a muslin square, some hand stitching may be required.
The first week will be used to design and create the base. The following weeks will be used to embroider each strip with a border row, and then add in decorative and detail stitches using embroidery threads such as perle cotton and cotton floss. The finished project can be turned into a pillow or a wall hanging. My book Embroidered and Embellished is a required supply. Student must be familiar with both thread and bead embroidery stitches before class, as no stitches will be demonstrated. Student must also be familiar with and have some knowledge of beads and their sizes before class.
Week 1: Creating The Base $20.00
Make a swatch chart, and assign color names and numbers to your fabrics. Learn to create a no-sew fabric base that does not require any machine sewing. Some hand sewing may be needed to finish the square.
Week 2: Embroidered Rows $20.00
Create a color chart for components, using “Christen’s Color Theory” or your own. Begin the embroidery for the border rows.
Week 3: Embroidered Rows $20.00
Continue to embroider border rows.
Week 4: Decorative Stitches $20.00
Embroider decorative stitches with thread on, around and off the border rows.
Week 5: Decorative Stitches $20.00
Embroider decorative stitches with beads. Student must be familiar with and have some knowledge of beads and their sizes before class.
Week 6: Detail Stitches $20.00
Embroidered small detail stitches both with threads and beads. Student must be familiar with and have some knowledge of beads and their sizes before class.
Week 7: Buttons, Charms and other Details $20.00
The final touches will include embroidered and beaded buttons; stitched charms and more.
Week 8: Finishing $20.00
Variety of bindings, stabilizers, and finishing touches.
This class is not currently scheduled.
6185 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
For information on the series, and if you are interested in attending, please contact me:
Until then, Happy Stitching! ~Christen