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TAPESTRY TASTINGS

Like a wine tasting menu, Tapestry Tastings is a sampling of several counted canvas stitches presented in a grid layout. Teaching objectives: Learn the best starting and stopping methods for various stitches and types of threads Work with several different textures of thread Examine the construction of stitches to promote ease and confidence when stitching […]

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TREASURED STITCHES

Do you delight in Jean Hilton “twisty” stitches? Treasured Stitches celebrates these kinds of stitches in a jewel box setting. Teaching objectives: Explore a different take on “twisty” stitches Work with various thread textures to highlight stitch features Examine the structure of complex stitches to promote ease and confidence in execution The stitches may seem

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INDIE POP

Indie Pop allows each stitcher to create a unique project by selecting the motifs, colors and stitches to suit their personality. Teaching objectives: Examine the structure of complex stitches so stitches can execute them with ease and confidence Explore several complex and layered stitches with a variety of textures Promote confidence in selecting stitches, motifs

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SYMPHONY

A symphony is a musical work in 3 or more movements, a fitting name for this colorful design. A palette paint chip inspired the divisions and colors for this project. Teaching objectives: Examine the structure of stitches so students can execute complex stitches with ease and confidence Explore different textures of thread and stitch Students

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GILDED CABOCHONS

The ceiling at Union Station in Chicago inspired this design. Areas recede or progress based on texture in a monochromatic color palette. Teaching objectives: Explore different techniques for padding areas Use of texture in a monochromatic design Examine the structure of stitches to promote an ease and confidence with stitches that diminishes reliance on stitch

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EXPLORATIONS

Explorations analyzes several kinds of stitches—large motifs such as walnetos, jessicas and crescents, background patterns and smaller spot motifs such as celestial star eyelets. I will emphasize the mechanics of each stitch, instructing in how the stitches are formed on the front and back of the canvas, so that stitchers can learn to stitch with

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DIVISIONS

Do you see the divisions in this project? The areas are not defined by borders, but by stitches and colors. Teaching objectives: Encourage a natural stitching rhythm by examining the structure of complex stitches Explore different textures of silk, cotton and metallic threads Divisions was inspired by an art print, with several distinct areas of

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Angles

This “wow!” design impresses both those who stitch it, and those who see the finished project! Teaching objectives: Explore different textures of cotton, metallic, and rayon threads Learn a plethora of counted canvas stitches Examine the structure of stitches, so stitchers can work with confidence and ease, without constant reliance on the stitch diagrams Execute

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