Symmetry and complexity combine in a single project, interesting for stitchers while working the project and a source of pride when completed!

Teaching objectives:

  • Explore complex and layered stitches with a variety of textures
  • Encourage stitchers to develop an easy stitching rhythm by understanding the structure of stitches

Adagio features a center motif with a Kitty’s double fan doubled, a Jean Hilton variation of the double fan doubled. Sprat’s heads, Amadeus stitches and layered partial Jessicas emanate from the center, with overlapping fans and waffle stitches in the corners.


Stitches include Kitty’s double fan doubled, layered partial Jessicas, triangle Amadeus, right angle sprat’s, plaited rays, pavilion diamonds, waffle, oblong criss cross rectangles, double herringbone, tied oblong crosses and diamond Rhodes.

Duration2 day class, for advanced stitchers
Kit Materials18 ct. mono deluxe canvas, DMC cotton floss, DMC #8 pearl cottons, Caron Collection Watercolours, Kreinik #8 braids, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braid and Neon Rays, size 22 tapestry needles
Design size8″ x 8″, 144 x 144 stitches on 18 ct. canvas
Student supplies2 pairs 14″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors; laying tool, magnification and lighting if needed
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