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 a monochromatic color scheme with a single accent color

Angles has enjoyed an enduring popularity with stitchers, due to the striking monochromatic color scheme with a single accent color, and the variety of stitches – you won’t be bored! Students can change the accent color if desired, because the grayscale main colors provide a neutral palette that can accommodate many accent colors.

Stitches include sprat’s head, rice, Amadeus, hungarian, laid stitches, scotch, crescents, Milanese, layered upright cross, Rhodes, upright point de tresse, long armed cross, diagonal fern, Bargello, herringbone squares, double fan doubled, eyelet, tear drop crescents, Amadeus, layered herringbone, upright waffle, Milanese pinwheel, double fan, satin stitch patterns, 8 pointed star, double herringbone, and Greek.

Duration3 or 4 day class, for advanced stitchers
MaterialsDMC pearl cottons, cotton flosses and rayon flosses;
Kreinik #4, #8 and #12 braids;
Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braid and Neon Rays.
Size181 x 180 stitches on 18 ct. pewter canvas, about 10″ x 10″
Student supplies2 pairs 16″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; laying tool; scissors; magnification and lighting if needed
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