Circle Dance

Circles, circles and more circles dance around a large center circle.

Teaching objections:

  • Learn to stitch Jessicas with ease and confidence
  • Paint a background to enhance the open stitches
  • Explore several complex and layered stitches with a variety of textures

The class begins with students painting a background, using sponges and water based paints. Then several circular stitches are added to the design, some open that allow the background canvas to show through, and some solidly covering the canvas.

Stitches include Jessicas, Rhodes stitches, smooth spider webs, 4 trip herringbone, brick, Parisian, Hungarian, Scotch, byzantine, Milanese, detached buttonhole, couched lines and layered Jessicas.

Duration2 day class, for advanced stitchers
Kit MaterialsCaron Collection Watercolours, DMC cotton floss and #5 pearl cotton, Presencia #8 pearl cotton, Kreinik #8 Braids; sponges and paints to use in class, 18 ct. mono deluxe canvas, size 22 tapestry needles
Size10″ x 10″, 180 x 180 stitches
Student supplies2 pairs 16″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors, laying tool; magnification and lighting strongly encouraged; apron or protective clothing for painting
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