Do you ever find it challenging to turn corners? This is the project for you! Cornered features several bands with instruction in turning outside and inside corners.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Learn to turn inside and outside corners with different stitches and motifs
  • Develop confidence and ease when stitching

Cornered explores several border stitches, making inside and outside corners with each border. Some of the turns are straightforward, others require a little manipulation to make an orderly turn. All of the stitches are executed with various weights of pearl cotton and metallic threads, using texture and weight to make some areas more prominent and others recede.

Stitches used: several different Jessicas, crescents, eyelets, waffles, sprat’s heads, Bargello swirls, layered cross stitch, 6 trip herringbone, windmills, diagonal stitch, trellis, Rhodes, scotch, bound cross, double cross and sutherland pattern.

Duration1 or 2 day class for intermediate stitchers
MaterialsPresencia #5, #8, #12 and #16 pearl cottons, Presencia metallic floss, Kreinik #8 braid, size 22 tapestry needles
Sizeabout 8″ x 10″, 144 x 180 stitches on 18 ct. white mono canvas
Student supplies1 pair 14″ and 1 pair 18″ stretcher bars, tacks or staples; scissors, magnification and lighting if needed, laying tool optional
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