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 color and texture. This project is divided into areas, each with a different stitch texture, making this an intriguing project.

Students have the choice Southwest colors, with Treenway Silk threads as the main threads, or Peacock colors, using cotton threads instead.

Stitches include waffle, double fan doubled, jessicas, walnetos, crescents, battlement couching, bound cross, reverse laced wheels, fancy cross, Amadeus, rays, Brighton, Victorian step, double leviathan, woven ribbons, sword Amadeus, trellis cross, scotch with overstitching, hungarian, sprat’s head, triangle Amadeus, Rhodes, 8 trip herringbone, bunger and laid patterns.

Duration4 day class, for intermediate to advanced stitchers
Kit Materials18 ct. mono deluxe canvas in sandstone or white; Southwest color way: Treenway Silks Harmony, Tranquility, Serenity and Zen Shin; Kreinik #4 and #8 braids; Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braids, Neon Rays; Presencia pearl cottons; Peacock color way: DMC pearl cottons and cotton flosses; Kreinik #4 and #8 braids; Treenway Silk Zen Shin; Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braids; both color ways include size 22 and size 18 tapestry needles
Size12″ x 12″ on 18 ct. canvas, 216 x 216 stitches
Student supplies2 pairs 18″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors, laying tool; magnification and lighting if needed
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