Explorations analyzes several kinds of stitches—large motifs such as walnetos, jessicas and crescents, background patterns and smaller spot motifs such as celestial star eyelets.

I will emphasize the mechanics of each stitch, instructing in how the stitches are formed on the front and back of the canvas, so that stitchers can learn to stitch with fewer errors, faster and more naturally. Stitches include waffle, Jessica, Amadeus, herringbone leaves, walneto, crescents, celestial star eyelets, trellis, mosaic, pavilion diamonds, oriental, Milanese, criss cross hungarian, 6 trip herringbone, scotch, Greek.

DurationThis is a very rushed 2 day class, a better 3 day class,
or an optimum 4 day class.
MaterialsDMC #8 pearl cotton, DMC cotton floss,
Kreinik #4 and #8 Braids,
Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braids,
Neon Rays and Panache
Sizeabout 10″ x 10″, 180 x 180 stitches on 18 ct. canvas.

This project is available in three color ways: Jewel on antique blue canvas with ruby, sapphire, amethyst and emerald, Ecru on eggshell canvas with monochromatic beiges and gold, and Autumn on sandstone canvas with rust, copper and gold.