Rondo is a musical term referring to a composition’s structure, usually a refrain recurring four times with contrasting couplets.

Teaching objectives:

  • Encourage stitchers to approach “twisty” stitches with ease and confidence
  • Explore complex and layered stitches with a variety of textures

Ronda features a layered partial Jessica over crescents arranged tip to tip, with wrapped ray stitches flanking the Jessica. Several couched ribbons or threads surround the center motif, outlined with beads. Layered crescents with nautilus crescents expand the design from the center, with woven satin stitches, Amadeus stitches, interrupted waffle stitches, sprat’s heads and star waffles.

Available in original color way of blue/yellow/green, or in a grayscale color way with blue, yellow or green accent colors.

Stitches include layered partial Jessica, crescents, wrapped rays, couching, layered crescents, nautilus crescents, woven satin stitch, Amadeus, layered cross stitch, waffle, sprat’s head, and star waffles

Duration2 day class, for advanced stitchers
Kit Materials18 ct. mono deluxe white canvas, DMC cotton floss, DMC #8 pearl cottons, Caron Collection Watercolours, Kreinik #8 braids, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braids, Frosty Rays, and Neon Rays, Mill Hill or Sundance glass seed beads, size 22 tapestry needles and beading needle
Design SizeAbout 8″ x 8″ on 18 ct. white mono canvas, 144 x 144 stitches
Student supplies2 pairs 14″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples, scissors, laying tool, magnification and lighting if needed
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