Shell Game 2 is a basic Bargello wave pattern punctuated with shell stitches and pearl beads.
- To learn a basic shell stitch with padding
- Compensating a Bargello wave pattern
- Develop a natural stitching rhythm without reliance on stitch diagrams
- Stitch with confidence and ease
The center shell patterns are padded; students will have the option to pad the smaller stitches if desired. Padding the shell stitches, a stump work technique, gives the finished design the look of real shells attached to the canvas. Available in 3 color ways: Blue Waters – as shown, clear blue water colors on Sandstone canvas; Seafoam – aqua water colors on aquamarina canvas, or Turquoise – turquoise water colors on white canvas. When finished, the project is suitable for a box top, pillow or framing, because the stitches are not long stitches that will catch with handling.
Stitches include Greek, slanted gobelin, Bargello wave, shell stitches and padded shell stitches.
|Duration||1 day class for beginners to intermediate stitchers.|
|Materials||DMC cotton flosses and pearl cotton, Caron Collection Watercolours, 2 sizes of pearl beads, size 22 tapestry needles, beading needle, and Fiberfill for stuffing shells|
|Size||8″ x 8″, 144 x 144 stitches on 18 ct. canvas|
|Student Supplies||2 pairs of 14″ stretcher bars, scissors, laying tool, tweezers (helpful for stuffing shells), magnification and lights if needed|