A symphony is a musical work in 3 or more movements, a fitting name for this colorful design. A palette paint chip inspired the divisions and colors for this project.

Teaching objectives:

  • Examine the structure of stitches so students can execute complex stitches with ease and confidence
  • Explore different textures of thread and stitch

Students will have a choice of Autumn colors (on the left), or Winter colors (above)

Stitches include brick, waffle, Jessicas, teardrop crescents, sprat’s heads, walnetos, wheat, woven, layered cross stitch, rice, sword Amadeus, windmills, woven ribbons, 8 pointed star, Rhodes, Victorian step, floral cross, Greek, trame’, byzantine, Milanese pinwheels, Milanese, double fan doubled, waffle, Bargello, layered cross stitch, and layered crescents

Duration4 day class, for advanced stitchers
Kit MaterialsDMC cotton flosses, rayon flosses and #8 pearl cottons; Kreinik #8 braids; Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braids, Frosty Rays, Flair, and Neon Rays; Caron Collection Watercolours; size 22 and 18 tapestry needles
Size180 x 180 stitches, about 10″ square on 18 ct. white or Sandstone canvas
Student supplies2 pairs 16″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors, laying tool; magnification and lighting if needed
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