Do you delight in Jean Hilton “twisty” stitches? Treasured Stitches celebrates these kinds of stitches in a jewel box setting.

Teaching objectives:

  • Explore a different take on “twisty” stitches
  • Work with various thread textures to highlight stitch features
  • Examine the structure of complex stitches to promote ease and confidence in execution

The stitches may seem familiar, but this project examines them in a different light to present a new challenge. Rich textures of silk, silk/metallic braids, ribbon and metallic threads deliver a luxurious look and feel for this treasure box of stitches.

Stitches include waffle, sprat’s heads, Amadeus, Milanese pinwheel, crescents, double fan doubled, Kitty’s double fan doubled, mistake stitch, Chilly Hollow, Jessica, walneto, 12 pointed star, pavilion diamonds, trellis, and couching.

Duration 4 day class, for advanced stitchers
Kit Materials 18 ct. mono deluxe eggshell canvas; Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame' Braid, Splendor, Neon Rays, Neon Rays+, and Panache;
Kreinik #12 braid, Facets and Petite Facets; size 22 tapestry needles
Size 9" x 9" on 18 ct. canvas, 162 x 162
Student Supplies 2 pairs 15" stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors (for metallics and thread); laying tool; magnification and lighting if needed

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