This class is scheduled to begin on December 13, 2012.
In this class you will take a two silk painterís hankies and turn them into a work of art! The hankies will be split, sandwiched, then machine stitched into a framed silk canvas base.
This silken canvas will be embellished with a Painterís Potpourri Pack full of threads, cocoons, a silk carrier rod and assorted threads. But the embellishments do not stop there! You will make your own beads and button shapes; and cut the pelmet Vilene into strips. These components will then be embroidered to the silk canvas with silk buttonhole twist.
Directions will also be given to make silk ribbon pods and additional fabric beads. A few simple embroidered and beaded stitches will add that final touch, turning this unusual group of materials into a one of a kind Embellished Silk Treasure.
Lesson 1: In this class you will take the silk hankies and create a canvas with a backing material and lots of machine stitching. One hanky will form the center of the canvas, and another will form the frame. Paint and the dyed yarns from the Painterís Potpourri pack will be used to further embellish the surface of the canvas.
Lesson 2: In this class you will cut the pelmet Vilene into strips or shapes; and make button rounds and fabric beads from the machine stitched hankies. Other embellishment options will be discussed along with the design of these components. Silk ribbon pods, with thread embellished beads and cocoons will help to complete the design.
Lesson 3: In this class you will learn the embroidery stitches which include: straight, herringbone, Cretan, and colonial knot. These are used to attach the design components to the canvas. A few simple beaded stitches such as single, double, detail bead and long loops will be added to finish the design. Suggestions for backing the canvas will also be included.
The lessons and instructions in this class are written for someone who is experienced with her/his sewing machine, and therefore will be able to understand the information written and be able to adapt that information to their sewing machine if needed.
The directions call for metallic threads; please be aware that not all machines can use metallic threads successfully. Especially Viking machines, in this case you are welcome to substitute rayon sewing threads for metallic sewing threads.
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The supply list will be sent to all students one week before the class starts. Once you buy this class you will receive an email order confirmation, but you will not hear from us again until the supply list is sent.
A high speed connection to the internet is recommended for all students.
In order to participate in online classes at joggles you are expected to have basic computer and internet skills. You need to be able to browse the internet, know how to download and save a document to your computer's hard drive, and understand how to open and save email attachments. It is your responsibility to learn these skills before the class begins.
Please be certain you are comfortable with all of these skills. Class fees will not be refunded once the class has begun.