A Love of Christmas
Create a beautiful seasonal needle set!
Students will create a seasonal needle set that includes pin cushion, needle book and scissor fob. The center heart is complete in a Pulled Thread filling known as Chequer filling. This gives dimension to the heart. A holly, pine and berries border surround the heart. The berries and Holly leaves are complete in a way to add dimension to these shapes. Gold thread is used to complete the borders and gold beads are added as a final touch to the design.
Written lessons will be step by step, creating the outline of pieces, completing the Pulled Thread embroidery, completing the Surface embroidery and finishing the pieces. The project is completed using silk threads but a DMC alternative will be given.
More About A Love of Christmas
Design size: Student’s Choice
Technique: Pulled Thread, Surface Embroidery
Skill level: Intermediate
Registration dates: Registration opens on September 6, 2023 and closes on October 4, 2023.
Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted on December 6, and the following lessons will be posted on December 20, 2023 and January 3, 17 and 31, and February 14, 2024.
Number of Lessons: 6
Class format: PDF Lessons Only
Class cost: $60
Supplies needed: There is no kit available. Click here to see the list of supplies needed.
Prerequisite: Some experience with pulled thread would be beneficial
About teacher Kim Beamish
Kim is a member of The Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, Embroiderer’s Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. Kim is an EAC Certified Teacher in Counted Thread. She has her Mastercraftsman in Counted Thread with EGA. She is a counsellor for EAC. Kim enjoys designing pieces in a variety of techniques. She enjoys teaching as well as learning new techniques to incorporate into her designs. Kim has taught many age groups the enjoyment of needlework. Her pieces have been exhibited in the United States and Australia. She has won awards for her designs in Canada and the United States. Kim has had many designs published throughout the world including Inspirations and Just Cross Stitch magazines , and the books A Cross Stitch Christmas and Whitework Inspirations.
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