Online Class: Cunning Fox with Lizzy Pye

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Cunning Fox

Enhance your whitework skills with practice in a variety of techniques!

Cunning Fox with teacher Lizzy Pye is designed to enhance your whitework skills with practice in a variety of techniques. Begin with pulled-thread work, using four different stitches in different parts of the design to give texture and depth to the image. Then, work counted satin stitch to give a raised texture, imitating the long fur on the fox’s chest.

Follow that with the application of fabric in a technique sometimes referenced as Carrickmacross (although technically that term would apply to net rather than linen). Surface stitches secure the applied fabric, and then the excess applied fabric is cut away to reveal areas that appear whiter than the ground fabric. More surface stitches are completed and the fox is finished by stitching the eyes, using eyelets and a little trailing.

More about Cunning Fox

  • Class Details

    Design size:4” by 5″
    Skill level:
    Number of lessons:
    Class Format: PDF Lessons + Video
    Registration dates: Registration opens January 5, 2022 and closes on February 2, 2022.
    Class Schedule: The first lesson will be posted on April 6 and the following lessons on April 20, May 4 and 18 and June 1 and 15, 2022.
    Class Cost: Class only (using your own materials): $50. Class + Optional kit: $104 shipping to US, $106 shipping to Canada, Europe and International locations, $92 shipping to the United Kingdom.
    Kit contents and supplies needed: The full list of kit contents, and supplies needed can be found here.
    Student to supply: Usual stitching supplies: needles (whatever size a student is comfortable with on 32 count fabric), scissors,
    Prerequisites: Familiarity with general embroidery skills is recommended.

  • About teacher Lizzy Pye

    Lizzy Pye is an embroidery tutor first and foremost, classically trained on the Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship. In 2009 she was lucky enough to be one of the final six graduate Apprentices, finishing with a Distinction and very sore fingertips! She is proud to be a Royal School of Needlework tutor, and also teaches a lot of her own classes and private students. She is passionate about passing on her skills through teaching, and preserving both skills and heirlooms for future generations to enjoy. She has worked on some fascinating projects over the years, including the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown and embroidery designs for the Royal Opera House. She was commissioned to write the Royal School of Needlework’s Essential Stitch Guide: Whitework, published in 2012, and in 2020 Crowood Press published her second book: Goldwork Embroidery, Techniques and Projects. Lizzy also runs an online shop through which she sells the embroidery products with which she loves to work, alongside her own range of embroidery kits.

  • Lessons

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    Please note: Online Studio course and kit fees are non-refundable.