Our Group Correspondence Course Enchanted Summer is a mixed technique embroidery design utilizing a broad spectrum of supplies including Delica beads, sequins, 4mm silk ribbons, Silamide bead thread, Caron Wildflowers and Impressions, No. 8 pearl cotton and metallic braid. Supplies can be purchased or from your stash. Note: If using stash you are not required to use the brands called for in the text unless otherwise noted.
The 72 page course text includes reference material with information about working with beads, threads, fibers, silk ribbon and sequins plus other important information in the front followed by step-by-step stitching instructions with hints and notes to guide you to create a work of art. Although finishing is not part of the course, instructions for stitching a purse to attach the mixed technique piece to are included. This design can also be attached to a decorative pillow, tote or framed.
The purpose of the course is to show you how to create beaded flowers, lay silk ribbon stitches, couch over silk ribbon, work bead embroidery stitches, attach Delica beads, and use sequins to enhance flowers. There are step-by-step instructions with 33 color photographs, 34 charts/ diagrams including a color pattern. The design is created using thirteen different stitches. There is a color challenge (optional) with information on how to change or adjust colors to make your embroidered piece unique.
The textbook is in color with a spiral binding and plastic cover. There is a loose pattern for tracing so the pattern in the text remains intact.
Enchanted Summer information
Project: Purse (or your choice of finishing)
Size: design 6” x 71⁄4”, (finished purse 141⁄2” x 131⁄2”)
Supplies: Batik fabric, Threads: Wildflowers® by Caron , Impressions® by Caron, Delica beads (five colors) by Miyuki, bead thread, Kreinik Braid, River Silks silk ribbon, DMC Pearl Cotton, and sequins (two colors). Sequins supplied by the teacher.
Color: yellow and blue or color challenge (student chooses colors).
Skill Level: Advanced beginner – Intermediate or above.
Prerequisites: Basic needlework skills and ability to follow stitch directions.
Time: 5 months, 5 lessons.
Text price: $45 for 72 pages of text with all photos, charts, and diagrams in color. Includes instructions for finishing project as a purse – optional, not part of course.
Estimated cost of supplies: $22.00 – $64.00 or less. Sharing supplies and/or using stash supplies will lower cost.
DMC cotton floss number for tassel: 720
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About teacher Linda Wyszynski
Linda Wyszynski lives with her husband, Dennis, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and is the owner of Hearthside Creations, LLC. She is a professional needle arts designer who has over thirty years of experience as an artist creating freelance needlework projects for publication. She began her designing career by painting custom needlepoint canvases for local needlepoint shops in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is an author of needlework textbooks, magazine articles, twenty multi-author books, and The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework (Creative Publishing 2012).
Linda has always been active in the art and needlework community, including the following: CHA Designer Section Council, Board of Directors Society of Craft Designers, and Outreach After School Project program for St. Paul Needleworkers EGA Chapter, needlework teacher for EGA regions and local EGA chapters, Board of Directors Needlework Guild of Minnesota, Twin Cities Metropolitan Art Council Board, and Polk County North Carolina Community Arts Council Committee. She is passionate about needlework and continues to be active in national organizations. She is currently a member of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) and The National Needlework Association (TNNA).
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