Enchanted Summer

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Enchanted Summer

Teacher: Linda Wyszynski

Creating this mixed technique embroidery design will give you a chance to work with 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.

The course has 15 pages of 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, plastic cover and back to keep the text clean. There is a loose pattern for tracing so the pattern in the text remains intact.

Course information

Project: Purse (or your choice of finishing)
Size: design 6” x 7¼”, purse 14½” x 13½”
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) supplied by the teacher.
Color: yellow and blue or color challenge.
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: $64.00 or less. Sharing supplies and/or using stash supplies could lower cost.
DMC cotton floss number for tassel: 720

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