Fallen Leaves Sampler
Stitch a leaf sampler featuring different filling and outline stitches!
Our Group Correspondence Course Fallen Leaves Sampler teaches laid and filling stitches, continuing a rich tradition of wool embroidery that dates back to the Bayeux Tapestry. Just as a quilter can introduce pattern within a motif by using patterned fabric, surface embroiderers can add pattern within pattern using these stitches.
Each leaf in Fallen Leaves Sampler features different filling and outline stitches. Stitches build in complexity from one leaf to the next. Stitch diagrams are broken down into steps making it easier for the student to follow the instructions while working on the leaves and to modify the stitches in their own work afterward. Tips are provided to ensure even spacing of stitches in a non-counted embroidery technique.
Students may stitch the provided monochromatic color scheme, or work a multicolored sampler with crewel wools from their stash.
More about Fallen Leaves Sampler
Project: Framed piece
Size: 12″ x 12″
Fabric: Linen twill, 18″ x 18″
Threads: Appleton crewel wool, eleven skeins
Colors: Greens, or student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous experience in surface embroidery desirable
Time: Six months, six meetings
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $30, includes color copy of completed design and eight photos of details
Supplies (approximate): $35, or less if working from stash
About teacher Kim Sanders
Kim Sanders is an EGA-certified teacher in Crewel and Surface Embroidery and a Master Craftsman in Surface Embroidery and Smocking. She has taught at national and regional seminars, guilds, and shops as well as ICC and GCC. Her designs have been published in Australian Smocking & Embroidery, Needle Arts, and Inspirations.
More about our Group Correspondence Courses and GCC Lightning Rounds
Visit our Group Correspondence Courses page for the registration form and for more information on how our GCCs work.
Our GCC Lightning Rounds are three or four of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to see which courses are available this quarter!
There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.