GCC Encore: Fandango with Barbara Kershaw

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Join teacher Barbara Kershaw in Fandango, a Group Correspondence Course focused on Punto Antico, one of many beautiful styles of Italian whitework embroidery.

Punto Antico embroidery includes a lot of satin stitch, Palestrina and bullion knots, curls and scrolls. Italian hemstitch is also an integral part of any deign as well as drawn thread areas with sometime simple and may times intricate needlewoven insertions. No matter if simple or intricate it is a beautiful form of whitework.

The design was created as a pillow band but instruction for an alternate end to create the runner are included in the text.

Fandango Information

Type of project: Pillow band or table runner
Size: Approximately 11″ x 27″ (28cm x 68.5cm) table runner; Pillow band for a 13″ x 19″ (33cm x 48cm);
Design area: 864 x 372 threads
Skill level: Intermediate-Advanced
Prerequisites: A knowledge of drawn thread and needleweaving would be helpful
Length of class: 6 lessons in 8 months
Supplies used: Belfast linen, DMC® #8 and #12 Coton Perlé
Finishing supplies: Pillow fabric, Pillow form or bag of fiberfill
Text price: $45.00. Left-handed instructions available on request.
Estimated supply cost: $50.00, finishing supply cost approximately $40.00
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC® #791

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About teacher Barbara M. Kershaw

Barbara M. Kershaw has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge of the many varied and wonderful forms of embroidery generally called whitework. She has taken many courses and classes from the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC), Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), and the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG). Barbara is certified as an EGA Master Craftsman in counted thread. She also studied in Germany at the Museum de Schwalm in 2005 and 2011. She has been teaching for over 20 years at various EAC national seminars, EGA national and regional seminars, guilds in Canada, America and Bermuda as well as two International Teaching Tours of the USA. Barbara is the author of three EGA Group Correspondence Courses including Noel and Mythical Myrtle, and an Individual Correspondence Course Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery. Her book Exquisite Schwalm focuses on Schwalm filling stitches.

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