Learn the beautiful style of Italian Whitework Embroidery, Punto Antico!
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 design as well as drawn thread areas with sometimes simple and many 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 instructions for an alternate end to create the runner are included in the text.
More about Fandango
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
About teacher Barbara 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.
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.