Our online class Geraniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood focuses on stitching bright, cheerful geraniums and it’s a great option to use up some of your stash of threads!
If you like a small challenge in the pattern, this course is for you. On this counted needlepoint design, worked on #18 count canvas, you will be stitching variegated thread over variegated thread. Gumnut Yarn Blossoms (wool) is combined with variegated Perle cotton 5 to create the ‘play of colours’ in the main border. Stitching with Blossoms and Perle cotton, plus variations in the stitch creates the texture of the lawns. Gumnut Yarns Blossoms changes tones slightly, which brings life to the flowers of the Geraniums. Delicate clear sliver lined beads add a sparkle. Stitches used in this class include: rice, long armed cross, spaced tent, Smyrna, Brighton stitch, blanket and lazy daisy.
Design size: 6.25″ x 6.25″
Technique: Counted Needlepoint
Skill level: Intermediate
Registration dates: October 7 – November 4, 2020
Number of Lessons: 3
Class schedule: Lesson 1 will be posted on February 3, additional lessons will be posted every two weeks.
Class cost: Class only (Using your own materials): $40; Class & Partial Kit: $84; Class + Full Kit: $135
Color choices: There will be 3 color way choices available: Mandarin, Blue, and Red.
Kit contents and supplies needed: Please find the full list of kit contents and supplies needed under Course Content or clicking here.
About teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood
Merrilyn is an internationally renowned hand embroiderer, designer, author and teacher. Merrilyn opened her 1st needlework shop in 1978. With an artistic heritage and a passion for hand work this was the starting point for a long creative and rewarding journey with needle, threads and fabrics. Merrilyn has published books on her original designs worked with silk ribbon and wool embroidery and needlepoint. Magazine articles of Merrilyn’s work are regularly featured in publications in USA, Australia, and New Zealand. This year she is reflecting on her forty years in the needlework industry. Her creative and individual approach to her designing and taking all opportunities offered to her Merrilyn has found the many international teaching and promotional trips very enjoyable and satisfying, especially to the USA. “I have visited states I would never have gone to as a tourist.” “Forty years ago I would never have dreamed of teaching in other countries” she said. Totally self-taught, Merrilyn’s focus is that students enjoy their stitching, especially in the very busy world we all live in. “Meditation with an embroidery needle is wonderful.”