How Does Your Garden Grow?

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Surface Embroidery Class

Teacher: Carol Peao Currier

How Does Your Garden Grow? is a study of basic crewel stitches and techniques. The simple design is worked on crewel linen or linen twill in the student’s choice of colors.

The course outline includes a brief history of crewel embroidery, descriptions of threads, fabrics, and tools, a stitch glossary useful for other projects, plus washing and blocking instructions.

Designed to appeal to beginner stitchers both young and old, the student is encouraged to add or subtract from the design. For example, if a bird is not appealing, the student can put a favorite pet into the embroidery design.

Course information

Project: Framed picture or pillow
Size: 6″ x 8″ but the student may enlarge the design if desired
Threads: Crewel wool
Colors: Student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Prerequisites: None
Time: Six months, seven meetings
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $35 per student; includes large color photograph
Supplies (approximate): $40 or less if supplies are shared
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About Carol Currier

Carol Currier is certified by the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) as a surface embroidery teacher. She served on the national board of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) for eight years including as national President from 2007-2009. Carol is currently the EGA Chair of the Master Craftsman program in crewel embroidery. She was honored in the September 2018 Needle Arts as Designer Across America. Carol holds memberships in EGA, NAN, American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), and National Association of Needlework Teachers (NETA). She is a partner in a needlework shop in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

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