GCC Encore: Mythical Myrtle with Barbara Kershaw

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Explore the magnificent stitches of Casalguidi embroidery in our Group Correspondence Course Mythical Myrtle with teacher Barbara Kershaw.

Casalguidi is a beautiful form of whitework named after the village of Casalguidi near Pistoia in Tuscany where it originated. Sometimes called linen-work, Casalguidi is a unique style of raised embroidery traditionally worked on a background of four-sided stitch.

Mythical Myrtle breaks from tradition a little in that she is not mounted on a background of four-sided stitch, although the four-sided stitch is incorporated into the design.

Mythical Myrtle has been worked on confederate gray linen but the student can use whatever color is preferred. Other stitches used in this project are continuous wrapping, bullion knots, detached buttonhole stitch and the raised stem stitch band called the Casalguidi stitch. Small tassels form the hinges for the design which has been finished as a triptych.

Mythical Myrtle Information

Type of project: Triptych
Size: The finished size is 7″ X 7″ (18cm x 18cm)
Skill level: Intermediate
Length of class: 6 lessons in 6 months
Text price: $35.00 Left-handed instructions are available on request
Supplies (approximate): $35.00, finishing supply cost approximately $30.00
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC® #927

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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 two EGA Group Correspondence Courses including Noel and Fandango and an Individual Correspondence Course Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery. Her book Exquisite Schwalm focuses on Schwalm filling stitches.

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