Teacher: Mary Long
This small needlework tool case is a quick-to-stitch canvaswork project suitable for the basic intermediate to intermediate stitcher.
One of the goals of the project is to provide students with an opportunity to select their own color schemes. The colors of the overdyed ribbon chosen will guide the choice of other colors, threads, and canvas. Stitchers could also use the model colors and threads. These threads include Elegance™, Splendor™, Gloriana™ ribbon, and YLI® ribbon.
Stitches used include several different cross stitches, upright cross stitches, eyelets, Smyrna cross stitches, straight stitches, tent stitches, and back stitches.
The compartments and cording for the finished tool case could be a nice gift for a stitching friend or it could even be a useful addition to your stitching things!
Project: Tool case
Size: 9.5″ x 5.5″ (design area on 18 count canvas); folded tool case – 5.5″ x 4″
Threads: #8 pearl equivalent, floss, 4mm ribbon and metallic ribbon
Colors: Student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Intermediate beginner to intermediate
Prerequisites: Student should be comfortable reading stitch diagrams and charts
Time: One organizational and four working meetings, four months
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $28 per student; 39 pages plus color scan of stitched piece, color photos of completed project and the finishing
Supplies (approximate): $50 for silk threads used in the model; this project could also be stitched with materials from the student’s stash
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