Explore the world of filet embroidery!
Papillon is an introductory Group Correspondence Course on filet embroidery. In this 5-lesson course participants will learn briefly about the history of filet work.
With needle and thread in hand, students will surround a square with satin and four-sided stitches on 30-count linen. They will then create a new grid by cutting and withdrawing threads and overcasting the remaining threads. Participants will learn the point de reprise or darning stitch to create a butterfly (papillon). They will also learn tips and techniques for cross-stitching a favorite verse over one thread – one of the teacher’s favorite verses or a verse of their own. Students will also learn to finish the edge of the linen with hemstitch or Nun stitch.
More about Papillon
Project: A hemstitched wall hanging or a framed picture.
Size of Project: Finished size: 8.75 inches by 12.25 inches including suggested hemstitched edge
Colors: It is suggested that the stitcher use white or cream linen and matching pearl cotton. However, the color choice is left up to the embroiderer
Supplies used: 30-count linen, #12 pearl cotton, overdyed cotton or silk floss, tapestry needles, hoop.
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Timeline for course: Six months to complete five lessons
Text price: $35 per student; 46 pages unbound including full color photo and one 11” by 17” master chart.
Estimated cost of supplies: $30 if using overdyed silk; $24 if using overdyed cotton.
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.