Pilot Class: Rosette with Arlene Cohen

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An exploration of specialty stitches!

Our online course Rosette is an exploration of what is typically thought of as “specialty stitches” within cross stitch world. What happens if these are the only stitches used? This is very typical on canvas, but here is an opportunity to explore the effect on linen.

This project will encourage traditional cross stitchers to try more specialty stitches on linen, encourage general counted thread stitchers to see the effect of solid stitches on linen, and encourage traditional canvas stitchers to see what happens when “their” stitches show up on linen.

More about Rosette

  • Class Details

    Design size: 8″ x 8″
    Skill level:
    Number of lessons:
    Pilot class schedule: The first lesson will be posted on June 2 and the 2nd lesson on June 16, 2021.
    Partial Kit: Fabric: 18″ x 18″ 32 count Belfast Linen in the color Flax (or any 32 count fabric you choose); 6 DMC skeins: rose colorway (225, 3031, 3726, 3727,3790, 3861) or blue colorway (158, 610, 794, 3031, 3781, 3807) or any six colors of your choosing.
    Student to supply: Usual stitching supplies: needles (whatever size a student is comfortable with on 32 count fabric), scissors, hoop/frame/Q-Snaps (whichever the student prefers)
    Prerequisites: None

  • Lessons

  • About teacher Arlene Cohen

    Arlene Cohen spends one half of her life as a middle school math teacher and the other half as a needlework designer and stitcher. Under the name WorksByABC (yes, her initials really are ABC), she designs and publishes cross stitch, blackwork, and canvas work patterns. She has also had cross stitch patterns published in Just Cross Stitch and XStitch magazines. You may have seen pictures of Arlene’s sixth grade students during a five-year time span when she was sharing in Needle Arts about her work with teaching students how to cross stitch for a community service project. Hundreds of Kissing Pillows were created by these students and given to deploying troops. A stitcher for her entire life, Arlene has also won numerous awards at ANG Seminars and at Woodlawn.

  • More about our Online Classes

    Visit our Online Courses page for Frequently Asked Questions and more information on how our online classes work.

    Learn more about downloading your lessons, asking questions to the teacher, posting photos of your progress, receiving class emails and more in the Online Course Instructions page.

    Please note: Online Studio course and kit fees are non-refundable.