Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis

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Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery

An in-depth study of the various techniques of silk and metal thread embroidery

Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery is an in-depth study of the various techniques of silk and metal thread embroidery. The shimmer of gold and silver on fabric is the focus of this Individual Correspondence Course.

To suit the student’s needs, all the lessons may be taken or only a portion which would be grouped as sets of three; i.e., three, six, or nine. The three lessons would not have to be in any order, but Lessons 1 and 2 are required. If the student wishes to skip the first and second lessons, it is necessary to submit a worked sample of these techniques to determine proficiency.

More about Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery

  • Class Details

    Text: $50 for all 9 lessons
    Time: 6 to 24 months
    Prerequisites: None
    Supplies (approximate): At least $5 per lesson but initial outlay will probably be more
    ICC Pin Thread Color: DMC #977

  • Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery  Lessons

    Lesson 1. History, framing up, transferring design, and metal thread techniques.
    Lesson 2. Silk embroidery techniques.
    Lesson 3. Pattern couching, Italian shading, and couché rentré.
    Lesson 4. Various metal threads.
    Lesson 5. Linear and filling patterns including value and texture.
    Lesson 6. Padding, laid work patterns, basketwork, and kid appliqué.
    Lesson 7. Or nué.
    Lesson 8. Shading Japanese gold to a figure.
    Lesson 9. Paper due and final project.



  • About teacher Kay Stanis

    Kay Stanis is an internationally known fiber artist, designer, Master Craftsman, and Certified and Graduate Certified Teacher of EGA and Kurenai Kai Traditional Japanese Embroidery.  She has been on the faculties of American Needlepoint Guild national seminars, Callaway School of Needlearts, Embroiderers Association of Canada, EGA national and regional seminars, Koala Conventions, South Australia Embroidery Conference, Embroidery 2000 (New Zealand), and many independent groups.

  • See what students are saying...

    “As much as I have been captivated by silk and metal thread embroidery, the multitude of threads alone were overwhelming. This class provided a working knowledge of the threads and other materials required, and the techniques for using them.” – Sheila Dixon, Dogwood Chapter
  • More about our Individual Correspondence Courses

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    Note: Please read the Student Responsibilities on the ICC page before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.