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.
Because this class is available in 3, 6 and 9 lesson options, the price of the text varies and is paid directly to the teacher.
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Time: 6 to 24 months
Class fee: $110 for 3 Lessons; $175 for 6 Lessons; $245 for 9 Lessons
Text fee: Variable, please contact instructor. Because this class is available in 3, 6 and 9 lesson options, the price of the text varies and is paid directly to the teacher.
Skill Level: Open to all skill levels
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
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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.