Symphony with Barbara Kershaw

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Create a pulled thread embroidery pouch and accessories!

Pulled thread embroidery is a beautiful form of whitework embroidery. This set comprising of an embroidery pouch and smalls (accessories) will be a wonderful addition to your sewing basket. The linen used is a 32 count evenweave but a 28 count can be substituted with adjustments needed for the trellis pattern. The basic stitches used are buttonhole and satin stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch and some filling stitches. The trellis pattern on the front is enhanced with some tiny beads.

The design was created as a sewing pouch but could easily be converted into an evening purse/bag by sewing up the sides and adding a cord or chain handle.

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  • Class Details

    Project: sewing pouch and smalls (accessories)
    Finished Sizes of Project: • Pouch/project bag/evening bag approximately 7½” x 6½” (19cm x 16.5cm); • Needlecase approximately 3″ x 3″ (7.5cm x 7.5cm); • Biscornu approximately 3″ x 3″ (7.5cm x 7.5cm); • Pin pillow approximately 4″ x 3″ x ¾” (10cm x 7.5cm x 2cm); • Scissor sheath approximately 4½” x 3½” (11.5cm x 9cm); • Scissor fob approximately 1″ x 1″ (2.5cm x 2.5cm)
    Colors: Cream on antique white or blue on white. Colour choice is optional as well
    Supplies: 32ct evenweave linen, DMC® #8 and 12 Perlé Coton
    Proficiency Level: Intermediate
    Prerequisites: comfortable with reading a chart and counting
    Time: Six lessons in 8 months
    Fee per group: $200
    Text: $50 per student; Left handed instructions available on request
    Supplies (approximate): $50.00, finishing supply cost approximately $45
    DMC Floss number for tassel: DMC® #552

  • About teacher Barbara Kershaw

    Barbara M. Kershaw has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge of the many varied and wonderful forms of embroidery generally called whitework. She has taken many courses and classes from the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC), Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), and the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG). Barbara is certified as an EGA Master Craftsman in counted thread. She also studied in Germany at the Museum de Schwalm in 2005 and 2011. She has been teaching for over 20 years at various EAC national seminars, EGA national and regional seminars, guilds in Canada, America and Bermuda as well as two International Teaching Tours of the USA. Barbara is the author of three EGA Group Correspondence Courses including Noel, Mythical Myrtle, and Daydreams and an Individual Correspondence Course Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery. Her book Exquisite Schwalm focuses on Schwalm filling stitches.

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