Blackwork is the most creative, restricted embroidery that you can stitch… restricted only by the count of your fabric. There are endless patterns from which to choose.
Teacher Marion Scoular’s interpretation of the beloved fairy tale includes pattern darning, Blackwork, Hardanger (no cutting!) and a small amount of surface stitchery, all explicitly covered in a 26-page, well-illustrated booklet. To ensure accuracy, the teacher will be supplying the imprinted fabric, with no creases, in a roll.
The Princess and the Pea Information
Type of project: Picture
Design area: 18 ¼” high x 6 ½” wide on 27”x 16” 22-count white Hardanger cotton
Color choices: Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 (4 colors); DMC® pearl cotton #8 (4 colors) and one color of #12; DMC® floss (16 colors for the princess and the mattresses).
Supplies used: DMC® floss, DMC® #8 and #12 pearl cotton, and Kreinik Very Find Braid #4. EGA strongly recommends that threads not be ordered or purchased prior to receipt of the text, as much of what is needed will be available from your stash, or in case of a group, shared.
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Ability to read charts, count accurately and execute compensation stitches.
Timeline for course: 6 Lessons (8 months)
Text price: $55 (Text price includes both the text and the design- imprinted fabric)
Supplies cost(approximate): Kreinik braids–$15; DMC® floss–$9; DMC® pearl cotton #8 and #12–$7. Stitchers should be able to share all the threads.
About teacher Marion Scoular
Marion is a 3-year, Mark Excellent graduate of The Royal School of Needlework and a City and Guild’s Silver medallist. She has taught dressmaking in English High Schools, owned The Robin Hood Wool Shop for 13 years; taught Adult Education for Clemson University and has judged, lectured and taught in 49 states, Canada, Mexico and Australia. She is the author of many booklets and articles on Embroidery techniques
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