White Iris

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Teacher: Mona Hill

In the garden, gorgeous irises burst into bloom amid smaller flowers heralding the warm days of early summer. White Iris is stitched using white or cream Pearl Cotton on matching 32-count Belfast linen. The mat chosen for behind and around the piece adds the punch of color.
Combining stunning June flowers, White Iris is a sampler of eleven pulled thread patterns worked inside surface embroidery of flowers petal edges. The surface embroidery emphasizes shaping the buttonhole stitch and the chain stitch to form leaves and petal edges. Chain stitch, outline stitch and satin stitch variations are used for flower stems. Some knowledge of compensation is essential in working the pulled thread patterns.
This beautiful composition, done in surface embroidery enclosing areas filled with pulled thread patterns, has a spectacular lace-like quality.

Course information

Size: 9″ x 9″ design on 15” x15” ground fabric
Fabric: 32-count Belfast linen
Threads: Pearl cotton #8 and #12
Colors: White or cream
Skill Level: intermediate
Prerequisites: Knowledge of compensation and the ability to work stitches from diagrams
Time: 5 meetings plus preliminary and wrap-up meetings (approx. 6 months)
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $48 per student
Supplies: $19.00 (approximate)

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