Desert Strands – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through February 28, 2023. Our GCC Lightning Rounds are three or four of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to learn more.

More about Desert Strands below
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Desert Strands with teacher Becky Autry combines 18 different stitches with blocks of Russian drawn thread. Russian drawn thread is similar to other filet techniques found in needlework from various European countries. There are basically four components of the design; corner triangles, diamond points, center and borders. The piece can either be framed and/or hemstitched.

Desert Strands can be stitched using the colors selected by the teacher to reflect the stitcher’s vison of desert colors. Students are encouraged to select their own color palette by first selecting an overdyed fiber of their choice and then selecting coordinating colors in cotton floss. Students are also encouraged to create their own design for the Russian drawn thread grid. This is a good project for the advanced beginner to intermediate stitcher.

Project: Picture, wall hanging or pillow insert
Size: 9.25” x 9.25”
Supplies: 15”x15” 28 count linen, Caron Waterlilies (2 skeins), Kreink Silk Bella (2 spools) or #12 pearl cotton to match linen, #8 pearl cotton to match linen, 3 skeins cotton floss complimenting the Caron Waterlilies.
Colors: Shades of purple, brown and green or student’s choice
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 4 Lessons (5 months)
Approximate Cost of Supplies: $40

Learn more about Desert Strands and teacher Becky Autry by clicking here.

Additional Notes:

Please visit the GCC: Lightning Rounds page to learn more about our Lightning Rounds before enrolling.

Lightning Round registration is a benefit of membership with EGA. Not a member? Simply register for this class and the membership will be automatically added to the cart for you.

Charges are higher for Canadian and International students to cover the additional shipping expenses.

There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.

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