Lesson 1. Metal thread description, samples, and brief history; annotated bibliography; framing up; transferring the design; couching Japanese gold and silver; vermicelli, one pair, turning corners, narrow points, successive rows, in pairs, pair and a half, filling regular, irregular, and contoured shapes including circles, in conjunction with surface embroidery stitches; technique questions and applications
Lesson 2. Pattern couching and metal threads: passing thread; doubles #1 gold; crinkle; twist; cord; braid; jaceron (coiled, uncoiled, beads), smooth, rough, crimpled, and check; plate; texture and value; filling patterns; surface embroidery combined with purls, burden stitch; technique questions and applications
Lesson 3. Padding with cotton, string, felt, and card; laid work patterns; basketwork; kid appliqué; technique questions and applications
Teacher: Kay Stanis
Time: Six months
Prerequisites: None. Knowledge of some surface embroidery technique is helpful.
Supplies (approximate): At least $5 per lesson but the initial outlay will probably be more.
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