Papillon is an introductory correspondence course on filet embroidery. In this 5-lesson course participants will learn briefly about the history of filet work.
With needle and thread in hand, students will surround a square with satin and four-sided stitches on 30-count linen. They will then create a new grid by cutting and withdrawing threads and overcasting the remaining threads. Participants will learn the point de reprise or darning stitch to create a butterfly (papillon). They will also learn tips and techniques for cross-stitching a favorite verse over one thread – one of the teacher’s favorite verses or a verse of their own. Students will also learn to finish the edge of the linen with hemstitch or Nun stitch.
Project: A hemstitched wall hanging or a framed picture.
Size of Project: Finished size: 8.75 inches by 12.25 inches including suggested hemstitched edge
Colors: It is suggested that the stitcher use white or cream linen and matching pearl cotton. However, the color choice is left up to the embroiderer
Supplies used: 30-count linen, #12 pearl cotton, overdyed cotton or silk floss, tapestry needles, hoop.
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Timeline for course: Six months to complete five lessons
$35 per student; 46 pages unbound including full color photo and one 11” by 17” master chart. (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Estimated cost of supplies: $30 if using overdyed silk; $24 if using overdyed cotton.
Learn more about Papillon and teacher Adrienne Meyer here.
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.