Silk and Metal Thread Classes

Paisley with Leaf

Create a detached leaf in silk and metal thread techniques, and apply it to the ground embroidery,† a silk and metal thread embroidery on Congress Cloth.

The leaf is stitched on a gold cotton ground fabric.† The stitches include, buttonhole over wire using Accentuate, #5 Japan gold, imitation, Super Size pearl purl, with chips of rough purl as the filling for center.† The Japan metal is couched with Pearsallís filoselle.

The ground embroidery is worked on black Congress cloth.† Stitches include couching, outline, chipping, and applying gilt leather.

There are 3 sizes of peal purl used, rough purl,† #5 Japan gold, a twist, Kreinik #8 braid, color # 002J, and† silk couching thread.

Kit comes with all threads, assorted needles, congress cloth, cotton ground fabric for leaf, felt for padding, gilt† kid, bound instruction booklet with color image

Class time:†† †††††††††††† 2 days

Proficiency level:†† Intermediate to Advanced

Technique:†† †††††††††††† Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery

Kit Cost:††††††† †††††††††††† $85.00

Dimensions:††††††††††† 4.75 inches on an 8 inch square of Congress cloth

Class limit:†† †††††††††††† 22

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