Silk and Metal Thread Classes

Tulip With Acanthus leaves


Tulips have fascinated Westerners since their discovery. Their image is found in art, tapestries, and embroideries since that time. In this class, our goal is to create a fantastical, stylized tulip in rich gold

metals/metallic, and red silk on black congress cloth.


The stitches include diagonal satin stitch in purls, or nué, “chipping”,  and couching of different metal threads using 6-stranded silk.  The threads include Pearsall’s filoselle silk, purls, Japan gold, check platte, pearl purl, rough and check purls, twists, gold and silk couching thread.


The foundation is black congress cloth.


The motif is approximately 5.25 inches wide by 5 inches high.


Class time:                                         Two (2) days

Proficiency level:                            Intermediate

Technique:                                          Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery

Kit cost:                                                $75.00

Class size:                                            26