Learn to create a three-dimensional, layered Enchanted
Forest and rolling landscape by withdrawing weft threads, so that
some trees lie on top, others behind! This class explores planned thread
removal, re-weaving and wrapping and a variety of raised embroidery techniques
to give a wonderfully three-dimensional effect using overdyed threads. Students
will also learn to custom-cut and paint the acid-free foam core opening through
which the forest is viewed and the trees multiplied when a mirror (not included)
is mounted behind.
This piece is worked on 30-count, hand dyed Zweigart Belfast linen. The forest
is worked in over dyed DMC Medici wool and Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread.
DMC Mouline cotton embroidery floss is used for accent flowers and DMC Pearl
cotton for the sheep. Participants will learn basic skills in stitching with
over dyed threads. Students will need to supply a scroll frame for class.
Technique: Withdrawn thread and surface embroidery
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Design Size: 7" x 12"
Kit Fees/Contents: $55; Linen, all threads, complete instructions
and color photo.
Student Supplies: Scroll Frame (18") and usual stitching supplies.