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This geometric design mixes Bargello with diagonal stitches, box stitches, cross stitches and tied stitches. Stitch one of four quadrants of the design; then rotate the canvas a quarter turn to stitch each of the remaining quadrants.

Undulations II is the remake of a design called Undulations that was taught at a national seminar. The model for the new design is the same as the original design, but Undulations II can be stitched in a variety of color combinations in stranded embroidery cotton or stranded silk or other threads of the stitcher’s choice. Undulations II offers options that allow the stitcher to use motifs, center Bargello patterns, and background stitches that are different from those in the model. If individuals desire, they can use their own original motifs for parts of the design.

Teacher: Gail Stafford

Project: Picture

Size: Design area is 7.5" by 7.5"

Color Choices: Rust/Blue or Rose/ Green or a selection of the stitcher's choice

Supplies: 18 count mono canvas, stranded embroidery cotton or stranded silk or other threads suitable for both horizontal and diagonal stitches on 18 count mono canvas.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Stitcher must be able to read charts and use compensation

Time: 7 lessons, 7 months

Text: $40 per student. The text consists of 51 pages (13 color pages) plus four separate full color reference sheets. Text is pre-punched for a three-ring binder and is unbound in a two-pocket folder.

Supplies (approximate): $25 for stranded embroidery cotton or $60 for stranded silk and specialty threads such as Impressions, Silk & Ivory, and Flair

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The Snowflake Ball is a three-dimensional, beaded needlework piece that is constructed based on one of the Archimedean Solids called a truncated octahedron. You don’t have to understand geometry to stitch this fun piece. Students will learn how to use Sticky Fabri-Solvy ™to transfer the snowflake patterns onto the fabric. Many tips and instructions assist the student in embroidering the snowflake designs using backstitch on cotton fabric. The snowflakes are then embellished with seed beads and bugle beads to make the snowflakes sparkle. Lastly, the student learns how to put all the pieces together to construct and properly stuff a beautiful Snowflake Ball.

Teacher: Denise Harrington Pratt

Project:Three-dimensional stitched ball

Size: Large Ball: 20" circumference; Small Ball: 18 1/4" circumference

Color Choices: A blue and white color way and a white color way are shown in the instructions. Students may choose their own colors

Fabric: 100% woven cotton fabric.

Supplies Used: A variety of threads may be used including DMC or Anchor stranded floss; silk such as Soie Cristale or Waterlilies; metallics such as Gutermann or Kreinik Very Fine (#4) Braid, seed and bugle beads. Threads must be colorfast.

Proficiency Level: All levels

Prerequisites: Needlework basics such as threading the needle and putting fabric into a hoop

Time: Four lessons over five months

Text: $35

Approximate Cost of Supplies(2016): $35 to $55 depending on thread choices.

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