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How Does Your Garden Grow? is a study of basic crewel stitches and techniques. The simple design is worked on crewel linen or linen twill in the student's choice of colors.

The course outline includes a brief history of crewel embroidery, descriptions of threads, fabrics, and tools, a stitch glossary useful for other projects, plus washing and blocking instructions.

Designed to appeal to beginner stitchers both young and old, the student is encouraged to add or subtract from the design. For example, if a bird is not appealing, the student can put a favorite pet into the embroidery design.

Teacher: Carol Peao Currier

Project: Framed picture or pillow

Size: 6" x 8" but the student may enlarge the design if desired

Threads: Crewel wool

Colors: Student's choice

Proficiency Level:  Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Time: Six months, seven meetings

Fee: $175 per group

Text: $35 per student; includes large color photograph

Supplies (approximate): $40 or less if supplies are shared; click here to download the supply list for this course