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Curious Needleworksby Chris Berry
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Late 16th and early 17th century English embroiderers used basic stitches in ingenious ways to create gardens, landscapes, flora and fauna. This notebook course, with stitched samples and historical illustrations, will teach detached  buttonhole stitches from flat to three dimensional and from attached to completely free of the fabric.


BerryChris 401 CuriousNeedleworks 2Technique: Notebook course
Proficiency: Intermediate-Advanced
Kit Cost: $90
Design Area: Samples in notebook

Kit Contents: cotton fabric, assorted threads (random dyed mercerised cotton, silk, perlé #5, wool, coton á broder, and metal), printed historical illustrations, needles, straw, tracing paper, notebook


Students will require the following additional project supplies:
Usual sewing equipment including bar frame and small ring frame
Pen or pencil for drawing / glue / tracing paper / masking tape/ double sided tape
Magnifying glass would be useful but not essential

Tutor will also supply close up photographs of historical embroidery for student use.

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