309 - Tudor Rose and Pomegranate
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by Cynthia Jackson
(click teacher's name for bio)

Inspired by a 16th century illuminated manuscript, the emblems of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon are worked in layers of polychrome silk and a variety of metal threads. Basic embroidery stitches in silk thread are combined with gold and silver threads to create an intricately stitched image that glitters subtly. Techniques used include burden stitch over plate, padded satin, couching, threaded lizerene and chipping. The project will be embroidered on a cream silk ground.


Technique: Traditional 16th century Embroidery

Proficiency: Intermediate

Kit Cost: $90

Design area: 4” X 4” 

Kit includes: Silk fabric with design, silk thread, a variety of metal thread in silver and gold, needles, color illustrated instruction booklet

Student to bring: Wax, silk scissors, metal scissors, cutting board, 6” hoop or 8” scroll frame, laying tool, tape, stand or clamp, magnifier and supplementary lighting (if required for very fine work), pencil, fading marker and standard embroidery supplies 


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