206 - Songbird
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by Toni Gerdes
(click teacher's name for bio)


Songbird pays homage to needle arts of the middle to late 1700s. Old, damaged needlework, brought to America by colonists, was discovered in 1896 by two women in a museum near Deerfield, MA. The women set out to reproduce the work and became known as the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework. Songbird utilizes some of the Society’s charming, whimsical designs, brought to life with modern silk threads and a touch of metallic. Laid filling patterns and classic embroidery stitches result in a contemporary piece honoring our past.


Technique: Canvas

Proficiency: Intermediate

Kit Cost: $95

Design Area: 9” x 7”

Kit Contents: Line-drawn 24 ct. white Congress cloth, all threads (including Gloriana, Soie Cristale™, and Planet Earth® silks), needles, and instructions.

Students to bring: 13” x 11” stretcher bars and usual stitching supplies 


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