Scheduled: Friday, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Max: 24 students
Min: 6 students
Exclusive teaching piece
Inspired by 19th Century antique wooden whirligig with articulated arms, this design is created in two 7” x 3” x 2” panels stitched to replicate the antique piece. Stitched on antique white 32 count Zweigart linen using overdyed fibers from The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works, the sailor’s middy shirt and tie with textured trousers are executed in alternating Cashmere and Continental stitches, Milanese stitch, Plaited Gobelin, Cashmere Checker and Alternating Romanian stitches, with Cross stitch over one and Long and Short for the face. The arms, paddles and stand are meticulously hand turned in new wood and shaped for a professional presentation ready for staining or painting as shown in class with Marcia’s finished model. The mechanics of the moving parts are very special and will be fully demonstrated in class along with full stitching and finishing instructions. Marcia is very excited to share this unique new project with you.
Kit includes: Linen, Weeks and Gentle Art threads, mounting boards, tubing, wire, graphics, color photocopies, turned wooden arms, base stand, oars, tape, and felt.
Please bring extra lighting and or magnification if needed.