Lynda began her design work in her 20s for a manufacturer of petit point jewelry. When the business closed, Lynda was encouraged to publish her first six designs. She began to teach her technique called Sym Stitching three years ago. Sym is short for symography, a style mostly associated with string art. The designs appear complicated but with Lynda's technique and an understanding of needle thread counting and the diagrams, you will catch on amazingly fast. Her goal is to teach her students a new technique that they may take and incorporate in to their own work and to learn a few shortcuts; all while relaxing and having fun.
Teacher: Lynda Keske
Max: 30 students
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece Debut
Scheduled: Thursday, 9:00am - 11:45am
Lynda is so excited that she was able to get these lockets for a class project. The locket will become an heirloom piece that you will not find elsewhere. The manufacturer was contracted to make this for one company and they have discontinued it from their line. After this class there will be no more. The quality far exceeds those on the needlework market. The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back, is nickel plated with a lobster claw closure. You can display your stitched piece on one side or both. The advantage of this locket is that is that it can be opened and closed many times to change your stitched piece. It can be worn as a necklace or it can be made into an ornament. There is plenty of room on the inside for two stitched pieces and is roomy enough on the front side for size 15 seed beads.
The front design has 10 stitches from Lynda's line of Sym-Stitching and the back design is a monogram (full alphabet provided). Sym-Stitching is short for symmography or you may be familiar with string art. Lynda has adapted this art to be used on fabric. You will be using silk floss from Carrie's Creation and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid. Lynda will first teach you the stitches on large count fabric. If you are not crazy about the three linen color choices, you are invited to bring your own to substitutes.
Photos are difficult with beveled glass so the front pictures were taken from the back side and the beveled side is shown opened.
Kit includes: Locket packaged in a padded box, chart, easy to read instructions and diagrams, Fabric Flair in 2 sizes (28 and 36), Carrie's Creation silk floss, and Rainbow Gallery's Treasure Braid PH02, needle and surprise goodies.
Please bring to class: Small stretcher hoop, scissors, 6" x 6" cut of even-weave linen fabric for practice (25 or 28ct). Aida fabric will not work for the specialty stitches.
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