Scheduled: Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Max: 20 students
Min: 10 students
Newbury Blue will give you a grand opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the beautiful, but simple, stitches of early American crewel. The 3 ½” x 3 ½” design is a typical blue flower often seen in 18th century textiles and is mounted on a very useful palette that includes holes for storing extra strands of thread. Buttonhole, stem, seed, split, New England laid and French knots will all make an appearance in your stitching. Heathway wool from England is used for the Crewel and a bit of silk floss creates your initials, date, and some tiny bits of trivia in back or tent stitch. The finishing into a needle keep will be thoroughly discussed and all supplies except for glue will be included in your kit. The design is pre-drawn on the linen and Barbara will have each student’s mounted on stretcher bars, so stitching can commence immediately.
Kit includes: Wood Pallet, 40 Count Cream Linen, Heathway Wool Crewel yarn, Avas Silk thread, Stretcher Bars, needles and full instructions.
Please bring to class the usual stitching supplies, and lighting and magnification if needed.