By Maureen Spira
These enticing little “Smalls” will lead you through the first steps of Blackwork. Learn how a simple design shape grows and expands. Worked in black or dark floss with metallic highlights on 25-count white or antique white Lugana. When all the stitching is complete, detailed finishing instructions for each of the designs are provided. Create a Pin Cannoli Roll, Scissor Keep, Scissor Fob, Needle Keep, and Pouch to store the little smalls for safe keeping. The stitches for this course are: Double Running (Holbein), Straight, Straight Cross Stitch variation, and Buttonhole for finishing. Optional stitches: Ladder Stitch and Chain Stitch.
Ground Fabric: 25-count white or antique white Lugana, cut 10″ x 55″ (25 x 138 cm)
Thread: DMC floss Black, DMC Diamant Gold or Kreinik #4 Braid, optional #12 Pearl Cotton – Black or #712
Skill Level: Beginner
Text: The text is 38 pages, available electronically or mailed hardcopy
Time: 3 months
Supplies to purchase: Approximately $30 CAD for minimum supplies (a sewing machine is an asset)
Fee: 2 options
Option A: Electronic delivery $40 CAD (includes Registration Fee and text)
Option B: Hardcopy $50 CAD (includes Registration Fee, text and postage)
Note: No refunds once registration is complete. This course is available to EAC members only.