Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

By Colleen Darling

This exciting course reviews the basic principles of Blackwork to create these elegant Spring Tulips.  You will be working with tulle, fabric markers, fabric paint and embroidery floss on 32-count linen.  You will be placing the design on the fabric following drawn design and the detailed instructions.  There is no over-all chart for the placement of patterns because you will decide that, with the variety of Blackwork patterns provided.  These tulips are gently blowing in the spring garden.

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By Colleen Darling

This unique project delves into the fundamental principles of blackwork, guiding you to craft exquisite Spring Tulips.  You’ll get hands-on with tulle, fabric markers, fabric paint, and embroidery floss on 32-count linen.  The design will be placed on the fabric following a drawn design and detailed instructions.  Unlike other projects, there’s no overall chart for filling pattern placement. You’ll be free to decide that with the variety of blackwork patterns provided.  Picture these tulips gently swaying in a spring garden.

Size of Design Area:  8″ x 10″ (20 x 25 cm)

Ground Fabric:  32-count white or antique white linen, cut 11″ x 16″ (28cm x 41 cm); green tulle (not netting) cut 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15 cm)

Thread:  Three values of floss in the same hue for the flowers (medium light, medium and medium dark); three values of floss  in the same green hue (medium light, medium and medium dark)  Note: Variegated threads do not work well with this project; sewing thread (medium blue works well).

Other Materials:  Stretcher Bars (one pair each in 11″ and 16″); fabric marker (must be washable); fabric paint; small paint brush

Skill Level:  Intermediate (blackwork experience is an asset)

Text:  13 pages – available electronically or mailed hardcopy

Time:  3 months

Supplies to purchase:  Approximately $20 – $25 CAD

Fee:  4 options

Option A:  Electronic PDF $80 CAD (includes registration fee and text)

Option B:  Hardcopy $90 CAD (includes registration fee, text and postage)

Option C:  Electronic PDF and Kit  $110 CAD (includes registration fee, text, hand painted linen, green tulle & postage)

Option D:  Hardcopy and Kit $120 CAD (includes registration fee, text, hand painted linen, green tulle & postage)

Note:  No Refunds once registration is complete.

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Fee Options

Electronic PDF $80, Hardcopy $90, Electronic PDF and Kit $110, Hardcopy and Kit $120


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