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Hand Stitching Continued: Dimensional Stitches and Fabric Manipulation

Instructor: Julie Booth

In this continuing class, students take their stitching to the next level and the third dimension! The focus will be on dimensional stitches, using basic stitches to manipulate fabric, and stuffing techniques. Nature will be our muse throughout the class. Students will create stitch samplers and challenge pieces each week. Knowledge of basic hand stitches strongly recommended.

This class is taught using the digital Zoom platform. Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 PM Zoom Class. Five sessions. Supply list is listed below. Optional $15 kit

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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Hand Stitching Continued Supply Kit & List

This kit has the particular supplies needed for Julie Booth’s Hand Stitching class. You can purchase it here for “grab & go” pick up at our school store; we will contact you with more information. If you need your kit shipped to you please indicate that in the notes section of your order. We will contact you about paying the additional shipping cost.

Items included in the supply kit:

·         ½ yard white cotton fabric

·         (1) 12” x 18” piece of white wool blend felt

·         (1) 12” x 18” piece of gray wool blend felt for Class #5 folder

·         (2) 6” squares of 100% wool felt (assorted colors)

·         Small color assortment of cheesecloth (dyed or painted)

·         Small color assortment of tulle

·         Needle packet: Size #3 and #5 Crewel embroidery, #5 Sharp, #22 Chenille

·         (1) Large-eye 2.75” plastic needle

·         A couple of handfuls of Nature-Fil loose batting

·         1 yd thick yarn

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Supply List (The following items are not included in the kit)

1. Notebook or sketchbook: This is VERY important to the process. Your notebook/sketchbook will be the place where you consider what you’ve stitched and the direction you wish to take. This class is all about a continuing “dialog” with your stitched work. If you were in the beginning class, feel free to continue using that same journal.

2. Writing/drawing utensils to use with your notebook. Again, whatever you are comfortable using. I suggest getting one or two Black Micron Pigma pens (Suggested sizes: 05, 08 or 1. Brush style good too). Color markers or color pencils if you have them.

3. Natural objects as an inspiration or jumping off point for your work AND/OR….

4. Photos of natural surfaces or structures (Examples: tree bark, barnacles, rocky surfaces).

5. Disappearing or washable fabric marker/pencils to use on light and dark colored fabrics

6. Fabric scissors

7. Small sharp or embroidery scissors

8. Pins (I like glass-headed ones)

9. Embroidery needles: Crewel embroidery (size #3 , #5), Sharp #5, Chenille #22 (if you were in the beginning class, you should have these)

10. Large eye plastic needle for cording: Eye large enough for a thick yarn.

11. Embroidery threads: Floss, pearl cotton (sizes #8 and #12), any other thread you’d like to try. Thread colors: You may want to have some black, white and neutral but also colors that reflect the color scheme of your inspiration “muse” from nature.

12. I-2 yards of thick yarn (chenille style for example) for cording

13. Fabrics: Cotton or linen for samplers. Other fabric types are optional but you might like to include: Silk, sheers, wool, tulle, cheesecloth. All fabrics can reflect the colors/textures found in your inspiration “muse” from nature.

14. Stabilizer fabric: This can be one of the following: Wool blend felt (we used this in the beginning class); 100% wool felt (thicker than the blend); flannel; thin cotton batting, craft felt

15. 1-2 handfuls of loose batting for Trapunto techniques (suggest Nature-Fil by Fairfield. (JoAnns)

16. 6” square card stock template with 4” square window (create or use from the beginning class)

17. Optional but strongly recommended: Clear gridded ruler for measuring and marking your fabric

18. Optional but strongly recommended: Self-healing cutting mat

19. Optional: Rotary cutter

20. Optional: Task light

$15.00

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