Start Stitching for Beginners - Florentine Christmas Bauble
Start Stitching - Beginners Florentine Christmas Bauble
This workshop will be conducted over Two Saturday afternoons in October and November 2023
Florentine Canvas Work is a kind of embroidery exemplified in the upholstery of a set of 17th-century Italian chairs at the Bargello Museum in Florence and practiced from the 17th century until modern times. It consists of flat vertical stitches laid parallel with the canvas weave rather than crossing the intersections diagonally as in most canvas stitches. These stitches, in gradating tones of the same colour or in contrasting colours, are arranged in a wavy zigzag pattern. The characteristic stitch is variously called Florentine, cushion, or, in allusion to the flamelike gradation of colour, flame stitch; its 17th-century name was Hungarian stitch. (Ref: Encyclopedia Brittanica)
We have modernised these designs over time, changing colours and fabrics and inventing new designs. Today we will give you a taste of how the pattern develops producing a small Christmas decoration to hang on your tree. We will show you how to finish this piece, which will be decorated by little Christmas charms.
21st March 2023
Saturday 21st October and Saturday 18th November 2023
Time: 2 pm - 4.30pm
Tutor: Rita Petters
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fees: $90.00, includes Kit and 5 hours of tuition
All items required for each mini course will be provided in a boxed kit.
This will include:
An embroidery hoop
Enough fabric and threads to complete the project
Printed design and full instructions for completing and finishing
Registrations will open on at 9:00am & close at 11:00pm.
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