Graduate International School for Textile Arts Master Needle Artisan
Silke has learned Needlework from scratch in the Master Needle Artisan distance learning class. As a textile designer, she was able to bring all her experience from her studies to bear. She was thrilled with the content and how incredibly much she was able to learn during the training.
It is a feast for the eyes to see her beautiful work. Even the simplest sampler becomes a small work of art.
Have fun viewing!
Exercises for the second project: Counted Thread Work
Pulled and Drawn Thread work, Blackwork – beautiful sample pieces that inspire with their variety.
In the 2nd lesson there was a lot to tease, 3 small preliminary projects had to be worked on: Assisi, Colbert Embroidery and a composition of these techniques in combination with cross stitch. There are also exercises in Blackwork.
and again Mister Fish ... this time in double pack and filigree
on we go to the third lesson: Plain-weave Embroidery
So many stitches, so many threads, so many options – which is the best, where to start – the decision is almost impossible!
First the linear stitches...
...then the single stitches...
...a small special feature - the Shisha Stitch...
...last but not least - Trellis...
...combine to a sampler of the extra class!
Here we are again - this time we're swimming around single again!
Now it is first getting white....
Whitework is tradition pure – but does that mean it has to be boring? Certainly not!
Richelieu, raised work, Satin Stitch embroidery, Trapunto, Boutis - almost unlimited possibilities.
It's also possible in a very filigree version!
... then golden ...
... and now raised!
Stumpwork and ribbon embroidery are as fun as they were hundreds of years ago. Only the motives are a bit different. As usual, there are a few exercises on both topics.