German Brick Stitch: Try The Stitch
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Try your hand at German Brick Stitch, a counted satin stitch style from 13th-15th century Lower Saxony and Westphalia. Students will leave with an understanding of stitch mechanics, a brief history of the style, and the beginnings a bookmark or cup cover.
The first half of this class will be a lecture, which will be recorded. Second half is for working on the embroidery. This working time will be spent answering questions and looking at anyone's work who has a webcam and wanting help.*
*Class limit has been changed. While I normally limit the class to 10 people in order to give 1-on-1 attention, that will be difficult to do virtually. So, in hopes that everyone can learn from the questions and work of others, this class has been opened to the limit of the platform. Please note that if you would like to show your work in order to get better answers to your question, a webcam will be needed.
Due to the meeting being held on the free version of Google Meet, you will need to have a Gmail account in order to join the class.
- Plastic canvas, size 5 to 7 squares per inch and matching size needle.
For cup cover/bookmark:
- A small to medium sized hoop
- A tapestry needle, sized appropriately for fabric count
- Ground cloth of your choice, cut to 8in x 8in square. Size 28ct or 32ct cotton recommended for beginners, linen for those comfortable with it. Aida isn't recommended, but it can work in a pinch.
- DMC Embroidery floss in 2-3 colors.
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