|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, if possible.*
The 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. 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 is open 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 copyright concerns, I will only be sharing recordings of the lecture with people registered for the class. Recordings will not be shared with those outside of the list of registered attendees.
- Plastic canvas, size 5 to 7 squares per inch and
- Needle appropriate for using on plastic canvas
- Thread sized appropriately for the plastic canvas in 1-2 colors, depending on how much you would like to practice.
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.
**UPDATE** This class is being hosted on the University's professional Google Meet account, so students will NOT need a Gmail to attend the class.