Cleopatra's Garden ©

Proficiency level:   Intermediate

Class length:  2 days (12 hours)

Class Description: The forgotten pleasures of the court of the Egyptian queen emerges as thoughts drift in the gentle breeze of a jewel colored fan on golden papyrus.

Working with silk, metal, and beads on gold bounce painted # 24 congress cloth, the class will learn a method of coloring the canvas. This will be demonstrated and students will get a chance to do a small sample that can be used for another project.  The painted canvas for the class will be provided. The students will learn silk satin stitching over padding and superimposed couching, pattern couching, and beading in addition to working with the silk and metal threads. The silk fibers used are flat silk, Soie Crystale, Zwicky, and silk sewing thread.  These are combined with # 1 gold, braids, and bugle beads.

Size: 6.5" X  7.5" design on 11.5" X  12" #24 Congress Cloth

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