Appalachian Spring ©
Technique: Silk and Metal embroidery on fabric with detached elements
Length of Class: 4 days (24 hours)
Proficiency Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Class Description: The spring breeze in the mountains stirs the flowers of Mountain Laurel and Dogwood. This piece celebrates the layers of blossoms, which are interpreted with multiple tiers of silks and metal as we create an exquisite floral on fabric with cantilevered, detached elements.
Working over a laid silk foundation the superimposed flowers of Mountain Laure are worked in silks with both padded satin and long and short stitches. Flower markings are red silk and beads. Stamens with anthers are raised above with Gilt Sylke Twist combined with beads. Buds are worked in raised spider using twisted silk. The detached leaves are worked in close couched wired organza.
Dogwood flowers are stitched on silk organza in several techniques within wired long and short blanket stitch: long and short and sequins. Centers are raised twists of Gilt Sylke Twist and beads. Branches are assembled with dark wire and flowers to cantilever over the Mountain Laurel.
The class will work on 3 separate frames: one silk over linen, 2 organza.
Size: 7" x 9" x 3" design on 12" x 14" silk fabric foundation