I’ve finalized the class samples for the two handwork classes I’m teaching next April in Kuwait. My contact there named Hanan asked me to send photos so her association members could begin signing up. I also sent images of small pieces to show them what they can do after they learn the techniques.
Here’s the blackwork sampler I’ve shown previously along with a small sample. But I also sent a photo of the geometric piece I did for my London City and Guilds coursework. It’s a good example of how you can play with value by adding or subtracting stitches. It was a section of a six-pointed star. For further inspiration, I’m planning to do a larger piece showing the entire star, along with some type of floral design.
For the Hardanger class, we will do a bookmark containing three motifs and a blanket stitch. It may not look like a lot of work, but believe me, it is. If you are not familiar with Hardanger, it involves cutting threads after stitching, which can be unnerving. My goal is to complete the on-point square, the star motif and the Kloster block. Students can complete the rest of the project on their own. And while we will start the blanket stitch, it’s doubtful anyone will finish in class. But again, they will learn the basics of Hardanger which they can apply to larger projects. I have two books with numerous projects to recommend that are readily available.