'Bluebell Wood' Canvaswork Project - Online Learning
Booking closes 23 January
Learn canvaswork with me, using a series of videos released weekly, plus written instructions and a full kit.
This is a new course format which allows you to stitch in your own time, but still join me for three video Q&A sessions for face-to-face support.
The aim of this course is to work shaded canvas work to create the impression of a moment; a beautiful sunset in a bluebell wood.
This class is for you if:
You love needlepoint and would like to take it further
You need a bit more practice before designing your own canvas projects
You would like to learn more about shading and blending stitches.
In this course we will:
Cover a variety of stitches (crossing, horizontal, vertical, diagonal and surface stitches)
Find the best way to work those stitches to keep the canvas tension stable
Spend time on detailed shading and colour blending, even within one stitch
Blend subtly from one stitch to another
Work with beautiful wools and silks, learning how to handle them well to achieve the best finish
I will release six video sessions, one each week, so that you can complete and troubleshoot one section before moving on. These will remain available to you for six months, to give you plenty of time to complete your stitching.
First video release: 21st February 2022
Final video release: 28th March 2022
Places are limited so that I can give plenty of good quality feedback to each student.
You will get written feedback from myself regularly for 10 weeks, plus three video Q&A sessions.
You can also access support from myself and your fellow students through the dedicated group on Discord, which can help you keep up your momentum as you stitch the project.
What you can expect:
Before the course begins you will receive the kit of materials: 18 count (18 threads per inch) white mono canvas with the design drawn on, tapestry needles, Renaissance Dyeing crewel wools and two types of silk by DeVere Yarns, with an instruction booklet including diagrams of each stitch and notes on the method (to be used alongside the video tuition).
You will receive an email explaining how to access the student group on Discord (you will need an account, but you can set one up just to access this group if you don't usually use Discord - ask for help if you need it). This group allows you to share photos of your work for feedback, and to chat with your fellow students in a safe environment. There is no obligation to join if you prefer to keep your work private. The Discord group will remain open for six months from the start date and I will check regularly and offer feedback throughout the course and for a month following (after which I will still pop in now and then, but less frequently).
On the first day of the course, the first videos will be released. There is over 20 hours of footage altogether, some you will need to watch prior to stitching each section (the basics on each stitch) and some that you can stitch along with if you wish to. You will be able to pause, rewind and replay each video as often as you like.
Lizzy will log on to give feedback a few times each week of the course, and you will be able to talk with your fellow students anytime about how you are getting on. The videos will remain available for a year from the start date, so you have plenty of time to watch again and complete your project.
Live Q&A sessions will be for an hour on: 5th March, 20th March and 3rd April at 10am British time (the time can be somewhat flexible depending on the needs of the group). These sessions will be recorded so they can be watched again. If you can't make it to the session, I will answer questions submitted in advance.