Southern Gentleman in Spring

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Southern Gentleman in Spring


Thread Painting & Stumpwork


This majestic bird sitting on a dogwood branch will come alive when stitched on a green dupioni silk ground fabric.  Using cotton flosses, an inspiration picture and a provided color guide, stitchers will create the beautiful shaded areas throughout the feathers.  The leaves and dogwood bloom will be worked using cotton flosses on wired slips, then cut and attached to the piece after the cardinal is completed.

Using an inspiration photograph and lead and colored pencil drawings, students will learn techniques to readily see changes in shading.  The random long and short stitch is the primary stitch used to create the cardinal, leaves and dogwood bloom.  Other stitches used to complete the fine details seen in the piece will include split stitch, stab stitch, French knots, and bullion knots, trailing stitch and “compacted” stem stitch.  Stitchers are to add their own elements of design if desired.

This is not a daunting piece.  If you can do random long and short stitch, you can easily recreate this design with the teacher’s well developed instructions.

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