Class: Aethelmearc’s The Academy of St. Claire’s V.

Class Title:     Interlaced What?

Date: April 22nd, 2022     

Brief Description:     Learn how to do an interlaced double herringbone stitch (simplified stitch of what is in the St. Birgitta’s cap extant piece). Beginner/Intermediate, limited to 10 students  

Longer Description: After a brief history on the extant St. Birgetta’s cap, the class will focus on how to do an interlaced double herringbone stitch (a simplified stitch from what is in the extant piece) using a different color for each of the four steps. Students will leave with a bookmark or item that can be inserted into a garment.  Kit will include:  ruler, 2 needles, binding tape (to act as pre-ironed cloth), 5 colors of embroidery floss, embroidery snips, heat erase pen, sewing guide/form, beeswax, and a bag.  The handout will include a detailed stitch guide and history of the extant piece and other examples of needlelace.

What will students learn/leave with?   A bookmark or item they can insert into a piece of garb.  

What should students bring?     Nothing, other than themselves.  The kit will have everything they need.

What will you provide?     Handouts, examples, kit (at cost, below)

Handouts: Detailed stitch guide and history of the extant piece and other examples of needlelace

Kit: Ruler, 2 needles, binding tape (to act as pre-ironed cloth), 5 colors of embroidery floss, embroidery snips, heat erase pen, sewing guide/form, beeswax, and a bag

Additional details?

Students will learn using a different color for each of the four steps.  A brief history on the extant piece will be given, but the majority of the class will be learning a simplified stich from the extant piece.

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Class Kit

Large Colorful Sample for Class

The extant piece I will be replicating was 1.7 cm versus the almost 1.75 in here in this sample class piece.

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