|Carnation Pin Keep. Photo by Celeste Chalasani.
|Celeste Chalasani's stunning stumpwork dragon from the March/April 2013 issue of PieceWork. Photo by Joe Coca.
We are so pleased to announce Interweave’s latest endeavor—online
courses through our newly launched Craft University, and the first
course will be taught by PieceWork contributor Celeste Chalasani!
article, “From Raised Embroidery to Stumpwork: Four Centuries of
Dimensional Needlework,” and project, “A Stumpwork Dragon to Make,” were
fan favorites from the March/April 2013 issue of PieceWork.
Celeste’s Craft University 2-week course, “Carnation Pin Keep,”
will guide students through several needle-lace techniques that provide
dimension to embroidery along with the history behind the techniques.
Step by step, you’ll learn how to create detached
buttonhole, corded detached buttonhole, and other embroidery
stitches, and complete instructions for finishing the sweet
Carnation Pin Keep shown here.
Sign up now
for this unique online look at historical embroidery techniques and
start to build your raised-embroidery skills. There could be a stumpwork
dragon in your future!
In this issue of PieceWork
, encounter needlework from seventeenth-century elaborate raised embroidery, motifs on a christening robe, charted images used in filet crochet, and the ubiquitous knitted eight-pointed star/flower/snowflake motif, plus traditional projects to knit, stitch, and crochet.