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Master Classes Blog

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With my confined status due to my ankle fracture I am fortunate in having my needlepoint stitching, my finished pieces and an extensive out of print book collection around me. Time to reflect on all this and my many years of stitching has introduced a new series of one day classes Master Classes, each in a particular needlepoint technique.

The idea for each day is to study the technique, Florentine, Basketweave Tent and Backgrounds, Patterned Darning etc with some historical background, making a personal stitched sampler and learning many tips and special techniques associated with that form of needlepoint.
The days so far offered are available at the end  of the blog.
Basketweave & Backgrounds.
I know everyone thinks they ‘know’ Basket weave Tent but there are many tips to help you get the best possible smooth and hard-wearing results.Also, how to avoid kits that only allow for Half Cross that won’t wear satisfactorily.
Backgrounds can be solid, covering the canvas with interesting t…