Meredith Willet was here last weekend and the time just flew. We had a great embellishment class with great canvases and great stitchers.
Here’s how it works. When you sign up for a Meredith class at Bedecked and Beadazzled you select your canvas 3 months ahead of time. We send a color copy to Meredith so that she can start plotting. And I do mean plotting. The ideas are masterful and varied.
She comes to class prepared with a few stitches for everyone, just enough to get you started. Throughout the 2 days of class she demonstrates and designs more stitches and generally works magic.
You may get your entire canvas stitch guided, you may not. It really depends upon how many areas the canvas has. You definitely get lots of stitches.
This weekend’s class turned out to be a lot of canvases with a crazy amount of stitches. Really crazy. I think we counted 72 areas on the Melissa Shirley pink floral. Needless to say that will be coming back for another visit but Susan has plenty to do on it and I’m in love with it. Do you think she will let it grace the walls of the store when it’s finished if I say pretty please?
Another of Meredith’s oh so brilliant ideas was to cover the canvas you are working on with plastic wrap. As you stitch, you cover and uncover areas of the canvas so that your beautiful silk threads don’t drag on the canvas and snag. Pretty darn cool.
There were many other demos – bullion knots and or nué to name a few.
Thank you Meredith for sharing your knowledge with us. We can’t wait until you return!
Carol S. says
Once again, reading these posts gives me lots of ideas for canvases I have at home.
Keep 'em coming!
Any way we could get a tutorial on the Repousse? This has shown up a couple of times in these posts, but never with a really good picture or how-to. The description you provided this time makes me think I've done this to make a tree, but without more detail, I can't be sure. Sounds like a great technique, though.
Pure magic! I'm drooling.