I have taken a total of 16 of these Stitches for Effect classes and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one, learning how to correctly do the various stitches, many of which I still have yet to use in a project. The additional instructions on how and when to use the stitches was invaluable as was the utilization of a wide variety of threads to stitch the examples.
It is unknown if Suzanne Howren will continue to make these classes available through the Shining Needle Society, but I hope she will.
Below is an example of a stitch that can be used for beards and hair which was fun to do.
|Class Christmas Stitches I Example|
July 29, 2014--Finished the second of three Stitches for Effects Classes called Under Construction. Enjoyed stitching the samples except for one. It's called Random Cashmere and the instructions stated to randomly place blocks of cashmere stitches within the sample stitching area. My problem is with the word "random". I had to first draw the stitch placements on graph paper before transferring the design onto canvas. The result is a mishmash of blocks, and it most certainly is random. Below is a picture of the results (ran out of thread, but you can see how I did).
|Class Baskets of Galore Battlement Couching|
|Christmas Stitches I|