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Introduction to Canvaswork

With origins in medieval times, Canvaswork became popular in the late 16th century when it was used for seat covers and rugs. Today, we use Canvaswork to create realistic embroidery pieces using a range of stitches for texture and depth, and colour blending to achieve a lifelike effect.

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Join Royal School of Needlework Tutor Amy Burt for this Introduction to Canvaswork online embroidery course and learn how to stitch a striking toucan design using a wide range of Canvaswork techniques. In this course, you will learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches including Tent Stitch, Raised Spot, Gobelin Encroaching, Parisian Stitch, Hungarian Grounding and more. The kit that accompanies the course includes all the materials you need to create the embroidery with Amy. During the course, you'll learn about the history of Canvaswork as well as lots of tips to ensure a professional finish to your work.

Lesson breakdown:

  • Introduction
  • Meet Your Tutor
  • Overview and Materials
  • Transferring the Design
  • Tent Stitch
  • Raised Spot
  • Oblong Double Tied Cross
  • Gobelin Encroaching
  • Double Straight Cross
  • Parisian Stitch
  • Hungarian Grounding
  • Woven Wheel
  • Irregular Byzantine

Course includes:

  • Discussion Board & Gallery: Interact with other learners in the course by asking questions, expressing your thoughts and inspirations, and sharing images of your work.
  • Notes: Keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content.
  • Interactive Activities: Test your knowledge of the material you have covered.
  • Video Lesson Running Time: 101 minutes. The videos in this course are available for you to watch via online streaming.

Kit includes:

  • Tapestry Canvas
  • Design template
  • Fine-tipped marker pen
  • Tapestry needles in 2 sizes
  • Appletons wool and DMC stranded cotton in the required shades
  • Gutermann sewing thread

You will also need:

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SKU 2008843
Author/Speaker/Editor Amy Burt
Product Type Course + Kit
  1. Really clear review by Alison O. on 2/22/2019

    The videos are really clear plus there are notes and tips; you receive a downloadable stitch guide too. And because you can watch Amy working the stitches in close-up as many times as you like, it feels really manageable.

  2. Finished the Toucan review by Suzanne G. on 2/22/2019

    I'm so happy about the result. Thanks, Amy Burt for a great online course.

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