“Frozen Reflections” was inspired by an unpublished 1920 era Liberty Magazine cover designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This design has us exploring the many faceted faces of ice. I decided to experiment with a colour palette of teal, pale mauve, and soft shades of blue because I wanted to show the cool qualities of the icicles and the refraction of the sunlight shining through the ice bubbles.
Students will be provided with a blank canvas with the outline of the design drawn on to it. Students will learn how to create texture by layering stitches as well as learning a variety of specialty stitches such as Double Fan, Rectangular Jessica, Tramé and Trellis, Diaper patterns and Laid fillings. This piece is further embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls, bugle and seed beads. This is an Intermediate level piece.
Threads used include DMC and Finca Perle Cottons, Kreinik #8 Braid, Planet Earth Silk Opal, Caron Impressions, DMC #5 Perle Cotton Variations, Vineyard Silk, Threadworx #8 Overdyed Kreinik Braid and Rainbow Gallery Fyre Works
From May 1 – October 1, 2018 Frozen Reflections is being offered as a Cyberworkshop with ANG. Registration begins Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2018. www.needlepoint.org