Waiting for the Chickens

‘Waiting For The Chickens’ offers a chance for the needle worker to work with a variety of composite and specialty stitches in this well-paced three-day class. There will be different needlework processes addressed; for example, wool applique, directional stitching, couching and creating a background look with minimal stitching. This design focuses on the fox and his immediate vicinity outside of a theoretical chicken coop.

There are many types of threads used in this piece in order facilitate the correct fox color; DMC floss, Planet Earth 6 Ply Silk, Pepper Pot Silk, Planet Earth Silk, Kreinik and Planet Earth Merino Wool are all utilized in this design. ‘Waiting For The Chickens’ - stitched on 18-count canvas measuring 13" x 18".  The finished size of this great piece is approximately 8" x 13.

The fox in ‘Waiting For The Chickens’ is curled up on a bed of straw in the great outdoors, while watching the coop. Many specialty stitches are utilized in this piece in order to give the stitcher a broader experience. In addition, they will learn how to applique a canvas section for future use.  Other areas are left un-appliqued, and, that too, comes in to play. The height of the applique, versus the flatter sections of the fox, will show the stitcher how that technique causes that area to be “closer” than the others. There is much compensation to be understood; consequently, a good understanding of compensation is required. This animal design will appeal to a wide variety of stitchers and will allow them the opportunity to experience different processes, stitches and use of composite colors to create a background.

Advanced Intermediate

3 Day Class