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Deborah Class Title: Deborah

Area of Study: Embroidery (Hand)
Class Hours: 18
Class Type: Project
Skill Level: Intermediate and advanced skill levels are welcome. Basic drawn thread skills are helpful.

This beautiful infant size raglan sleeve daygown features blocks of filet lace netting portraying frolicking spring time animals at play. The blocks are surrounded with sprays of daisy-like flowers and granitos. The dress plackets, side tucks and hem are hemstitched along the fold.

Stitches and techniques mastered during class time are: preparing fabric for hemstitching (removing fabric threads), basic hemstitching, hemstitching along the fold, hemstitched bars, preparing fabric for lace netting, building the lace ground, darning the netting, backstitching, padded satin stitches, eyelets, granitos and hand stitched buttonholes.

Practice fabric will be given to each student to master their stitches if they desire. Simple gown construction details will be discussed in class however all construction will be completed at home.

Complete Kit Contents: Ulster linen; lace edging; entre deux; thread; needles; floss; mother of pearl buttons; class handout; infant size daygown pattern

Student Supplies List:
Basic sewing supplies; tape measure or 18" clear grid ruler; 6" clear ruler; #60 or #65 used universal machine needle; very fine line marking pen or pencil; fabric shears; glass head pins; contrast thread for basting; bee wax (optional); embroidery scissors; 4" Bates embroidery hoop; 3" x 6" Bates embroidery hoop; light and extension cord (required); magnification (required); sewing machine (home); #60 or #65 universal machine needle (home); ΒΌ" machine foot (optional);

Classroom Requirements:
Marking board, markers, irons and pressing surfaces, garment rack