New Stumpwork class with Marsha Papay Gomola - "Exotic Orchids"
Just in time for spring -- a
beautiful design of
cymbidium orchids. The
lovely cymbidium orchids
are stitched in shades of
fuchsia with lip markings in
dark wine. The cymbidium
buds are rice shaped fresh
water pearls that add
elegance to the piece.
Hidden among the orchid
leaves are a spider,
caterpillar, bee, and a
This design emphasizes the use of wire, padding and silk shading. Three of the bladeshaped
leaves are detached wired elements that overlap creating the dimensional
backdrop for the orchids. The orchids are wire detached elements that are sculpted
into the distinctive shape of a cymbidium. The flowers appear to be ready for you to
pick for your spring corsage.
The five lesson class will begin with the surface embroidery and the padded branch.
Then we will move on to the use of wire in the leaves and the orchid. One lesson will
be dedicated to the four critters that add interest to the design. The final lesson will be
a detailed lesson on cutting out and attaching the wired elements. Detailed
instructions and pictures will make it easy for you to create this impressive picture. There will be LOTS of
step-by-step photos so you can see exactly what to do.
Kit contains: champagne duchess satin ground fabric, DMC and Anchor embroidery
floss, Nymo, ribbon, blending filament, fresh water pearls, black onyx bead, glass
beads, needles, wire, muslin, and written instructions. Note that the kit does not
include finishing materials.
Skill level: Beginner to intermediate, experience with surface embroidery is helpful but
Finished size of design area: design is approximately 4" x 6" and the overall matted oval
area is approximately 5" x 7".
Timing: Registration open now through April 22, 2013.
Class begins May 8 -- and runs for approximately 3 months, ending July 31. There will
be 5 lessons, one every two weeks and then time to finish up.
Prices: "Exotic Orchids" - online class and supplies, US domestic postage: $110
Please note the Ohio residents will also be charged for Ohio State Sales Tax (6.5%).
International postage is also available -- just email Marsha at LadybugCr@aol.com for your particular situation. We do not ship internationally for PayPal orders.
If you're paying by PayPal Click "add to cart" and check out. VERY easy. :-)
If you want to use a different email address for the class, please note that in the
If you would prefer to pay by check, please send an email to Marsha at:
LadybugCr@aol.com and Marsha will email you the appropriate invoice.
This project was previously published in a magazine, but there were problems with the
project as printed. The problems were outside of my control. The problems are
such that even if you have the old magazine, you will need a full kit and instructions
for this class; therefore, there are no audits for this class.
If you want to use a different email address for the class, please note that in the comments section.
If you would prefer to pay by check, please send an email to Marsha at: LadybugCr@aol.com
and Marsha will email you the appropriate invoice.