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Midnight Elegance Evening Purse

Kit Cost $50

In this class you will embellish the flap of an envelop-style evening purse with surface embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery and bead embroidery to create a truly elegant evening purse. Stitched in shades of black and silver grey, the various textures of fabric, ribbons, and beads add dimension to the design. Whether you carry it to an evening at the opera or use it to decorate your hall tree or dresser, this purse will add a touch of glitz and glamour to your life.

Working with intrinsically lovely silk ribbon on an elegant black brocade fabric, you will add beads and other threads in a simple design. Silk ribbon embroidery works up quickly and is very forgiving. Highlight the black on black with touches of sparkle provided by beads, overdyed ribbon, and Bijoux thread in antique silver. Soft and Stable provides stability for your slippery silk fabric and is very easy to sew.

Students will learn the special techniques required when stitching with silk ribbon and beads, which needles to use, and which stitches work well. Students will construct the lined purse by machine at home.

Class Hours: 6

Class Type: Project

Skill Level: ALL

SAGA Approved - 2 points

Student Requirements:

Basic Sewing Supplies. Optional but helpful: white chalk marker, circle template, and beading tray or mat. Individual task light and magnification suggested. For at home construction: Sewing machine, Dual Duty black thread, point turner, and wonder clips will be needed.

Kit Contents

Silk Dupioni, brocade, Soft and Stable, silk ribbons, beads, crystals, beading thread, magnetic snap, needles, and instructions including color photos. Exact kit contents may vary by availability.

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