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Traditional Palestinian Embroidery: Celestial Palestine

BLUE: Tatter Textile Library
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Traditional Palestinian embroidery uses the cross-stitch technique to bring life to the storied history of its motifs. Artist Wafa Ghnaim, brings the love and pride of her culture, to all of her classes and students.

This 3-hour intensive expands upon traditional cross stitch. You will learn how to use metallic thread colors, how to strategize design transfers to a medium-size piece of cloth, two types of cross-stitch, and motif repetition to achieve a comprehensive design.

Wafa will focus on motifs that reflect the stars and night sky of Palestine, and with the use of metallic threads, transfer a pattern to stardust gold or silver aida cloth.

You will leave with a shimmering embroidered design in a gold frame, to hang on your wall, or give as a gift. You may also use the piece as a patch on clothing or accessories.