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Florentine Fleur de Lys

Instructor:  Michele Roberts
Proficiency Level:   Advanced Intermediate
Length of Class:  6 months
Ground Material: Congress cloth, white
Design Area: 6" x 8"
Kit Cost:  $0 PDF
  $10 color printout 
  $120 optional complete kit 
Shipping Cost: $7 color printout
  $19 optional complete kit with or without instructions 











The official symbol of the city of Florence, Italy, as well as the Medici family is a very fancy fleur de lys. The course explores this complex and delicate Renaissance Italian design with traditional raised English goldwork, beading, and needlepoint worked on white Congress cloth. Types of gold used are pearl purl, bright check purl, wire check purl, check thread, Japan gold, and whipped plate. Techniques include padding, various methods of invisible couching, parallel laying, twisting, and chipping. Two very different lattices of pearls and gold are used for the background and the elaborate border.


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ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.


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