New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Our EGA pins are still available, more information from Jane Melick



Phillips Grant Workshops
Saturday and Sunday Framingham, MA area
October 14 and 15, 2017

NER is proud to host Tony Minieri teaching “Illuminated Elegance,” a technique-rich canvas embroidery class.  All EGA members living in the New England Region are invited to join us for a fun-filled, educational week-end of stitching excitement.  The Mariott Courtyard hotel is conveniently located at 75 Felton Street, near the intersection of I-495 and I-90 (Mass Pike), in Marlborough, Massachusetts..

The Fine Print
EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable bequest from the estate of Gay Phillips, a deceased member.  Each Region has received a grant from these monies.  NER is using these funds to pay all the teaching, travel, and classroom rental costs for this two-day workshop.  The student’s only expense is the $173 fee, which covers the kit and lunch both days..
Classes begin at 9:00 in the morning both days and end at 4:45 on Saturday afternoon and 3:15 on Sunday.  There will be a break for lunch, which will be served by the hotel in a room near the classroom.
Space in the class is limited.  Registration closes on August 1, 2017.  It is expected that this class will be very popular and may well go to lottery.  All registrations received by May 1 will be treated equally.  If there are places in the class after that date, registrations will be processed in the order they are received.
If you desire overnight accommodations, please contact the Marriott Courtyard Marlborough directly by calling 508-480-0015.  Rooms at the hotel are available at the nightly rate of $119 (plus room tax).  This rate is guaranteed until September 14, 2017, after which the rooms will be released and you will be charged the going rate, which varies based on availability of rooms.  Please mention “New England Embroiderers’ Guild” when making your reservation.

Illuminated Elegance, fee $173, optional pack of all 26 letters $35.

Level: Advanced Intermediate

Size: 8" x 9"

Inspired by an 18th Century French Ribbon alphabet, this design explores couching
patterns, trellis patterns, single line Bokhara couching, Bokhara couching as a filling,
Jessicas, attachment of gold bullion, and creating a cartouche. All 26 letters are available in eight different color combinations: four with gold and four with silver.
The design is worked on #24 Ecru Congress Cloth using stranded Silk, metallic braid, Soie Perlee, smooth purl and purl purl.

Kit Contents: Instructions, congress cloth with pattern already transferred, all silk and metallic threads, metal bullions, and needles needed to complete the piece.

Student Supplies: In addition to the usual stitching supplies, the student must bring the following to class: scissors suitable for cutting metal threads (not your good embroidery scissors), stretcher bars to fit a 12" x 16" canvas, something to hold the mounted canvas in place so that both hands are free to stitch, and an open mind.

Optional Supplies: a portable lamp and magnifier
There is no pre-class stitching required.


Registration Form Here


Save the Dates!!!

Gay Phillips Workshop Saturday and Sunday Marriott Courtyard Hotel April 28 and 29, 2018 Portsmouth, NH

Please join us for a fun-filled 2-day bead embroidery workshop with Mary Alice Sinton!!

EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable bequest from the estate of Gay Phillips, a deceased member. Each Region has received a grant from these monies. NER is using these funds to pay all the teaching, travel, and classroom rent costs for this two-day workshop. The student’s only expenses are the kit and lunch fee.

We have chosen Paisley On Parade, a lovely beaded box top for the class project:

Paisley On ParadeThe Paisley on Parade satin oval jewelry box is doe in the Japanese bead embroidery method and is an advanced beginner level piece. Bead Embroidery in the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads rather than silk threads. Pailsley o Parade will add pizazz to any vanity and serve as a home for a variety of treasures. During this entry-level course, the student will embroider Paisley on Parade in a two-day workshop. the beads used are a wide variety of glass seed beads. The foundation fabric is a floral 100% cotton fabric called Chocolat by Moda.

Complete registration information, including fees and deadlines will be available in September, 2017


Shell We Stitch?
Sixth Teaser Project - Seahorse Scissors Keep

SOME Chapter is happy to provide the sixth teaser project for SHELL WE STITCH?, NER SEMINAR 2017.

Denise Harrington Pratt of Amaryllis Artworks has designed this Starfish Scissors Keep as the sixth in a series of teaser projects. These projects are in anticipation of NER Seminar 2017 which will be hosted by SOME Chapter at the beautiful Cliff House Resort in Ogunquit, Maine.

A kit for this project is available for $18 plus $6.50 priority mail postage. The kit includes all supplies needed to complete the project. Included are linen, silk threads, interfacing, batting, template plastic and detailed instructions for creating this project. Scissors are not included. Stitchers will need to provide Stitchery Tape, glue, and sewing thread.

#6. Seahorse Scissors Keep - Back             #6. Seahorse Scissors Keep - Front

Checks should be made out to SOME Chapter EGA and mailed to Barbara Hepburn, 828 Edes Falls Road, Harrison, Maine 04040. Multiple kits can be mailed together to save on postage. Please contact Barbara Hepburn, Brit45@roadrunner.com for ordering information.     


All Teasers are still available for purchase.
#4. SHELL POCKET with GAUGE ($18)
Shipping for all six projects would be $7 Priority Mail.


#5. Starfish Scissors Fob


#1. Sand Dollar Pinkeep        #3. Shell Mini-fob             #4. Shell Pocket Front             #2. Shell Needlebook





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