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




NER LogoNew England Region Stitching Get-Away
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018
Marriott Courtyard Portsmouth – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

NER is proud to host Mary Alice Sinton teaching “Paisley on Parade,” a fascinating beaded 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 Marriott Courtyard hotel is conveniently located at 1000 Market Street, near Exit 7 of I-95 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, just over the bridge from Maine.

The Fine Print
EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable bequest from the estate of member Gay Phillips. 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 $139 fee, which covers the kit and lunch both
days. If the student needs a Japanese Beading Koma, there is an additional charge of $15 (see class description
below for more information).
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.
Space in the class is limited. Registration closes on March 1, 2018. Registrations will be processed in the order in
which they are received.
If you desire overnight accommodations, please contact the Marriott Courtyard directly. Rooms at the hotel are
available at the nightly rate of $129 (plus room tax). This rate is guaranteed until February 28, 2018, after which
the rooms will be released and you will be charged the going rate, which varies based on availability of rooms.
Your registration confirmation will include a clickable link that can be used to book your sleeping room at the group
rate. Alternatively, you may call the hotel at 603-436-2121 and mention “New England Embroiderers’ Guild” when
making your reservation.
Paisley On Parade


Paisley on Parade with Mary Alice Sinton

Level: Advanced Beginner Design: 5¼" x 4"
Finished Box: 5¼" x 4" x 2½"
The Paisley on Parade satin oval jewelry box is done in the Japanese bead embroidery method. This technique incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads rather than silk threads. The beads used are a wide variety of Tri-cut and glass seed beads. The foundation fabric is a paisley 100% cotton fabric called Chocolat by Moda.  The piece is stitched on stretcher bars.

Note that the student must have Japanese Beading Koma, wooden spools with flat ends that are used when couching (tacking down) threads. Traditional Japanese Embroidery uses a pair of Koma. Mary Alice and her woodworking husband have designed a
single beading Koma to be used for Japanese beading. If you have a pair of Koma from traditional Japanese embroidery or the specially designed single Beading Koma from a prior class with Mary Alice, you’re all set.  If not, you should order a Beading Koma as part of your kit, at an additional cost of $15.

Kit Contents:

Student Supplies:

There is no pre-class stitching required.

New England Region EGA Stitching Get-Away Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018

Please enroll me in the “Paisley on Parade” workshop with Mary Alice Sinton. The class cost is $139.00. There is an option to purchase a Japanese Beading Koma at an additional cost of $15.00.




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Choose One:

          I already own a pair of  traditional Japanese Koma that I will bring to the class.

          I need to purchase a Special Japanese Beading Koma ($15.00)

The registration deadline is March 1, 2018.  Registrations will be processed in the order received.
For more information or the address of the registrar send email to:

Pat Timpanaro



Save the Dates!!!

Who: Ellen Chester

What: Counted Thread Workshop

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, 2018

Where: Hartford, CT / Springfield Area

Please join us for a fun-filled 2-day counted thread workshop with Ellen Chester!!

We're still in the process of choosing venue for this event.

Ellen has designed a few new pieces, but she is contractually not allowed to offer them for another month. Most likely the class project will be one of these new designs.

Full details will be available in January.


Please SAVE THE DATE for the
March 1, 2 & 3, 2019 to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine.
We will be inviting all New England Region members to participate and share in this SOME Chapter Seminar, enjoy local attractions as well as the chance to learn a new embroidery technique! Enjoy the company of new friends and the camaraderie of old!
If you would like further information as it becomes available please email me at Barbarahepburn1945@gmail.com


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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