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2020 Group Correspondence Courses

Announcing the next Group Correspondence Course offered by NER :

Mythical Myrtle by Barbara Kershaw

 

Registration Deadline: Nov. 7, 2020

Explore the magnificent stitches of Casalguidi embroidery in our Group Correspondence Course Mythical Myrtle with teacher Barbara Kershaw. Casalguidi is a beautiful form of whitework named after the village of Casalguidi near Pistoia in Tuscany where it originated. Sometimes called linen-work, Casalguidi is a unique style of raised embroidery traditionally worked on a background of four-sided stitch.

 

 

 

Mythical Myrtle breaks from tradition a little in that she is not mounted on a background of four-sided stitch, although the four-sided stitch is incorporated into the design. Mythical Myrtle has been worked on confederate gray linen but the student can use whatever color is preferred. Other stitches used in this project are continuous wrapping, bullion knots, detached buttonhole stitch and the raised stem stitch band called the Casalguidi stitch. Small tassels form the hinges for the design which has been finished as a triptych.

Type of project: Triptych Size: The finished size is 7″ X 7″ (18cm x 18cm) Skill level: Intermediate Length of class: 6 lessons in 6 months Text price: $35.00 Left-handed instructions are available on request Supplies (approximate): $35.00, finishing supply cost approximately $30.00.

 

About teacher Barbara M. Kershaw:

Barbara M. Kershaw has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge of the many varied and wonderful forms of embroidery generally called whitework. She has taken many courses and classes from the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC), Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), and the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG). Barbara is certified as an EGA Master Craftsman in counted thread. She also studied in Germany at the Museum de Schwalm in 2005 and 2011. She has been teaching for over 20 years at various EAC national seminars, EGA national and regional seminars, guilds in Canada, America and Bermuda as well as two International Teaching Tours of the USA. Barbara is the author of two EGA Group Correspondence Courses including Noel and Fandango and an Individual Correspondence Course Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery. Her book Exquisite Schwalm focuses on Schwalm filling stitches. The cost of the class is $45.00. Registration deadline is Nov. 7, 2020. Registration will be sent to National shortly thereafter. Booklets will be received by the group leader approximately 8 to10 weeks after that. The group leader will notify you of the end date. This is a six-month course. Mythical Myrtle by Barbara Kershaw Group Correspondence Course Registration Form: $45.00 includes the $35.00 for the text and $10.00 postage.

The cost of the class is $45.00. Registration deadline is Nov. 7, 2020. Registration will be sent to National shortly thereafter. Booklets will be received by the group leader approximately 8 to10 weeks after that. The group leader will notify you of the end date. This is a six-month course.

 

Mythical Myrtle by Barbara Kershaw Group Correspondence Course Registration Form: $45.00 includes the $35.00 for the text and $10.00 postage.

 

Registration Form Here

 

The Princess and the Pea by Marion Scoular

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2020

Blackwork is the most creative, restricted embroidery that you can stitch… restricted only by the count of your fabric. There are endless patterns from which to choose.

Teacher Marion Scoular’s interpretation of the beloved fairy tale includes pattern darning, Blackwork, Hardanger (no cutting!) and a small amount of surface stitchery, all explicitly covered in a 26-page, well-illustrated booklet. To ensure accuracy, the teacher will be supplying the imprinted fabric, with no creases, in a roll.

Type of project: Picture

Design area: 18 ¼” high x 6 ½” wide on 27”x 16” 22-count white Hardanger cotton

Color choices: Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 (4 colors); DMC® pearl cotton #8 (4 colors) and one color of #12; DMC® floss (16 colors for the princess and the mattresses).

Supplies used: DMC® floss, DMC® #8 and #12 pearl cotton, and Kreinik Very Find Braid #4. EGA strongly recommends that threads not be ordered or purchased prior to receipt of the text, as much of what is needed will be available from your stash, or in case of a group, shared.

Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Ability to read charts, count accurately and execute compensation stitches.

Timeline for course: 6 Lessons (8 months)

Text price: $55 (Text price includes both the text and the design- imprinted fabric)

Supplies cost(approximate):  Kreinik braids–$15; DMC® floss–$9; DMC® pearl cotton #8 and #12–$7. Stitchers should be able to share all the threads.

About teacher Marion Scoular

Marion is a 3-year, Mark Excellent graduate of The Royal School of Needlework and a City and Guild’s Silver medallist. She has taught dressmaking in English High Schools, owned The Robin Hood Wool Shop for 13 years; taught Adult Education for Clemson University and has judged, lectured and taught in 49 states, Canada, Mexico and Australia. She is the author of many booklets and articles on Embroidery techniques.

The cost of the class is $65.00, which includes the $55 for the text and imprinted fabric; plus $10 for NER to cover postage.

Registration deadline is May 30, 2020. Registration will be sent to National shortly thereafter. Booklets will be received by the group leader approximately 8 to10 weeks after that. The group leader will notify you of the end date. This is an eight-month course.

 

The deadline is past. Any questions may be sent to: Kate Thomas .


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