New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

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

2020 Group Correspondence Courses

New Group Correspondence Course for the New England Region

Cosmos by Kim Sanders

full embroideryRegistration Deadline: July 3, 2021

Our Group Correspondence Course Cosmos with Kim Sanders introduces students to needle painting, one of the most realistic forms of surface embroidery.  Using a range of tints and shades of a hue, the embroiderer captures the play of light on the subject to give depth and dimension.  With thread and a limited number of stitches the embroiderer will create a lifelike botanical. The text will lead you through the process in small, easy steps. Many tips are included to enhance your stitching and are applicable to future embroideries.close up
The 61-page text begins with history of the technique, and follows with detailed instructions, illustrations and stitch diagrams.  Each motif is accompanied with an enlarged photograph allowing the student to see the position and angle of individual stitches. Students may choose between stranded silk or stranded cotton threads and silk or cotton ground fabrics.
Project: Picture
Design area: 4 inches wide by 10 inches high
Color choices: Set color scheme of rose and green
Supplies used: Silk dupioni and/or muslin fabric, stranded silk or stranded cotton
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None – familiarity with outline stitch and satin stitch helpful
Timeline for course: 5 Lessons plus time to order supplies – approximately six months
Text price: $32
Estimated supply cost: Silk threads and silk fabric $45; Cotton threads and cotton fabric $15
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC 600

About teacher Kim Sanders: Kim Sanders is an EGA-certified teacher in Crewel and Surface Embroidery and a Master Craftsman in Surface Embroidery and Smocking. She has taught at national and regional seminars, guilds, and shops as well as ICC and GCC. Her designs have been published in Australian Smocking & Embroidery, I, and Inspirations. Take a look at her other courses: Fallen Leaves SamplerEnglish Smocking and Thank Goodness It’s Finished!

The cost of the class is $42.00.

Registration deadline is July 3, 2021.  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.

Cosmos by Kim Sanders
Group Correspondence Course Registration Form: 

$42.00 includes the $32.00 for the text and $10.00 postage.

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The registration deadline is July 3, 2021.

for mailing address or questions, please contact Kate Thomas



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