New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

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

2019 Group Correspondence Courses

Announcing the next Group Correspondence Course offered by NER :


New Group Correspondence Course-
Fallen Leaves Sampler by Kim Sanders
Registration Deadline: May 25, 2019

Fallen Leaves Surface Embroidery ClassContinuing a rich tradition of wool embroidery that dates back to the Bayeux Tapestry, Fallen Leaves Sampler teaches laid and filling stitches. Just as a quilter can introduce pattern within a motif by using patterned fabric, surface embroiderers can add pattern within pattern using these stitches.
Each leaf in Fallen Leaves Sampler features different filling and outline stitches. Stitches build in complexity from one leaf to the next. Stitch diagrams are broken down into steps making it easier for the student to follow the instructions while working on the leaves and to modify the stitches in their own work afterward. Tips are provided to ensure even spacing of stitches in a non-counted embroidery technique.
Students may stitch the provided monochromatic color scheme, or work a multicolored sampler with crewel wools from their stash.
Project: Framed piece
Size: 12″ x 12″
Fabric: Linen twill, 18″ x 18″
Threads: Appleton crewel wool, eleven skeins
Colors: Greens, or student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous experience in surface embroidery desirable
Time: Six months, six meetings
Text: $27, includes color copy of completed design and eight photos of details
Supplies (approximate): $35, or less if working from stash

Download supply list.

About 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 &
The cost of the class is $37.00, which includes the $27.00 text fee and the $10.00 postage fee. 
Registration deadline is May 25, 2018.  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.

Fallen Leaves Sampler    by Kim Sanders
Group Correspondence Course Registration form:




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The registration deadline is May 25. 2019.

Please send this form along with a check in the amount of $37.00 made payable to “NER EGA” to:

Kate Thomas, 17 Richmond Rd. Fitzwilliam NH 03447

Questions? Kate Thomas

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