Members Only




Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada


Winter-Spring 2018

Workshops are held at Centre Noël Legault, 245 Lakeshore Road, Pointe Claire, on Thursday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

REGISTRATION: Members can register for workshops at guild meetings or by contacting the Workshop Convenor ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Payment can be made by cash or cheque payable to the guild (LCSG). Fees will be refunded if a class is cancelled and under certain conditions if a member withdraws from a class (see Refund Policy in General Class Information).

As a courtesy to our teachers and your fellow students, please remember to read through the supply requirements for the workshop you register for and make sure you come prepared with what you need.

Registration for classes will begin on Monday, November 27.


We thought it would be fun to start a Notebook Project in our workshops. This notebook would be a handy way of collecting instructions on and samples of basic embroidery stitches and techniques. The format of the notebook is up to you. We will have samples of notebooks on display at the guild. You can also find many others on the internet. If you have already started a stitch notebook, please bring it in to share with others. Here is the first series of workshops kicking off our Notebook Project.



January 18 & 25


This workshop teaches basic interlaced stitches such as interlaced running stitch, Pekinese interlaced chain, interlaced herringbone, among others. Please see pages 33-35 in Embroidery Canada, Spring 2016 issue (Volume 43, #3). Fabric and threads will be provided from the guild stash. The kit includes fabric and threads, and instructions for those who do not have the EAC issue. Please bring your basic sewing kit and needles (tapestry, #24 or #26).

Level: Beginner
Intensity:  Low Class Size 12
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $1 TOTAL FEE $13


February 15 & 22


This beginner blackwork design features Santa Chiara, also known as Saint Clare of Assisi, patron saint of stitchers. Learn how to do basic blackwork stitches, follow a chart, and use filling patterns and compensating stitches. You will be able to see the design worked on both 14 and 18-count Aida fabric. When you register, please choose the count size you prefer: 14-count for beginners or 18-count for those with experience.

The kit will include Aida fabric, the design, a variety of filling patterns, and instructions. Please bring your basic sewing kit (including pencil and paper), tapestry needles size #24 and/or #26, and floss of your colour choice. Because of its historic context, this piece makes for an interesting addition to your embroidery notebook!

Level: Beginner
Intensity:  Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $5 TOTAL FEE: $17


March 15 & 22


Students will learn how to stitch six variations of the buttonhole - regular, closed, circle, knotted, up and down, and detached buttonhole. Two pieces of fabric will show three variations each in a circle shape to fit in a card. Bring a 5" or 6" embroidery hoop, scissors, crewel needles #6 or #7, pencil and notebook and straight pins.

The kit will include two pieces of cotton fabric, dressmakers’ carbon, DMC floss and perle cotton from the guild stash, two cards with 3" circle opening with envelopes, and information sheets. You can bring your own threads if you wish.

NOTE: photo shows sample of buttonhole stitches; it is not the design that will be taught in class.

Level: All
Intensity:  Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $3 TOTAL FEE: $15


March 29


This course teaches basic cross stitch and variations. A few examples are Long-Armed, Double Leviathan, Rice, Double Rice, Arrowhead, and Plaited. Please see pages 24-27 in Embroidery Canada, Summer 2015 issue (Volume 42, #4).

The kit includes fabric and threads from the guild stash and instructions for those who do not have the magazine. Please bring your basic sewing kit and needles (tapestry size 24 or 26).

Level:  Beginner
Intensity:  Low Class Size 12
Class Fee:  $6 Kit Fee: $1 TOTAL FEE $7


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