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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

Weekly Classes

Fall / Winter 2019-2020

Classes are held at Centre Noël Legault, 245 Lakeshore Road, Pointe Claire, on Thursday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 am, and Thursday afternoons, 1 - 3 pm, unless otherwise noted.

REGISTRATION:  Members can register for classes every Thursday morning from 11:30 to 12:00 and at the Monday evening meetings from 7 to 7:30 pm, or by contacting the Registrar at  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).

No registration is complete until the registrar receives full payment.   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 class you register for and make sure you come prepared with what you need. 

 Note:  Registration for fall classes will resume on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

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HARDANGER DIAMONDS with Lise Schofield

September 12, 26, October 10, 24, 31 and November 14, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Some of you may recognize this piece designed and taught by Marina Pastushenko in 2008. Marina has kindly given us permission to teach it again.

The design combines a variety of Hardanger stitches in a sampler style. Stitches will include kloster blocks, eyelets, wrapped and woven bars, as well as basic filling stitches such as picots, dove's eyes and spider webs. More advanced filling stitches will also be used in this piece including lacy spider web, divided branches with picots, rosette and Greek cross. Finishing will also be part of the class. This is an intermediate class. You should have some knowledge of Hardanger embroidery to the level that you already know how to cut and remove threads and weave bars.

You will need to bring an 11” Q-snap frame or a 4” hoop, very sharp pointed scissors and basting thread. Your kit will include instructions, fabric, thread and needles. Approximately 10 to 12 hours of homework will be required between the first and second classes but note that you will have two weeks to do this. Some additional homework may be required.



Level: Intermediate
Intensity: Medium Class Size: 12
Class Fee: $36 Kit Fee: $31 TOTAL FEE: $67

FELT PIN CUSHION with Diana Kelly

October 17 and 24, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


At the 2018 EAC seminar in Charlottetown, participants received materials and instructions to make this cute felt pin cushion that is divided into eight sections with a rose or daisy in each section. Diana has stitched a sample of both versions and will teach you how to do the bullion, lazy daisy, French knot and buttonhole stitches. You will then choose which design you want to use on your pin cushion. A decorative bead will be placed in the top centre with a button on the bottom.

Your kit will include felt, choice of floss, stuffing, beads and buttons, sewing thread and a straw needle for the bullions. Diana will bring her white marking pencil that you can borrow in class – perfect for marking on dark colours.

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit including scissors to cut felt, sharp needles (e.g. #7 crewel), pencil for tracing, straight pins and a small ruler. If you have decorative beads you would like to use or share, bring them to class.

NOTE: This class is full.


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


October 31, November 7 & 21, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


We welcome a new teacher at the guild whose work we have seen and admired at our show & tell mornings. Karen will be teaching a new version of Swedish weaving technique on waffle cotton. She has created an original design and finished it as a useful tote bag. In the first two classes you will learn how to stitch the design and in the third class you will use a sewing machine to put the bag together and attach the handles.

Homework will be required between the second and third classes so that you are ready to put the bag together. We will be looking for some members to bring a portable sewing machine to the third class. We would like to have one machine for every two or three students. When you register, please let Rolande know if you can bring one.

Your kit will include waffle cotton fabric, needle and threads in the colours shown as well as the material for the bag handles.

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit, as well as a ruler and pins.

Registration cut-off is October 10 to allow Karen time to get the supplies and put together the kits

NOTE: This class is full.

Level: All
Intensity: Low Class Size: 10
Class Fee: $18 Kit Fee: $15 TOTAL FEE: $33

CANVAS ORNAMENT with Carolyn Mitchell

November 28, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. & December 5, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.





Carolyn has selected two ornaments from her Sisters and Friends series for you to choose from in this canvas work class. If you are new to this technique, “Grace” is the easier one to stitch. More advanced students will have the choice of “Grace” or “Charity.”

We are trying a new format for this class: you will have a full day of stitching on November 28 to learn all of the stitches required for your ornament and to stitch most if not all of one side of the ornament. In the second class, you will learn how to assemble your ornament. These pieces are designed as double-sided ornaments with the same design on both sides, so if you want to do the assembly in the second class, you will likely have to do some stitching at home. If you only have time to stitch one side, Carolyn will bring fabric for you to use for the backing so that you can still go home with a finished ornament.

Your kit will include instructions for both ornaments and canvas and threads to complete the one of your choice. Each ornament has a Swarovski tear drop crystal and you will choose either pink or blue when you register (maximum 10 of each colour is available).

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit, including scissors. You will be stitching in hand, so no stretcher bars or hoops are required.

This class is open to all levels of stitchers with some experience in counted thread techniques.

Registration deadline is November 14.

Level: All
Intensity: Medium Class Size: 15
Class Fee: $18 Kit Fee: $19 TOTAL FEE: $37

ROSE EMBROIDERY TRANSFER with Marie-Thérèse Beauchamp

January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Here’s your chance to learn the technique that Marie-Thérèse uses to embellish the t-shirts you have seen her working on for her lucky grandchildren. She has designed this lovely rose that will be available in five different colour choices - pink, yellow, blue, purple or red. You will make your colour choice when you register for the class.

You will have the choice of stitching this project onto your own garment (e.g. t-shirt or blouse) or any other washable fabric of your choosing. You will learn how to apply the design to your chosen item using Sticky Solvy and Marie-Thérèse will teach you how to use long and short needle painting techniques to embroider the rose.

You will need a 5-inch hoop, scissors, a t-shirt, a blouse or any item or fabric that they want to embroider on. Remember to select something washable as you will need to wash the finished product at the end to remove the Solvy product. It is recommended that you pre-wash anything that might shrink.

Your kit will contain instructions, needle, a piece of Sticky Fabri-Solvy and the threads for your colour choice.

Registration deadline is December 12.


Level: All
Intensity: Low Class Size: 10
Class Fee: $24 Kit Fee: $9 TOTAL FEE: $33

FLIGHT FANTASY with Maureen Spira

January 9, 23,30, February 13, 27 and March 12, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


This class is an opportunity to work a project in three different techniques; bargello, pulled thread and blackwork. The first two sessions will include transferring the design to the fabric and selecting options for outlining the shapes and working the butterflies in the bargello technique. The final four sessions will include how to work the pulled thread portions, followed by capping the flowers with blackwork using variegated threads.

This project is based on a pattern from Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey. The cost of this pattern is included in the kit price. Supplementary notes, illustrations and instructions will be included in Maureen’s kit. All have been reviewed and approved by Elizabeth Almond. In addition to your usual basic sewing kit, you should bring the following items if you have them: water soluble tracing pen, pearl cotton #12 in white or ecru and DMC floss in the colours of your butterflies (one dark and one medium or light). For those who don’t have a stash of floss, Maureen will bring pearl cotton and DMC threads to class. If you don’t have a tracing pen, you will be able to borrow one in class. An 11” Q-snap is recommended rather than a hoop for this project.

Your kit will include a colour copy of the pattern, all notes, illustrations and instructions, metallic and variegated threads, tapestry 24 & 26 and chenille 24 & 26 needles, tracing paper and two pieces of 28-count Lugana fabric (one is for a doodle cloth). You will have a choice of white or pale blue fabric and will need to make your choice at registration. Note that the purchased pattern will also be provided to you as a PDF file in addition to the printed copy that you will receive in your kit. This pattern is priced in British pounds and an estimated cost of conversion has been included in your kit cost. It is possible that you will receive a small refund once the final order has been made.

This class is suitable for a beginner stitcher, preferably with some experience with counted thread techniques.

Registration deadline is December 5.

NOTE: This class is full. See Rolande to have your name added to the waiting list.


Level: Beginner (not novice)
Intensity: Low Class Size: 10
Class Fee: $36 Kit Fee: $27 TOTAL FEE: $63


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