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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

Weekly Classes


Winter 2019

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. 


NAME TAGS

January 10, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

This is a free workshop open to all members to work on their nametags. Even if you have completed this little project on your own, come and spend the afternoon with the group of new members and, at the same time, get to know more about the workings of the guild.

Level: All
Intensity:  Low TOTAL FEE:  FREE

DRAWN THREAD SAMPLER with June Barry

January 17, 24, 31 and February 7,  21, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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This beginner class is designed to introduce the basic principles and fundamentals of drawn thread embroidery in the form of a band sampler. We will be using the course material purchased from EAC. Some other counted thread decorative stitching will be worked in the sampler. Note that homework will be required between the first and second classes.

The photo shown has additional decorative stitching at the top and you will have enough fabric to do this if you wish. The finished sampler as per the original design is approximate 4.5” x 10.5”.

Your kit will include 28-count linen, tapestry needle (#26) and all threads required to stitch the sampler. You will also be provided with a piece of 28-count linen to be used as a doodle cloth to practice three different techniques that you will learn for removing and securing the drawn threads.

Students will need to bring their basic embroidery kit, small sharp scissors, magnification and lighting if required.

Experience with counted thread embroidery on linen is recommended.

Level: Beginner
Intensity:  Medium Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $30 Kit Fee: $20 TOTAL FEE: $50

TAKING MY TIME with Natalie Dupuis

January 17, 24 and 31,  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  (note special start time)

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In this taster goldwork design for beginners, students will create a sweet little snail taking its time as it travels along with a fantastical steampunk twist.  The piece will cover couching of Pearl Purl, Rococco, and Passing, applying spangles, beads, and gears, sinking threads, and creating a section of grass with various specialty green metal and cotton threads.  Students will enjoy working on top-quality linen twill from Scotland as they play with the bling of goldwork materials and use their puzzle-making skills to piece together gears in the shell of the snail.  A fun introduction to an ancient technique.

This kit includes the following materials: natural linen twill, white cotton iron on interfacing, beeswax, needles (crewel size 10, chenille size 18 or 20 for plunging, curved fine beading), gold couching thread (polyester translucent) partial roll, Gutermann clear nylon thread 111, DMC green cotton skein, gold seed beads (package of 20), spangles, mixed sizes, green purls (various types), pot of steampunk watch parts, gilt fine rococo, gilt passing size 4 and gilt super pearl purl.

You will also need the following supplies: an 8” hoop twill tape or 9” x 9” stretcher bars, a pair of scissors that you can use for cutting metal, a pair of fine embroidery scissors, and a mellor or a pair of tweezers with a rounded end.

UPDATE: Two spaces remain. Registration has been extended to January 10.

 

Level: All
Intensity:  Medium (with homework
Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $18 Kit Fee: $80 TOTAL FEE: $98

KNOTTED FLOWER BUTTON with Thérèse Leblanc

February 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  

 
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This is the second class in our embellished button series. You will have the option to purchase a button kit in class as well as a stick-on, rare-earth magnet if you would like to make this into a magnet or needle minder. The magnets are $1 and the button kits are $4 (two options are available – three 1.5" buttons plus the device to make the button or four refill buttons if you already have the device from a previous class). 

This class will teach you how to make two popular and versatile stitches - French knots and colonial knots. You will then use these knots to create a flower that can be finished as a button or magnet, but you will surely find ways to use these knots on other embroideries. 

Your kit will contain instructions, needle, fabric and embroidery floss. You will have enough supplies to make two buttons.

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit, a 4" or 5"” hoop and small embroidery scissors.   

Level: All Intensity: Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee: $6 Kit Fee: $2 TOTAL FEE: $8

SILK RIBBON BUTTON with Pauline Lebrun

February 28, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


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The third class in our embellished button series. As in the previous classes, you will have the option to purchase a button kit in class as well as a stick-on, rare-earth magnet if you would like to make this into a magnet or needle minder. The magnets are $1 and the button kits are $4 (two options are available – three 1.5" buttons plus the device to make the button or four refill buttons if you already have the device from a previous class).

This class is a chance for you to learn a few simple ribbon embroidery stitches that you will use to make a small flower. These flowers will be the appropriate size to be finished as button or magnet but could be added to any other project that you choose.

Your kit will contain sewing thread, fabric, embroidery thread, silk ribbon and a #22 chenille needle. You will have enough supplies to make two buttons.

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit, a 4" or 5" hoop, and small embroidery scissors.

 

 

Level: All Intensity: Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee: $6 Kit Fee: $3 TOTAL FEE: $9

STRAWBERRY QUEEN BUTTON with Pam Benckhuysen

February 28, 1 - 3 p.m.

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Class four in our embellished button series. You will again have the option to purchase a button kit in class as well as a stick-on, rare-earth magnet if you would like to make this into a magnet or needle minder. The magnets are $1 and the button kits are $4 (two options are available – three 1.5" buttons plus the device to make the button or four refill buttons if you already have the device from a previous class).

Here’s your chance to learn and master the queen stitch with this cute little strawberry. You should have time to finish one button in class. Other options for further embellishing the strawberry will be discussed.

Your kit will contain fabric and embroidery floss. You will have enough supplies to make two buttons.

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit, a 4" or 5" hoop, small embroidery scissors and a #26 tapestry needle.

 

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

RINGS, PICOTS & CHAINS with Joanne Touchette

March 21 and 28, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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In this introduction to the technique of needle tatting, you will create lacy accessories by making knots and loops using a single cotton thread and a tatting needle.

You will learn how to make the required stitch, rings, chains, and picots and how to join, turn and tie. You will also learn how to read a diagram and a written pattern. 

Your kit will include instructions, threads, a tatting needle, a crochet hook and earring hooks to make the earrings pictured in the centre. You will just need to bring your scissors.

Note that registration will close on March 7.

Level: All Intensity: Low Class size: 8 
Class Fee: $12 Kit Fee: $8 TOTAL FEE: $20

 

 

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