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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

Weekly Classes

Fall 2018 - 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. 



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October 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am


This class will give you a taste of Brazilian embroidery. You will learn to embroider a small floral design that will be finished as a covered button. Your kit will include fabric and threads to make two buttons. You will also receive a covered button kit that includes three 1-1/8 inch buttons. Just bring a 4-inch hoop and your basic sewing kit. If buttons aren't your thing, you could easily finish this as a needle minder by adding your own magnet.

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

SIMPLE EDGINGS with Nicole Gèlinas (Second class)

October 25 and November 15, 9:30 - 11:30 am



Do you have stitched pieces that you don’t want to frame but you don’t know how to finish the edges? If so, this is the perfect class for you. Come and learn how to do two simple edge stitches that you can use to finish your linen embroideries.

You will work on a piece of linen that will be finished as a bookmark. The long edges will be finished with a Scandinavian three-sided stitch and the short edges with a fringed hemstitch. There may be a small amount of homework between classes if you are not able to complete the preliminary step during the first class. Once your edges are finished, you can leave the bookmark blank or you can add your own personalized design in any technique that you like.

The kit will contain a 4”x12” piece of linen, threads and a tapestry needle. Bring your basic sewing kit including basting thread.


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

PULLED THREAD BISCORNU OR SAMPLER with Nicole Gélinas and Suzanne Petitclerc

October 18, 25, November 1, 8 and 22,  1:00 - 3:00 pm


This whitework project features 15 pulled-thread designs that will be worked on 28-count white linen and that can be finished as a biscornu or a sampler. We will focus on learning three or four pulled thread stitches in each class so that you can master each one successfully. Pre-work and homework will be required to prepare the squares for the pulled thread stitches. You will need to do a satin stitch and back stitch border for three or four of the 1.5” squares prior to each class, including the first class.

Your kit will contain a 14”x19” piece of linen and a needle. If you already have pearl cotton (#8 and #12, preferably white), you can use that. Optionally, you can request that threads be added to your kit at an additional cost of $6. Instructions for each pulled thread stitch used in this project will need to be downloaded and printed by each student.

You should have some experience reading patterns and have done some type of counted thread work to enroll in this class. Previous pulled thread experience is not required. If you are planning to do the biscornu, you can sign up for the finishing class that will be held immediately following this class.

A meeting will be held at 11:30 on Thursday, October 4 to explain the pre-work. Bring your copy of the instructions, basting thread and your pearl cotton if you are providing your own. You will receive the rest of your kit at this meeting.


Registration is closed.

Level: Beginner

Not suitable for Novice

Intensity: Medium Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $30 Kit Fee: $14 or $20(with threads
TOTAL FEE:  $44 or $50

FINISHING A 15-SIDED BISCORNU with Nicole Gélinas and Suzanne Petitclerc

November 29 and December 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Preference will be given to students registered in the pulled thread class, but this class is open to all who would like guidance on how to assemble a biscornu. For those who would like to do cross stitch, information on where to download a free pattern for 15 squares that you need for the biscornu will be given at time of registration. You will need to complete all of your stitching prior to the first class. Other options for finishing your 15-square project will also be discussed.

There is no kit for this class. Students will bring their own 15 stitched squares, threads, beads, etc.

Level: All
Intensity: Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $0

BATTENBURG LACE BEAR with Rosemary Sookman

November 22 and 29,  9:30 - 11:30 am


If you would like to try your hand at Battenberg lace, come and stitch this delightful ornament. Learn the basics of preparing the design, manipulating the Battenberg tape and embellishing the design with two different filling stitches. Further embellishment options for your finished bear will be shown but are not part of your kit.

The kit will include Battenberg tape, cotton backing fabric, mactac, #8 pearl cotton and a #26 tapestry needle.

Students will need to bring a 4” or 5” hoop, small embroidery scissors, fine-tip permanent marking pen (e.g. Pilot pen .01 or similar) and white or ecru sewing thread.

Level: Beginner
Intensity:  Medium Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $3 TOTAL FEE: $15


January 10, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


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


January 17, 24, 31 and February 7,  21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


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 am  (note special start time)


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.

Registration for this class will close on December 13.


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


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