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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

Weekly Classes

Fall 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. 

 Note:  Registration for fall classes will resume on Thursday, September 5, 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.

Students 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.


Note: This class is full.

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

AUTUMN BOUQUET with Nicole Gélinas

September 12, 26, October 3 and 10, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


If you have wanted to try your hand at Brazilian embroidery, this little Autumn Bouquet is just the project for you. Using this free design from the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, you will learn several basic Brazilian embroidery stitches and how to work with rayon threads. If you have knowledge of basic surface embroidery stitches, you should be able to do this class.

The kit includes stitching instructions, fabric with the design transferred and a doodle cloth, threads, needles, and a threader.

Students will need to bring a blue water-erasable pencil, a 4” hoop and a pincushion with firm stuffing (Nicole recommends the ones that resemble a tomato). You will be using the pincushion to help with one of the stitches that you will learn in class, but you will not need it for the first class.

Registration for this class will close at the coffee party on September 5.

Level: Beginner
Intensity: Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee: $24 Kit Fee: $20 TOTAL FEE: $44

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.

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


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


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