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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

Weekly Classes

Winter / Spring 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.

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.

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). 

 Note:  Registration for fall classes will resume on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

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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.


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.


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


February 6, 20, 27 and March 5, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


This small needle case combines a variety of stitches in a sampler style. Stitches include cross, satin, sheaf, Rhodes butterflies, couched satin, Smyrna crosses). The design features a bargello border and a small hardanger section which can be cut or not. Finishing will also be part of the class. The ground fabric is 32 ct Belfast linen. The instructions are detailed, written with the beginner (not novice) stitcher in mind. Some homework will be required between classes as the bargello border needs to be completed before continuing with the inside sections.

Your kit will include fabric, DMC threads and all finishing materials. You will need to supply #24 and #26 tapestry needles, scissors, a laying tool and either 8” x 10” stretcher bars or 6” inch Q-snap, as well as light and magnification if you require it. A clamp to mount your stitching to the table is required for the bargello border.

NOTE: This class is full.

Level: Beginner
Intensity: Medium Class Size: 10
Class Fee: $24 Kit Fee: $16 TOTAL FEE: $40

BUTTERFLY GIRL with Lise-Anne Caron

March 26 and April 9,  9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


With this class, we welcome a new teacher at our guild. We don’t see Lise-Anne often, so we are very happy that she has agreed to come and teach this lovely stumpwork butterfly fairy from Australian designer Taetia McEwen.

The detached wings are made of silk, embellished with French knots stitched with metallic threads and then attached to the body with thread. You will use colour pencils on the body and basic embroidery stitches for the rest of the design. Basic knowledge of backstitch, French knots and satin stitch is required.

NOTE: Approximately one hour of pre-work is required to transfer the pattern to the fabric before the first class. There will also be approximately two hours of homework between the first and second week of class. Also note that you will be in class both morning and afternoon each day.

Your kit will include the pattern as well as all required fabric and threads. You will receive the pattern and fabric the week prior to class to allow you to do the pre-work.

You will need to bring your basic sewing kit and a large hoop (14”), stretcher bars or roller frame as the piece is quite large. You will also need a blue or green gel pen and flesh-coloured Prismacolor style pencils. Lise-Anne will bring hers to class for you to borrow if you don’t have them.

Registration deadline is February 13 to allow Lise-Anne time to get the supplies and put together the kits.

Level: Intermediate
Intensity: Medium Class Size: 10
Class Fee: $24 Kit Fee: will not exceed $90

FELT PIN CUSHION with Diana Kelly

April 2 and 23, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


 This is an encore presentation of the class held this past October - back by popular request.

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

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