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Weekly Classes


Spring 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. 

Registration for new spring classes will begin at the evening meeting on Monday, March 25.


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.

Registration is now closed.

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

EMBELLISHED FABRIC CARDS with Diana Kelly

March 21, 1 - 3 p.m.

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If you are looking for something to stitch for your donation to the Salon des Artisans, then come to this class. Diana will have a supply of fabrics, threads and beads and will show you how a little embellishment on a piece of printed fabric will make a unique card. You will choose a card from several options available and then stitch something to fit in the opening. We will keep the cards and when you turn in your completed stitching, Eunice will put them together so that they can be sold at our September exhibition and at the Salon des Artisans in November.

 

Level: ALL Intensity: Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee: Free Kit Fee: $1 for the card
TOTAL FEE: $1

MISS DIOR with Pam Benckhuysen

March 28 & April 4, 18 and 25, 1 - 3 p.m.

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This course on whitework with colour is using a free design, “Miss Dior,” with the permission of designer Trish Burr. You will be guided through the various aspects of this technique to stitch this lovely flower. The colour range is white with shades of grey as the accent. Stitches include satin, padded satin, seed, split, stem, eyelets, long and short and couched fillings.

Your kit will contain instructions, needles, design transferred on the fabric, DMC floss and white DMC floche. You will need to bring your basic sewing kit, an 8” - 10” hoop or stretcher bars, small embroidery scissors. If you would like to practice your stitches before placing them on the final piece, bring some muslin or quilting cotton and a small hoop. Also bring magnification and lighting if you require it. Students will be expected to do some homework between classes (approx. two hours).

Class is full. 

Level: Adv. Beginner to Intermediate
Intensity: Medium Class Size: 12
Class Fee: $24 Kit Fee: $16 TOTAL FEE: $40

BUTTERFLY BUTTON with Marie-Thérèse Beauchamp

April 18 and 25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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This is the fourth class in our 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).

Thérèse has designed a lovely butterfly to introduce you to the technique of needle painting. If you have some basic surface embroidery skills, this class will teach you to use split stitch, satin stitch and the long and short stitch (the basic stitch for needle painting). What a wonderful way to celebrate spring!

Fabric and thread for this class will come from our library stash and you will have the choice of four different colour combinations for your butterfly. 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: Beginner Intensity: Low Class Size: 8
Class Fee: $12 Kit Fee: $1 TOTAL FEE: $13

LACING NEEDLEWORK FOR MOUNTING with Diana Kelly & Maureen Spira

May 2, 1 - 3 p.m.

 
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Come and learn a new skill that will save you money the next time you intend to have a piece of embroidery framed. Diana and Maureen will show you two different lacing methods to prepare your embroidery for mounting and framing. This will be a hands-on class where you will have the time to practice these methods for yourself.

Don’t worry if you don’t have something ready to mount. You will receive a free kit with practice size pieces of foam core, fabric and lacing thread. If you wish to lace your own finished piece of embroidery in this class, you will be asked to attend a 10-minute meeting at 11:30 a.m. on April 18 to learn how to measure the piece of foam core that you will need to bring with you.

Students will need to bring a package of glass-headed pins and a sharp needle – a chenille #24 is recommended.

Level: All Intensity: Low Class Size: 14
Class Fee: $0 Kit Fee: $0 TOTAL FEE: $0

EXPLORING THE EAC LIBRARY with Rolande Perrin

May 16, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

 
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Most of us are familiar with the books in our own guild library but have you ever wondered what’s available in EAC’s collection?

To encourage members to borrow its books, EAC is paying for shipping costs in both directions until August 31, 2019. Taking advantage of this offer, Rolande has been exploring EAC’s library collection and is looking forward to sharing some of her interesting finds with us. A selection of borrowed books will be presented. Rolande invites you to come and be inspired.

Sign up for one of the following time slots:

9:45 to 10:30

or

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Level: All Intensity: Low Class Size: 14
Class Fee: $0 Kit Fee: $0 TOTAL FEE: $0

KNOTTED FLOWER BUTTON with Thérèse Leblanc

May 23, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 
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This is the fifth 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

STITCHING ORNAMENTS USING YOUR STASH with Mary Dupuis

May 23, 1 - 3 p.m.

 
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Bring those bits of fabric and threads for which you have no plans, but just can’t bring yourself to throw away. This workshop will provide some ideas and samples of what you can do with them to make ornaments and other small things to contribute to our booth at the Salon des Artisans. Perhaps you have some ideas of your own to share! We’ll pool our knowledge and surely come up with some lovely items.

Bring your basic sewing kit and pencil and paper for notes.

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