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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

Workshops

Fall 2017

Workshops are held at Centre Noël Legault, 245 Lakeshore Road, Pointe Claire, on Thursday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

REGISTRATION: Members can register for workshops at guild meetings or by contacting the Workshop Convenor ( 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). 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 workshop you register for and make sure you come prepared with what you need.

Registration for classes will begin on Thursday, September 7.

 


NAVAHO BEADED EARRINGS

September 14

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Make Navaho-style earrings on faux leather with coloured beads in the peyote stitch method. Bring your basic stitching kit, a 4” hoop and a threader if needed. The kit will include a piece of faux leather, small beads (variety of colours), beading needle and threads and gold attachment.

Level: All
Intensity:  Low Class Size 10
Class Fee:  $6 Kit Fee: $6 TOTAL FEE $12

DESIGN TRANSFER HOW-TO 

September 21 & 28  (9 am - 11 am)

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Transferring designs will not seem so mystifying after you attend this workshop where we will explore three different transfer techniques. In the first class students will get the chance to make their own pounce for a prick and pounce activity. In the second class, we will look at the window transfer method and iron-on transfer tools. Students will need to bring a fine-tipped gel pen and a 4” hoop.

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

SHADOW WORK

October 19

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Learn this delicate translucent embroidery technique to stitch your monogram on a white scarf. The kit will include the scarf (with traced initial) and instructions. Bring a 4” or 6” hoop, your favorite colour floss and a sharp needle (embroidery #10, crewel # 9, sharp #9).

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Level: All
Intensity:  Low Class Size 12
Class Fee:  $6 Kit Fee: $4 TOTAL FEE $10

CROSS STITCH SPOOL ORNAMENT

October 26

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In this workshop we will stitch cross-stitch designs on 18-count Aida fabric to decorate a wooden spool as an ornament. The kit includes spool, fabric, threads and a variety of patterns. Bring your basic embroidery kit, tapestry needle # 26 and magnifier if needed. The finished ornaments are intended to be contributions to the guild’s sale table at the Salon des artisans.

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

GILT BUTTERFLY PENDANT

November 16 & 23 (9 am - 11 am)

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Come along and learn how to make a shining butterfly pendant to wear with pride. Students will gain experience handling some of the delightful gold threads used in goldwork embroidery. Over two mornings we will explore Grecian Twist, Gilt Passing and Gilt Super Pearl Purl as well as their associated threads for couching. Students will learn couching, plunging, finishing off, trellis work and pistil stitch. This will be an opportunity to try out specialty tools such as awls, curved needles, and beeswax.

The kit will include fabric with design transferred and backed, a variety of gold threads, a needle, and a pendant. Students need to bring a 4” inch hoop, an awl/stiletto, and a small piece of beeswax.

Level:  Beginner
Intensity:  Low Class Size 9
Class Fee: $12 Kit Fee: 18 TOTAL FEE $30

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