Members Only




Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada


Spring 2018

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 Monday, February 26.


We thought it would be fun to start a Notebook Project in our workshops. This notebook would be a handy way of collecting instructions on and samples of basic embroidery stitches and techniques. The format of the notebook is up to you. We will have samples of notebooks on display at the guild. You can also find many others on the internet. If you have already started a stitch notebook, please bring it in to share with others.



March 15 & 22


Students will learn how to stitch six variations of the buttonhole - regular, closed, circle, knotted, up and down, and detached buttonhole. Two pieces of fabric will show three variations each in a circle shape to fit in a card. Bring a 5" or 6" embroidery hoop, scissors, crewel needles #6 or #7, pencil and notebook and straight pins.

The kit will include two pieces of cotton fabric, dressmakers’ carbon, DMC floss and perle cotton from the guild stash, two cards with 3" circle opening with envelopes, and information sheets. You can bring your own threads if you wish.

NOTE: photo shows sample of buttonhole stitches; it is not the design that will be taught in class.

Level: All
Intensity:  Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $3 TOTAL FEE: $15


March 29


This course teaches basic cross stitch and variations. A few examples are Long-Armed, Double Leviathan, Rice, Double Rice, Arrowhead, and Plaited. Please see pages 24-27 in Embroidery Canada, Summer 2015 issue (Volume 42, #4).

The kit includes fabric and threads from the guild stash and instructions for those who do not have the magazine. Please bring your basic sewing kit and needles (tapestry size 24 or 26).

Level:  Beginner
Intensity:  Low Class Size 12
Class Fee:  $6 Kit Fee: $1 TOTAL FEE $7


April 19


Normally when we cross stitch on even weave fabric we make our cross over two fabric threads. But sometimes you will come across a pattern that wants you to cross stitch over only one fabric thread. Often this is used to allow the designer to get more detail into the project. If you have tried to work with a pattern like this and been frustrated because your stitches seem to disappear behind the fabric threads then this workshop is for you. Come and learn the proper technique to ensure that all of your stitches stay in place. You will practice by stitching your initial on a piece of even weave fabric. At the end of the class Nicole will show you where to find a free pattern for a hummingbird that uses this technique to good effect.

Your kit will contain fabric, threads, needle, written instructions and a chart for your initial. If you have an alphabet that you would like to use, bring that with you to the class.

Level: All
Intensity:  Low Class Size: 12
Class Fee:  $6 Kit Fee: $3 TOTAL FEE: $9


May 17 & 24


Students will stitch a band of Assisi (Aida band with borders already finished in different colours). It could be used as a bookmark or integrated in a little project of your own or kept in your embroidery notebook. Knowledge of basic cross stitch is useful for this workshop. In addition, Holbein stitch, also known as double running stitch, will be used.

The kit includes the Aida band and black DMC floss. Please bring your basic sewing kit and needles, as well as your favourite bright colour of floss. Floss from the guild stash could also be used if needed.

Level: All
Intensity:  Low Class Size: 8
Class Fee:  $12 Kit Fee: $1 TOTAL FEE: $13


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