Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts Learn a Stitch


An interesting and challenging program is offered at each meeting. As a teaching guild, CGNA has initiated a program called "Learn a stitch" where a new stitch is taught in an informal group setting, enabling those who profess themselves "beginner" stitchers or stitchers new to a specific technique, to enhance their skills.

For Beginners:

"Embroidery 101" written by Mary Lou Wilson for beginners (includes Finishing)

"Little Book of Embroidery Basics" by Patricia Lufholm, Permian Basin Needle Arts Chapter, The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (A collection of hints, tips, tricks and other assorted tidbits to encourage and enable an embroiderer to learn, improve and enhance her/his skills)

Learn a Stitch Programme 2017-18: Drawn Thread Embroidery

Drawn Threads from 2012-13: Part 1 and Part 2



Learn a Stitch Programme for 2022-23: Small Projects of Various Techniques

8" pieces could be made into a book

Learn a Stitch
Sept 13

Review basics of embroidery; hoops, frames, needles . Members asked to talk about their favourtie/most useful sewing tool or tip

Sept 27

Boro - Beth A

Oct 11

All Day Workshop: Silk Ribbon Embroidery - Sally H

Oct 25

Schwalm - with Diane D & Eileen H

Nov 8

Schwalm continued - with Diane D & Eileen H

Nov 22
Sashiko - Beth A
Dec 13 Holiday luncheon: 50th/20th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 10, 2022 Pulled Thread Part I - Elizabeth V
Jan 24 Pulled Thread Part II - Elizabeth V
Feb 14 Canvas Work Part I - Beth A
Feb 28 Canvas Work Part II - Beth A
Mar 14 Crewel Part I - Beth A
Mar 28 Crewel Part II - Beth A
Apr 11

Book Cover letters/other ideas with Elizabeth

April 25 Silly Birds
May 9 All Day Workshop: Silk Fusion Part I - Beth A
May 23 Silk Fusion Part II - Beth A in afternoon
Jun 13 Annual General Meeting, activity to be announced
Jun 27 TBA

Learn a Stitch Programmes for previous years: click here

For Drawn Thread see Top of this page.


Member of the "Embroiderers’ Association of Canada"
Last modified by dhh: April 17, 2023