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 for 2017-18: Drawn Thread Embroidery

Learn a Stitch
Sept 11
Intro to Drawn Thread by Theresa
Sept 18
Hem Stitch by Theresa
Oct 2 Variations on Hem Stitch by Debbie
Oct 16
Herringbone Stitch Tutorial by Fran
Nov 6
Nov 20
Removing Threads & Reweaving Tutorial by Fran
Dec 4 Christmas Luncheon
Dec 18 Edges and corners by Donna; Drawn Threads from 2012-13 season Part 1 and Part 2
Jan 15, 2018 Simple Spider Corners by Donna (Note: see also page 2 of Dec 18 handout for dove'e eye & 8-leg spider)
Jan 22 Cancelled due to weather
Feb 5 Leaving some horizontals and adding stitch detail by Diane
Feb 19 Between the bands by Theresa
Mar 5 Simple Interlacing & Knotting by Ros

Mar 19

Modified Coral Knots by Leona Sample & Sample Detail
Apr 2 Needle Weaving by Theresa Sampler
Apr 16 ***** All Day Workshop
May 7 ***** No Learn-a-Stitch - Card Making
June 4 Fancy Interlacing
June 18 Town Hall Meeting - Potluck Lunch - Special Afternoon Program

Learn a Stitch Programmes for previous years: click here


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Last modified by dhh: April 2, 2018