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 2019-20: Flowers, stitched using a variety of techniques

Learn a Stitch
Sept 14
Christmas ornament patterns
Sept 21 Christmas ornament patterns
Oct 5 Lorna - Hungarian Embroidery ; Handouts - Info, Patterns, Another Pattern
Oct 19
Theresa - Florentine or Bargello embroidery - Handout
Nov 2
Leola - "Canadian" smocking - Handout
Nov 16
Kim - Nanduti Lace from Paraguay - Handout
Dec 7 Jo - Interlaced stitch from Spanish and Italian needlework - Handout
Dec 14

CGNA Zoom Party

Jan 11, 2021 Beth - Islandic Stitches
Jan 18 Stitch & Chat
Feb 1 Anjali - India & Kantha
Feb 15 Stitch & Chat
Mar 1 Ros - pieces made by the Inuit and Indigenous people of Canada.
Mar 15 Stitch & Chat
Apr 5 Theresa - England and Bayeux Tapesteries
April 19 Stitch & Chat
May 3 Daphne - Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party"
May 17 Stitch & Chat
Jun 7 TBA
Jun 21  

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: May 10, 2021