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 2016-17: Canvas Work

Date
Learn a Stitch
Sept 12
General introduction to Canvas Work with Debbie; will use EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, page 33 for most of stitches this year, supplemented with stitches from other sources.
Sept 19

With Debbie:

  • Discussion of thread (Perle DMC #5) equivalent to 4 strands of floss
  • Chart of variegated DMC threads with corresponging solid color numbers
  • Starting & stopping; tent stitch

With Bethany: Colour - handout

With Irene: Charting her canvas - stitch over 6 threads, and under 6 threads

Oct 3 Blocks #7, the Zig-zag Satin Stitch, and #4, the Cross Stitch, with Kristeen
Oct 17
***All Guild workshop with Carolyn Barnett***
Nov 7
Trellis Cross Stitch with Mickie - Instructions (note page 2 should be rotated 90 degrees); sample 1 & sample 2
Nov 21
Cancelled due to weather
Dec 5 Block #10, Tied Oblong Cross with Irene. Irene's method vs magazine is shown here.
Dec 12 Town Hall Meeting, luncheon, talk - No Learn a Stitch - CANCELLED due to weather
2017
Jan 16 Ray Stitch or Shell Stitch with Lorna - to see stitch, visit http://needlepointteacher.com/stitches/q-r/ray/
Jan 30 Block #11, Milanese Stitch with Ros taken from EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, page 38
Feb 6 Block#3, Fern Stitch Variation with Diane taken from EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, page 36. Sample Fern Stitch. Plus the eyelet stitch was taught. Two suggestions for eyelet stitch: count 1 to centre, then 2, 3, 4, 5 etc; OR count 1 to centre, then 3, 5, 7, 9 etc
Feb 20 Block #5, Rhodes Squares with Jane taken from EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, page 36
Mar 6 Block #1 Smyrna Crosses over 3 threads, and #13 Smyrna Crosses over 2 threads & 4 threads with Debbie taken from EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, pages 34 and 38. Plus the Plaited Smyrna Cross. Handout. Sample stitches.
Mar 20 Block #14, Norwich Stitch with Anjali taken from EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, page 39
April 3 *** Guild workshop (stitching on felted piece) with Beth Abbott***
April 17 Scotch Stitch with Mary Lou. Block #6 is Reversed Scotch Stitch taken from EAC magazine Summer 2016 vol 44, Num 4, page 36. Also there is a Handout showing the basic Scotch Stitch along with several variations.
May 1 Pinwheel Stitch with Donna.
May 15 Overlapping Cross Stitch with Gabrielle. Here is a sample.
June 5 No Learn a Stitch
June 19 No Learn a Stitch

Learn a Stitch Programmes for previous years: click here

 

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Last modified by dhh: May 27, 2017