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 2023-24: TBA

Learn a Stitch
Sept 12
Introduction to LAS this year - Crazy Quilts - with BethA
Sept 26 First Stitches of Crazy Quilts - buttonhole stitch and variations - with BethA
Oct 10 Crazy Quilt stitch - herrigbone stitch and variations - with LynM
Oct 24
Gold Workshop with Lorna Rae
Nov 14
Gold Workshop continues with Lorna for half day
Nov 28
Make a Christmas/Holiday Decoration/Card with Katherine
Dec 12 Town Hall Meeting and Christmas luncheon
Jan 9, 2024 Crazy Quilts: one stitch with Diane R Cancelled till next time - bad weather- Zoom meeting
Jan 23 Crazy Quilts: one stitch with Diane R and Anjali S
Feb 13 Crazy Quilts:
Feb 27 Crazy Quilts: decorative motifs with Beth A
Mar 12 Hardanger: Klosters - with Diane D
Mar 26 Hardanger: eyelets - with Diane D
Apr 9 Hardanger: Blanket stitch - with Donna H (for beginners)
April 23 Workshop with Mary Lou Wilson - Hardanger cutting and filling stitches
May 14 Hardanger: chance to work on your piece
May 28 Hardanger: chance to work on your piece
Jun 11 End of year luncheon and guest speaker TBA
Jun 25 Stitch Day - maybe outdoors

Learn a Stitch Programmes for previous years: click here

For Drawn Thread see Top of this page.


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Last modified by dhh: March 25, 2024