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 2018-19: Crewel Embroidery

Learn a Stitch
Sept 10

NOTE: All instructions are in the EAC Beginner Crewel Embroidery booklet provided at meetings

Sept 17

Transfer pattern to fabric; Stem, outline, split stitches and extra stitches by Ros

Oct 1

Buttonhole stitches – regular, wheel, and up & down and extra stitches by Ros

Oct 15

Chain – regular, whipped up and fishbone and extra stitches by Donna

Nov 5

Long & short and French Knots by Elizabeth

Nov 19

Satin stitch and extra stitches by Theresa

Dec 3 Fly stitch and extra stitches by Anjali
Dec 17 Christmas Party - Town Hall Meeting - Pot Luck Lunch
Jan 7

Whipped spider stitch - Ros

Jan 21 Woven spider stitch - Ros
Feb 4 Battlement couching - Ros
Feb 18 Bullion knots - Diane
Mar 4 Burden stitch - Theresa
Mar 18 Palestrina Knot Stitch - Lorna
Apr 1 Extra Stitches - detached buttonhole stitch - Diane -
Apr 15 "Tiny Treasures" - Ros
May 6

Finishing your Crewel Work - Lorna - cancelled;

SAQA Quilts with Bethany Garner

June 3 Workshop with Mary Lou Wilson
June 17 Pot Luck Luncheon - speaker TBA

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: May 8, 2019