Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts Past 'Learn a Stitch'

 

Learn a Stitch Programmes for previous years:

02-03 (yr 1); 03-04 (yr 2); 04-05 (yr 3); 05-06 (yr 4);

06-07 (yr 5); 07-08 (yr 6); 11-12; 12-13; 14-15; 15-16; 16-17; 17-18; 18-19; 19-20;

 

2002-03 (year 1)

Embroidery Basics:
  • Variations on stitches
  • The ergonomics of needlework
  • Materials and equipment:
    • needles, laying tools and scissors
    • fabric and threads
    • hoops, frames and stands

2003-04(year 2)

Canvas Sampler
(Guild designed)

  • smyrna cross
  • checker stitch
  • half rhodes stitch with bugle bead variation
  • parisian stitch
  • double herringbone stitch
  • double cross stitch
  • sheaf stitch
  • long and short stitch
  • plait stitch
  • couching stitch
  • framed mosaic
  • double-tied oblong cross
  • victorian cross stitch
  • gobelin stitch
  • rhodes stitch
  • rice stitch
  • rococo stitch / queen stitch
  • algerian eye stitch / eyelet

2004-05 (year 3)

Counted Thread Sampler
(Guild designed)

  • counted cross stitch gate
  • lagartera
  • blackwork alphabet
  • drawn thread
  • satin stitch flower border
  • pulled thread - honeycomb stitch,
    whipped satin ribbing
  • three-sided italian cross stitch
  • needleweaving
  • hardanger
  • hemstitching

2005-06 (year 4)

Raised Embroidery:
Flora, Fauna and Flying Things



  • couched snail
  • padding with felt - berries
  • stumpwork dragon fly
  • stumpwork butterfly
  • turkey work - thistle, cat tails, etc.
  • wrapped beads
  • peapod
  • caterpillar
  • leaves and stems
  • flowers - bullion knots, coral knots, etc.
  • knotted garden


2006-07 (year 5)

Finishing techniques, edgings and insertions:

  • hand-rolled hem
  • blanket and buttonhole stitch and needlelace edge
  • hemstitching
  • four-sided and square-edging stitch
  • eskimo laced edge
  • faggoting or insertion stitches

Modern Trends

   

2007-08 (year 6)

Surface embroidery sampler using variations of basic stitches

   

Learn a Stitch Programme for 2011-12:

Date
Learn a Stitch
Embroidery 101
Lesson 1 (Oct 03):   Hoops, Frames, and Stands
Lesson 2 (Oct 17): Alternating Double Backstitch  
Lesson 3 (Nov 07): Cross Stitch & Variations Needles, Laying Tools, Threaders and Scissors
Lesson 4 (Nov 21): Feather Stitch & Variations  
Lesson 5 (Dec 05): Chain Stitch & Variations Fabrics
Lesson 6 (Jan 09): Rhodes Stitch

Threads
*Bonus: Thread Conversion Charts

Lesson 7 (Jan 23): Wheat Stitch and Variations  
Lesson 8 (Feb 06): Pekinese Stitch  
Lesson 9 (Feb 20): Norwich Stitch  
Lesson 10 (Mar 05): Lace Stitch Finishing
Lesson 11 (Mar 19): Fleur-de-Lis Crescent  
Lesson 12 (Apr 2): Bargello Hints and Tips
Lesson 13 (Apr 16): Sprat's Head and Variation  
Lesson 14 (May 7): Hardanger Motifs  
Lesson 15 (May 14): Sashiko  

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Learn a Stitch Programme for 2012-13:

This year we will be doing pulled thread white work. Beth Abbott has designed a lovely branch of maple leaves. The completed project also has three drawn thread borders. By the end of this learn-a-stitch programme, we will all be more proficient at pulled thread and drawn thread work. Eventually, there will be a two page picture of the maple leaves posted here that you can print and tape together.

Supply list was provided. (After meetings, click in table below for handouts.)

Linda Burke will be giving 4 lessons on "Embroidery for Beginners", if needed, beginning Oct 15.

Date
Learn a Stitch
Oct 1

Organizational meeting (Mary Lou W)
Buttonhole stitch

Oct 15 Four sided and three sided stitch (Elizabeth V)
Nov 5 Algerian Filling Stitch (Barb J) and Marburg or Mosquito Filling Stitch (Theresa L)
Nov 19 Workshop all day - no Learn a Stitch
Dec 3 Ringed Backstitch (Ann M)
2013  
Jan 7 Wave stitch, double wave stitch (Sally F)
Jan 21 Open trellis (Jocelyne E)
Feb 4 Punch stitch (Donna H)
Feb 18 Wrapping stitches (Jocelyn E)
Mar 4 Double Back Filling Stitches (Donna H)
Mar 18 Preparation for drawn thread work, hemstitch and cutting/drawing threads
Apr 8 Simple drawn thread borders
May 6 Herringbone border (Barb J)
June 3 Schwalm Embroidery (Ann M)
June 17 Finishing

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Learn a Stitch Programme for 2014-15: Blackwork Project

Date
Learn a Stitch
  Pattern Summaries: Part 1 (#1-19 and Borders 1-4); Part 2 (motifs )
Sept 8
Introduction to the blackwork project (Mary Lou W and Ros H)
Sept 15
Patterns 1 and 2 (Ros H)
Oct 6
Patterns 3 and 4 (Anjali S)
Oct 20
Patterns 5, 6, and 7 (Donna H)
Nov 3
Patterns 8 (Irene H)
Nov 17
Patterns 9, 10, 11 (Theresa L)
Dec 1
Pattern 12 (Theresa L)
2015 (Note that patterns below are not in order)
Jan 5 Patterns 13 and 14 (Lorna R)
Jan 19 Pattern 16, 17, 18, 19 (Anjali S)
Feb 2 Meeting cancelled due to weather
Feb 16 Motif Patterns 4 and 5 (Theresa L)
Mar 2 Border Patterns 1 and 2; 3 and 4 (Ros H)
Mar 16 Motif Patterns 1, 2, 3 (Barb J)
Apr 6 Pattern 15 (Ann M) sample pieces
Apr 20 Workshop - no Learn-a-stitch lesson
May 4 Motif Patterns 6 and 7 (Mickie B)
May 18 Victoria Day - No Meeting
June 1 Motif Patterns 8 and 9 ( )

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Learn a Stitch Programme for 2015-16: Fantasy Garden

Date
Learn a Stitch
Sept 14
Introduction to Fantasy Garden: Techniques and Variety of Stitches
Sept 21
Trees (Pat C)
Oct 5 Black-eyed Susan (Irene H)
Oct 19
Nov 2
***All Guild workshop with Caroline Mitchell ***
Nov 16
Spiderweb and spider (Ros H)
Nov 30 / Dec 7 Padded Mushroom Part 1 & 2 (Sally F) (handout for both parts)
2016
Jan 4 / Jan 18 Stumpwork - Pansy Part 1 & 2 (Lorna R) Pics: Pansy; All Steps ; Step 1 of 5; Steps 2 & 3 of 5; Step 4 of 5; Step 5 of 5
Feb 1 / 15 Dragonfly (Mickie B) ; Pattern for smaller wings than handout
Mar 7 Turkey work - Ghiordes Knot - Single Knot Tufting (Eileen H) Video
Mar 21 Silk Ribbon (Sally H)
April 4 Crewel work - Greenery: Leaves, Vines, Ferns, etc (Donna H)
April 18 ---- all day workshop with Carol Arsenault
May 2 Foxglove (Anjali S)
May 16 Sunflowers (Bethany G)
June 6 Hollyhocks (Elizabeth V)
June 20 AGM, Town Hall Meeting, Stash Sale (Dorothy F guest speaker)

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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 5,19 No Learn a Stitch

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Learn a Stitch Programme for 2017-18: Drawn Thread Embroidery

Learn a Stitch Programme for 2017-18: Drawn Thread Embroidery

Date
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
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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

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Learn a Stitch Programme for 2018-19: Crewel Embroidery

Date
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 Diane

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 - https://stitchfloral.blogspot.com/
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

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Learn a Stitch Programme for 2019-20: Flowers, stitched using a variety of techniques

Date
Learn a Stitch
Sept 9
Applique pansy by Ros
Sept 16
Assisi Rose by Beth M
Oct 7 Assisi Rose by Beth M
Oct 21
Bullion knot flowers: Lavender & sunflower by Diane
Nov 4
Shadow Work by Elizabeth
Nov 18
Blackwork by Beth M
Dec 2 Blackwork by Beth M
Dec 9

Christmas Party - Town Hall Meeting - Pot Luck Lunch and some surprises
Guest Speaker: Linda Hetherington - Her career of painting, quilting, embroidery and run hooking

Jan 6 Carnation Stitch by Kim
Jan 20 Stumpwork by Lorna
Feb 3 Stumpwork by Lorna
Feb 17 Mountmellick by Eileen
Mar 2 Mountmellick by Eileen
******** REMAINING MEETINGS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Mar 16 Silk Ribbon by Sally
Apr 6 One day Needlefelting workshop with Wendo "Grumpy Old Tree"
Apr 20 Silk Ribbon by Sally
May 4 Needle Lace by Theresa
June 1 Needle Lace by Theresa
June 15 Annual Business Meeting, Pot Luck, Afternoon program TBA

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Last modified by dhh: September 16, 2020