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Cleopatra's Cat
by Mary Long

Project Course

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canvas work formed into a bowl shape

Group Correspondence Course

Blackwork Smalls
by Maureen Spira

Project Course

by France Robert

Project Course


By Maureen Spira

These enticing little "Smalls" will lead you through the first steps of Blackwork.  Learn how a simple design shape grows and expands.  Worked in black or dark floss with metallic highlights on 25-count white or antique white Lugana.  When all the stitching is complete, detailed finishing instructions for each of the designs are provided.  Create a Pin Cannoli Roll, Scissor Keep, Scissor Fob, Needle Keep, and a Pouch to store the little smalls for safe keeping.  The stitches for this course are:  Double Running (Holbein), Straight, Straight Cross Stitch variation, and Buttonhole for finishing.  Optional stitches:  Ladder Stitch and Chain Stitch.

Ground Fabric:  25-count white or antique white Lugana, cut 10" x 55" (25 x 138 cm)Bwork Smalls 1

Thread:  DMC floss Black, DMC Diamant Gold or Kreinik #4 Braid, optional #12 Perle Cotton - Black or #712

Skill Level:  Beginner

Text:  The text is 38 pages, available electronically or mailed hardcopy 

Time:  3 months

Supplies to purchase:  Approximately $30 CAD for minimum supplies (a sewing machine is  an asset)

Fee:  2 options

Option A:  Electronic delivery $35 CAD (includes Registration Fee and text)

Option B:  Hardcopy $45 CAD (includes Registration Fee, text and postage)

Note:  No refunds once registration is complete.       This course is available to EAC members only

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