Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Nicole Gélinas

Registration Dates:  May 1 to June 30, 2018          Online Lessons Start Date:  September 1, 2018

After a few years of following an online soutache jewellery class with Amee Sweet-McNamara, I made several pieces of soutacheEleganza Red jewellery.  From the beginning my inspiration was to combine the soutache technique with Brazilian embroidery.  This is the result of my experiments.  For this design, I have chosen a flower inspired by Rosalie Wakefield with a slight modification.  This lovely piece is available in five different colourways.  Note:  Online discussions are in both English and French.

Size of Design Area:  Pendant:  2" by 1¾"      Bracelet:  1¼" by 7¼" (can be adjusted to fit)

Ground Fabric:  White Trigger Cloth - 6" by 6"; Ultra-Suede - 4" by 4"; and three 1" circles of pre-cut TimTex interfacing

Thread:  Edmar threads - Lola and Iris; Nymo thread

Other Supplies:  Miyuki Beads, Crystals and Pearls - all of various sizes; magnetic clasp; jewellery bail; 'Crafter's Pick Fabric Glue' - which is not available in Canada

Skill Level:  Beginner for both Soutache and Brazilian Embroidery.  Some basic stitching knowledge is an asset.

Text:  The text is 14 pages with lots of photos, available electronically (PDF) only.  Instructions are also available in French.

Supplies to purchase:  Approximately $45Eleganza Lilac

Time:  3 months

Fee:  4 options

Option A:  Electronic (PDF) delivery $47 CAD - includes Registration Fee & text

Option B:  Electronic (PDF) and Optional Kit (mailed within Canada) $110 CAD

Option C:  Electronic (PDF) and Optional Kit (mailed to USA) $114 CAD

Option D:  Electronic (PDF) and Optional Kit (to International addresses) $146 CAD

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

Note the five different colourways available.

Registration Dates:  May 1 to June 30, 2018          Online Lessons Start Date:  September 1, 2018

Fee Options
Eleganza Purple

 Eleganza BlueEleganza PinkRed

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Guideline for Student Levels

Beginners are those who need guidance in reading stitch patterns or who are new to the technique.

Intermediate students understand stitch patterns but may need guidance; have taken this technique or similar one at the beginner or basic level; have a beginning understanding of colour and design.

Advanced students read charts and stitch diagrams with ease, have a good understanding of stitch technique; have good understanding of colour and design. Must have taken an intermediate level course in the technique. Must be able to work independently.