Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Gloria Roch

This course introduces you to a type of three-dimensional surface embroidery using rayon threads, which was developed in Brazil in the 1960s. The project is worked in coloured rayon threads in a floral design suitable for framing as a picture or mounted for a wall hanging or as a cushion top.

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By Carolyn Mitchell

This is a teaching course for beginner students in Hardanger. It is expected that all the stitches in this course will be completed, including the two styles of finishing the table mat. It is recommended that you have some experience of working on cotton or linen fabric and have done any of the following techniques: counted cross stitch, counted thread work, or blackwork.

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By Carolyn Mitchell

This course is designed to take you beyond the beginner level of Hardanger embroidery by working on linen or an evenweave fabric other than Hardanger fabric, with a variety of threads in addition to perle cotton. Several complex stitches will be learned, and there is very strong encouragement for you to add elements from your personal research.

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By Deanna Bertelsen

This course encourages you to continue your study of Stumpwork by teaching skills at the intermediate level. It assumes knowledge of the basic skills.

In a design of poppy flowers, a bud, and leaves along with a chickadee and inchworm, detached elements of an increasing complexity are taught.

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By Janice Routley

This intermediate level course not only give instructions in various stitches, but encourages independent study of pulled thread stitches. Stitches given in the course are Hedebo Buttonhole Edge, Wave, Window, Reverse Wave, Waffle, Honeycomb, Satin, Faggot, Reverse Faggot, Cross, Greek Cross, Double Back, Ripple and Eyelet.

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By Carol Storie

This adorable canvas candy bowl with its abstract design is lots of fun to stitch. Bargello is combined with a variety of textured stitches worked on 18 count mono canvas. When all the stitching is complete, it is backed with fabric and made into a bowl to hold candies, jewellery or whatnot!

The stitches chosen are needlepoint stitches: bargello, crescent stitch and variations, Scotch, Norwich or waffle, smyrna cross, wheat stitch, triangle stitch and eyelets. Finishing instructions are included.

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By Catherine (Kit) Gates

This exciting sampler of Florentine stitches can be worked in your colour choice, on 18-count mono canvas.  When all the stitching is complete, this design can be made into a delightful rectangular shaped pillow; would make a lovely picture; insert it into a serving tray or use it for a front panel of a bag.

The techniques for this design are canvaswork and florentine stitches worked in unusual ways. The stitches chosen for this design include:  four-way florentine, Greek key, diagonal flint arrows, and adorable turtles, to name a few.

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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.