Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Lorene Salt

This piece was inspired by the large stained glass windows in the Great Room of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.  This is my interpretation of one of those windows.  A colour palette of burgundy and blue was used, but students are encouraged to pick their own colour palettes. The piece is embellished with pearls.

Ahwahnee is a sampler of layered stitches, intricate borders, string art stitches such as 8-Point Star, Double Fan, Sprat's Head, Crescent Wave and Chilly Hollow designed to have you thinking outside the box.  This isn't your grandmother's needlepoint!

Size of Design Area:  8" x 10"Ahwahnee 1

Ground Fabric:  18-count mono canvas, cut 14" x 16"

Thread:  #5, #8 and #12 perle cotton, Very Velvet, Neon Rays+, Kreinik #8 and #12 braid

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Text:  The text is 57 pages and is available electronically or by mail.

Time:  6 Lessons (1 Lesson every 2 months for 12 months)

Supplies to purchase:  Approximately $80 - $100 depending on your choice of fibres

Fee:  2 options

Option A:  Electronic delivery $60.00 CAD - includes the $35.00 EAC registration fee

Option B:  Hard Copy $80 CAD - includes the $35.00 EAC registration fee and postage

Note:  No refunds once registration is complete.

This course is available to EAC members until September 15, 2019.

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 Ahwahnee 2

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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.