Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Colleen Darling

This small band sampler features Drawn Thread embroidery in colour-on-colour bands acented by subtly coloured rows of counted thread stitches on 32-count linen.

You will learn how to set up a sampler prior to stitching. Ladder and serpentine hemstitching worked in two manners begin the bands of drawn thread work.

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By Colleen Darling

The basic course gives instructions in the fundamental principles of Pulled Thread embroidery, which is a style of counted thread work within the large class of Whitework. The embroidery is produced by distorting the ground fabric by the use of tension (pulling) on the embroidery thread in such a way to produce different patterns for a lacy effect. No ground fabrics threads are removed so it is a very hard-wearing form of embroidery.

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By Janice Routley

This sweet small pillow design introducing Schwalm can be used as a pin cushion or place beside your dresser mirror to store your beautiful brooches.  This gorgeous whitework technique is originally from the Schwalm River Valley in north central Germany and features stitches such as Coral Knots, Buttonhole, tiny chain, and filling stitches such as Marburg, Waffle and Rose.  This will make a great guild course.

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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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