Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Barbara Kershaw

Registration Dates:  September 1 to October 31, 2018      Online Lessons Start Date:  January 1, 2019

Registration is now closed.

Schwalm Embroidery is a beautiful form of Whitework Embroidery consisting of Surface Embroidery, Drawn Threadwork, Pulled Threadwork and Hemstitching.  We will embroider a cushion cover design including heart, tulip and circle motifs, Blanket Stitch scallops and Satin Stitch with filling stitches that include Coral Knot and Chain Stitch, Rose Stitch, King Stitch and Cording Stitch Bars, Eyelet variations, Ground Stitch and Needlelace circles.Daydreams 1

Size of Design Area:  11" x 19" (28 cm x 48 cm)

Ground Fabric:  Strathaven linen

Thread:  #16, #20 and #25 DMC Coton á Broder

Skill Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Text:  The text is 38 pages, available electronically (PDF) only

Time:  7 months (1 Lesson each month for 6 months and 1 month for extra assistance)

Supplies to purchase:  Approximately $60

Kit includes:  1 piece of Strathaven linen (22" x 27"  plus 1 practiceDaydreams 2 piece (10" x 12"); 3 skeins #16 DMC Coton á Broder; 1 skein #20 DMC Coton á Broder; 2 skeins #25 DMC Coton á Broder; #7 Embroidery needle; #24 Tapestry needle; Needle Nabber & Finger Dot

Student will supply:  Small sharp pointed scissors; thimble (if you use one); 4" (10 cm) or 5" (12.5 cm) hoop and an awl.  A light, magnifier and small white or light-coloured hand towel may be useful as well.

Fee:  4 options

Option A:  Electronic (PDF) delivery $70 CAD - includes Registration fee & text

Option B:  Electronic (PDF) and Kit (mailed within Canada) $140 CAD

Option C:  Electronic (PDF) and Kit (mailed to USA) $150 CADDaydreams 3

Option D:  Electronic (PDF) and Kit (mailed to Intl address) $165 CAD

This course is available to EAC members only.

Note:  No refunds once registration is complete.

Registration Dates:  September 1 to October 31, 2018

Online Lessons Start Date:  January 1, 2019

Complete a Course Registration Form (PDF); select the appropriate Fee Option if using PayPal

Registration is now closed.

Guidelines for Student Levels

Beginner students need guidance in reading stitch patterns or 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.