By Connie Wilks; revised by Loletta Hale & Colleen Darling

This course introduces basic level information on five counted thread techniques: Cross stitch, Blackwork, Pulled Thread, Hardanger embroidery and Drawn Thread work. You will gain knowledge of the materials used in these techniques, learn the fundamental concepts and develop an appreciation of the traditional and contemporary uses through practice and research. Small projects with finishing methods in each technique are required.

Prerequisite: None.

Lessons: 6.

Time: 12 months.

Fee: $125 CAD, optional binder review on completion, $45. Please note, your binder must be submitted if you intend to pursue Intermediate, Advanced courses and the Teacher Certificate Programme.

Note: No refunds once registration is complete.

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photos compliments of Kim Beamish


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The Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC) is a national non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to have a fellowship of persons who enjoy needlework and wish to learn and share their knowledge; and thereby to work towards maintaining higher standards of design, colour and workmanship.

Our aim is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the Art of Embroidery through education and networking.

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