May 2018

Remember that dues are now paid annually by May 1st as the membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.  Please use the coupon below to renew your membership as soon as possible.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
            "Treasure" - Workshop with Lynn Payette

'Treasure' by Lynne Payette

Join us for this day as we have fun with Lynn and her amazing ideas for embroidering.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

Location:  Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield, CT
Schedule for Saturday:
               10 AM to Noon                  Class
               Noon to 1 PM                     Show and Tell and short meeting
               1 PM to 3:30 PM                 Class

'Treasure', a pendant or pin, teaches the student unique techniques for working with different threads, sheer and metallic fabrics, nettings, handmade paper, and beads, as well as a fool-proof finishing method.

The student will finish 'Treasure' so that it can be used as either a pendant or pin.

Note:  Student will furnish their own neck chain, if desired.

Kit fee:  $60
Registration Deadline:  ASAP

A coupon is provided to register for this meetimg.

The following is Lynn’s welcome letter to class members:

  Welcome to the class “Treasure”.  You will need to bring the following supplies to class:
Stretcher bars - 5” x 5” and tacks to mount the Congress Cloth
Assorted needles – including: #22 chenille, #18 chenille, #22 tapestry, #8 or #7 crewel, and a beading needle
Invisible thread
Gluestick – not the blue or purple type (be sure to check this, as blue or purple gluestick will stain the fabric, and become permanent.)
Scissors – small, very sharp; and paper scissors (these should be small)
A few small bags to separate the threads (if you wish)
A few common pins
A “C” clamp or other method of securing your working frame to the table
Additional lighting and magnification, if desired
A pillowcase or other means of covering your work for transport
Note:  If you would like to make “Treasure” into a pendant, please bring along the chain that you will be using, so that you are able to create the correct size loops for the chain to go through.
I look forward to meeting you and teaching you “Treasure”.  I know that you will enjoy making it as much as I did.


Saturday, October 13th, 2018
            Class starting "Frozen Reflections" by Lorene Salt

'Frozen Reflections' by Lorene Salt

“Frozen Reflections” was inspired by an unpublished 1920 era Liberty Magazine cover designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  This design has us exploring the many faceted faces of ice.  I decided to experiment with a colour palette of teal, pale mauve, and soft shades of blue because I wanted to show the cool qualities of the icicles and the refraction of the sunlight shining through the ice bubbles.
Students will be provided with a blank canvas with the outline of the design drawn on to it.  Students will learn how to create texture by layering stitches as well as learning a variety of specialty stitches such as Double Fan, Rectangular Jessica, Tramé and Trellis, Diaper patterns and Laid fillings.  This piece is further embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls, bugle and seed beads.  This is an Intermediate level piece.
Threads used include DMC and Finca Perle Cottons, Kreinik #8 Braid, Planet Earth Silk Opal, Caron Impressions, DMC #5 Perle Cotton Variations, Vineyard Silk, Threadworx #8 Overdyed Kreinik Braid and Rainbow Gallery Fyre Works.

The patterns for this piece will be purchased by the chapter, and lessons 1 & 2 will be available at this meeting.  Kits are available for purchase and will include 18-count French Blue mono canvas.  You will need four 12” stretcher bars and the usual sewing supplies.

The December and February meetings will be devoted to continuing work on this piece with lessons 3 & 4 available in December and lessons 5 & 6 in February.  Questions relating to directions or techniques will be emailed to the teacher, and her advice will always be available to us.

Registration to work on this piece must be received by September 1st so that kits can be assembled and patterns ordered.  A coupon is provided to register for this project.

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"


Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"


FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
Tuesday, May 15th at 10 am at Thistle Needleworks
Tuesday, September 11th at Thistle Needleworks
Saturday, December 1st at Duncaster

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New England Region Stitching Get-Away
Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, 2018
Holiday Inn Springfield South -- Enfield, Connecticut

NER is proud to host Ellen Chester teaching “My Needle's Worke Sampler Huswif”, a traditional counted thread embroidery class.  All EGA members living in the New England Region are invited to join us for a fun-filled, educational week-end of stitching excitement.  The Holiday Inn Springfield South hotel is conveniently located at Exit 49 from I-91 in Enfield, Connecticut, just across the border from Massachusetts.

The Fine Print
EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable bequest from the estate of member Gay Phillips.  Each Region has received a grant from these monies.  NER is using these funds to pay all the teaching, travel, and classroom rental costs for this two-day workshop.  The student’s only expense is the $200 fee, which covers the kit and lunch both days.  There are three optional items which may be ordered at the time of registration as described on the next page.
Classes begin at 9:00 in the morning both days and end at 4:45 on Saturday afternoon and 3:15 on Sunday.  There will be a break for lunch, which will be served by the hotel.
Space in the class is limited.  Registration closes on July 1, 2018.  Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.
If you desire overnight accommodations, please contact the Holiday Inn directly.  Rooms at the hotel are available at the nightly rate of $99 (plus room tax).  This rate is guaranteed until August 10, 2018, after which the rooms will be released and you will be charged the going rate, which varies based on availability of rooms.  Your registration confirmation will include a clickable link that can be used to book your sleeping room at the group rate.  Alternatively, you may call the hotel at 860-741-2211 and mention “New England Embroiderers’ Guild” when making your reservation.

“My Needle's Worke Sampler Huswif” with Ellen Chester
                Cloth is my land so that I
                boldly stand
                Needle is my plow so I can
                skills endow
                Silk is my seed so I can name
                my deed
Ellen Chester’s inspiration for the project came from this lovely verse.  It was originally stitched in German in 1800 by Hanna Schottin, who lived in Pennsylvania.
This project can be made as a sampler and framed or it can be made into a huswif.  A "huswif" or "hussif" is a folded or rolled case for holding needlework supplies.  Women often carried a huswif in one of the large tie-on pockets worn under their skirts.  The embroidery is the same for both the sampler and the huswif.  The project also includes a coordinating needlebook case and scissors sheath.  All of these pieces can be assembled by hand.

Scissors Sheath by Ellen Chester     NeedlebookCase by Ellen Chester

  'My Needle Workes Sampler Huswif' by Ellen Chester

We will work on the needlebook case during class because it contains most of the specialty stitches used on the sampler.  Students not wanting to work on the needlebook case in class should bring a doodle cloth and threads.

Inside Of Huswif by Ellen Chester   Stitches Used
Algerian eye, alternating double backstitch, backstitch, barrier, Belgian cross, closed herringbone, cross, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion (traditional and reverse slant), double-sided Italian cross, four-sided, long-armed cross, Montenegrin, mosaic, nun's stitch, padded satin, Rhodes, rice, small plait, Smyrna cross, star, straight, tent, Williamsburg, and zigzag stitch.
Project Measurements
Sampler or Huswif:
    Stitch Count: 117 wide x 308 high
    Stitched Area Size: 6½" wide x 17-1/8" high
Needlebook Case:
    Stitch Count: 59 wide x 161 high
    Stitched Area Size: 3-3/8" wide x 9"high
Kit Contents
The kit includes charts and detailed directions for stitching and assembly, 36-count linen, silk embroidery threads, dupioni silk lining, three needles (tapestry, beading, and curved), mother of pearl heart-shaped thread rings, three mother of pearl beads, hand-dyed silk ribbon, and comic book board.

Optional Items
As shown in the photo of the inside of the Huswif above, Ellen is offering 3 accessories for your project:
     •    Blue flower threadwinder: $38
     •    Ruler: $30
     •    Flower and bird threadwinder: $38

If you would like any of these accessories, you must order them at the time of registration.

New England Region EGA Stitching Get-Away
Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, 2018

Please enroll me in the “My Needle's Worke Sampler Huswif” workshop with Ellen Chester.  The class cost is $200.00.  There is an option to purchase any or all of three accessories at the indicated price.
Name:                  ______________________________________________________
Address:              ______________________________________________________
Preferred Phone: ______________________________________________________
Email:                  ______________________________________________________
Choose All That Apply:

_____ Blue Flower Threadwinder
_____ Ruler
_____ Flower and bird threadwinder
The registration deadline is July 1, 2018.  Registrations will be processed in the order received.
Please send this form along with a check in the correct amount made payable to “NER EGA” to:
        Pat Timpanaro
        41 East Highland Avenue
        Melrose, MA 02176

The New England Region is hosting the EGA National Seminar from September 3 – 8, 2020!!

The seminar will be at the Sheraton Back Bay in Boston, a perfect setting for a great weekend.


CRVC Program Registration Form -- Class with Lynn Payette on June 2nd

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.

"Treasure" with Lynn Payette

________ Member's kit fee $60
________ Lunch ($8)

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Email address: __________________________________________________________________
Phone#: ________________________________________

CRVC Program Registration Form
Class starting Lorene Salt's "Frozen Reflections" on October 13th

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGADeadline for registration is September 1st.

Class starting Lorene Salt's "Frozen Reflections"

________ Member's kit fee $80
________ Lunch ($8)

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Email address: __________________________________________________________________
Phone#: ________________________________________

CRVC Program Registration Form
Class continuing Lorene Salt's "Frozen Reflections" on December 1st

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.

Class continuing Lorene Salt's "Frozen Reflections"

________ Lunch ($8)

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Email address: __________________________________________________________________
Phone#: ________________________________________

CRVC-EGA Membership

$57. Primary Membership
$15. Plural Membership (NER)
$18. Plural Membership (not NER)

For a membership card, please enclose a SASE.

Amt. Pd. ____________

Check #  ____________

Date Pd. ____________
    (keep as your receipt)


CRVC-EGA Membership and Address Change Form

The membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.  If you are joining after
September 1, please contact the membership chairman for prorated dues.

Mail your completed form to:  Suzanne Newton, CRVC-EGA Membership, 14 Madison Lane, West Simsbury, CT 06092.
Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.  Enclose SASE for membership card.

        __ Address Change
        __ CRVC Primary Membership ($57)
        __ Plural Membership, Primary Chapter in New England Region ($15)
        __ Plural Membership, Primary Chapter not in New England Region ($18)

Name:             ____________________________________________________

Address:        ____________________________________________________

City, ST,ZIP  ____________________________________________________

Phone:           _________________ Email:______________________________

Primary Chapter:   ________________________________________________

Membership No.  _______________________   Total Enclosed $___________