Embroiderers' Guild of America, New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
December 2023
February 2024
April 2024
June 2024
October 2024
December 2024
Please join us!
Members and guests are always welcome.

Don't forget to bring your finished projects for Show and Tell, or show off what you are currently working on.

Need help on a project, bring it along.

Members, please wear your name tag!


  Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
          Zoom class with Wendy Moore
          "Kimono Imperial Ornament"

This delightfully sophisticated ornament finishes as a 4”x4” Mini-Kimono.  As an ornament, this kimono highlights a beautiful Bargello pattern in Imperial gold, red, and blue.  Using DMC Floche, Kreinik metallics, DMC & ThreadworX over-dyed floss, and a few beads, this kimono will make an impression.  You will explore how wonderfully the Bargello pattern fits into the kimono and stitch a unique variation of an octagonal Rhodes stitch.  The kit will include the canvas, all the threads and beads, instructions and photos.  Student will provide 8" stretcher bars (2 pair), laying tool, frame or frame weight, usual stitching supplies, and light and magnification if desired.

Class Schedule:  10 am to 1 pm via Zoom

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
          Zoom Class with Terri Bay
          "Earth Spiral"

Earth Spiral is a 4 ½" long Ukrainian Whitework spiral ornament.  Earth is a 12" long and one inch wide strip of diagonal rows of Ukrainian Whitework.  It is then wound into a spiral and joined using Ukrainian Insertion stitches.  It is worked on 28 count linen with two sizes of Cottage Garden thread pearl cotton.  Some of the stitches are pulled double cable, eyelet and mosaic.  This is a basic/intermediate level class.

A registration coupon is provided for this meeting.  The registration deadline is December 15, 2023.

Tentative Class Schedule:  10 am to 3 pm via Zoom

Saturday, April 6th, 2024       Annual Meeting and
          Group Correspondence Course –
          "Jacobean Fantasy" by Kay Stanis

We will have our Annual Meeting with the election of officers for 2024-2026 as well as starting our new Group Correspondence Course.  We also plan to have a "Project Swap".  Please bring any no-longer loved projects and we can swap with each other.  Any projects not selected will be used for the fundraising efforts for our chapter.

Techniques include working Battlement couching, Burden stitch, chipping and "S"ing.  Soft twist silks in solid and overdyes will be combined with braids, crimped purl, check purl, and pearl purl.  For dimensional effects we will work the detached elements separately on sheer fabric in the creation of this exquisite embroidery.  Students will be encouraged to use their own ideas in color and stitch interpretations.

Type of project:  Picture
Size:  6" x 7.75" design on 12" x 12" silk foundation
Skill Level:  Advanced
Technique:  Silk and Metal embroidery on fabric with detached elements
Length of Class:  Six lessons in 12 months
Supplies (approximate):  $80.00 for Materials, if provided directly by the teacher.
DMC Floss Number for tassel:  #807

A registration coupon is provided for this meeting.  Registration deadline is February 1, 2024.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

We will continue our Group Correspondence class, Jacobean Fantasy, or you can work on any piece of your choice.  We will have an in-person or Zoom option.

Saturday, October 5th, 2024

We will again continue our Group Correspondence class, and will have an additional piece to work on.

Saturday, December 7th, 2024

Class details are being finalized.


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