Carolinas Region
2017 Group Correspondence Courses

Deadline for receipt of registration and check: March 20, 2017

The Carolinas Region will pay teaching fees ($175 per group) and certain postage costs associated with 3 correspondence courses which will begin March 2017. Participants will be responsible for the cost of the instruction booklet and their own supplies. There must be a minimum of five students (from Carolinas Region) and the maximum number of students is limited to 20, so enrollment is on a 'first-come, first-served basis.

Information about the courses is provided below. Fill out and ptint the registration form, by the deadline and send it, along with your check payable to Carolinas Region EGA (see registration form). ( Printable flyer).





Beginner's Hardanger

Teacher: Marion Scoular

Beginner's Hardanger, teacher Marion Scoular

Elegant and lace-like, Hardanger embroidery is easier to stitch than it appears. Worked in the hand, it is great to take on travels. The basic techniques are clearly explained, and the student has the option of stitching in a solid color or experimenting with Watercolours®.

Project: Cushion, tote bag or vest insert

Size: 8.75" x 8.75"

Fabric:14" x 14" 22-count cotton Hardanger

Threads: Pearl cotton #5 or Watercolours®, pearl cotton #8 and #12

Colors: Student's choice

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: Ability to read charts and count accurately

Text Fee: $33.50 per student; 44 pages

Supplies: (Approximate) $12.50

Time Period: Six months

Meadow Medley

Teacher: Luan Callery

Meadow Medley, Teacher Luan Callery

While wandering through a meadow, one might find wild roses, clover, Queen Anne's lace, wild asters and golden rod. Or, one might sit comfortably at home stitching her own medley.

DMC® floss on cotton broadcloth works well to bring these meadow flowers to life. The stitches and colors are planned to enhance the design with texture and dimension while honing your embroidery skills.

Diagrams and pictures appear throughout the text. Along with the cover photograph, there is an actual size photocopy of the piece detailing each stitch.

Stitches used include lazy daisy with a twist, split and satin stitch, outline, French knots, bullion knots and fly stitch. Long and short shading comes into play with the aster and wild rose. There are two types of padding and the tendrils add a touch of whimsy with the creation of finely twisted cord.

Project: Framed picture

Fabric: Suggested not to buy fabric before reading the text

Size: 5" x 8 1/2" stitched; inside frame measures 7" by 10 1/2"

Colors: Yellow, green, pink, lavender, blue, and brown

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: None

Text Fee: $35 per student; includes the felt, photograph, and actual size color copy of the stitched piece

Supplies: Approximately $15; EGA strongly suggests that materials not be ordered or purchased prior to the receipt of the text, so that options may be chosen and orders combined.

Time Period: Five months, five sessions

Maharajah's Elephant

Teacher: Mary Long

Maharajah's Elephant, teacher Mary Long

This glitzy elephant is a Maharajah’s fantasy creature. Perhaps it is a jeweled decoration in a wonderful palace. It could be a toy for the Maharajah’s son and heir. Or maybe a Maharajah really can have a brightly colored elephant with gold feet and tusks! Let your imagination loose when choosing your colors and threads. The decorative border is optional.

Although the primary goal of this project is to teach you the technique of canvas applique by attaching the ear to the elephant, you may complete the project by stitching the ear directly on the canvas ground fabric.

Stitches used include tent, rice, eyelet, swirl, alternating Scotch, mosaic, Rhodes, satin, and brick as well as several cross stitches including double, upright and Smyrna. The background is a bargello pattern.

Project: framed piece, standup or bag insert

Size of Design Area: 12 x 13 inches

Ground Fabric: 18 count mono canvas

Types of Threads Used: Kreinik 1/16 Ribbon, cord, #12 and #8 braid, Watercolours®, Needlepoint Inc. silk, and Rainbow Gallery Silk Lamé Braid and Patina®. The primary background thread for the blue elephant is DMC® perle coton #5, while the red elephant uses Vineyard Classic Silk.

Colors Used: Student’s choice.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Prerequisites: The student should be comfortable using compensation and reading stitch diagrams and charts.

Text Fee: $40.00 per student, 53 pages with color scans of stitched piece.

Supplies: approximately $105.00 for the blue model. The use of silk for the red model background increases this by approximately $10.00.

Time Period: Six months – One organizing and five working meetings.