Embroiderers' Guild of America, New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
June 2022
October 2022
December 2022
February 2023
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, June 4th, 2022
Saturday, June 11th, 2022
        Zoom Class with Wendy Moore

        "A Livelier Bargello Iris"
"This delightful bloom grows tall and proud on a fresh blue vintage canvas using Straw Silk, Silken Straw, Edmar Boucle` for the blossom, adding Caron Waterlilies for the leaves.  Over-dyed Perle cotton and floss fill out the frame.  As a design in Bargello and Laid Filling Stitches, it stitches up quickly in shades of lavender and purple in a multitude of values.  The background is left unstitched and the frame is simple Scotch couched long stitches, with unique corner and side motifs.  Watch as simple bargello stitches bring this iris to life!"

This class will be offered via Zoom on consecutive Saturdays for 3 hours on each day.  Because we are zooming for shorter time periods, these three hours will be mostly instruction with limited stitching.  The class is considered intermediate in level and is stitched on 18-count light blue vintage mono canvas.  The design size is 10 1/2" x 15 1/2".  The kit cost is $95 and includes the 16" x 20" line drawn canvas, threads to include straw silks, Waterlilies, and solid and over-dyed cotton floss and pearl cotton, instruction booklet and needles.

Students will need to provide:
            16" x 20" stretcher bars (one pair of each)
            tacks or staples
            laying tool
            usual stitching supplies
            light and magnification, if desired

Schedule for each day:
            10am to 1pm - Class with Wendy
                        (there may be a short break during this period)

                        Join the group during the ten minutes before the class.

*The deadline for signing up for this piece has passed, but Wendy may have an extra kit if you’d like to join the class.  Please contact Linda Berry at lindaberry343@gmail.com as soon as possible.

A coupon is provided for this meeting, depending on availability of kits.

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
        Christmas Tree Ornament

We will meet via Zoom to work on the Mini Tree Ornament described in the December 2021 issue of Needle Arts.  This ornament was designed by Mary Waldsmith, and the instructions begin on page 28.  Please make sure you locate and retain this issue for use at this meeting.  A piece of green canvas will be mailed in September to class participants, and the threads will be provided by you from your stash.

A coupon is provided for this meeting.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
        Snowman Ornament

This meeting will also meet via Zoom.  The Winter Snowman ornament that we will work on is in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Needlepoint Now.  If you have this issue, please save it for the directions.  If you need a copy of the magazine, we have them for your purchase.  For this class, we will supply the canvas in November and hope that you can find the threads needed in your supplies.

A coupon is provided for this meeting.

Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, March 4th, 2023
          Zoom Class with Celeste Chalasani
          "Tidal Treasures"

Tidal Treasures:  Some of my fondest memories are of walking along the beach picking up sea shells.  As the waves gently roll in, I search the sandy beach to see what treasure I might discover.  Each shell is a mystery, a question of what sea creature once inhabited it.  In this class, you will create your own tidal treasures: a starfish needle minder, a sea urchin pin cushion and scallop needle book.

Skill Level:  Advanced
Registration form will be in the September issue.


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