The Individual Correspondence Courses offer stitchers a way to expand their skills, by learning a new technique or refining skills in a technique they already know. Courses can range from three to nine classes. There is frequent interaction with the teacher, as each lesson requires that the student submit a piece for evaluation. Here, we highlight stitchers who have completed an ICC.
This month, we congratulate Judith Brewer of Griffin, GA and member of our Dogwood Chapter. Here is her story.
Judith took the A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery class with Barbara M. Kershaw. She says “I took the class because I’ve always loved white on white embroidery. The timing was good because of staying home during the Pandemic. I was “sewing up a storm” during that time and decided it was a good time to learn something new.
The teacher, Barbara Kershaw, had very good instructions and I thought she was very helpful with her critique.”
Judith also took the Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis. One of the few good things to come from the pandemic was the time to work on skills: “I took this class because I had done some metal thread embroidery on my own and realized there had to be some “tricks” that would make it easier. I also took this class during the Pandemic shut down when I had a lot of time. I learned how to do a really good job “framing up” the projects. Kay Stanis, the instructor, had very good instructions and her evaluations were helpful.”
More about A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery
Our Individual Correspondence Course A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery introduces the student to the beautiful style of whitework from Germany known as Schwalm Embroidery.
More about Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
Our Individual Correspondence Course Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery is an in-depth study of the techniques of metal thread embroidery that will introduce the student to the shimmer of real gold and silver on fabric.
You too can expand your embroidery skills, by learning a new technique or refining skills in a technique you already know with one of our Individual Correspondence Courses. Our available ICCs are:
- A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery with Barbara M. Kershaw
- Crazy Quilting with J. Marsha Michler
- Design for Needlework with India Hayford
- English Smocking with Kim Sanders
- Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
- Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory with Carole Rinard
- Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
- Techniques for Canvas Embroidery with Diane Herrmann
- The Art of Teaching Embroidery with Kay Stanis and Carole Lake
Written by ICC Chair Helene Ossipov