Explore crewel embroidery stitches in interesting combinations!
Our Group Correspondence Course Avondale is an exploration of a summer garden using basic crewel embroidery stitches in interesting combinations. Students may choose their own color palette from the Appleton Crewel Wool collection if they desire. Although beginner stitches and blocking techniques are reviewed, it is recommended that the student have some experience in crewel embroidery at a beginner level.
More about Avondale
Project: A picture or a pillow
Size: Embroidery is 9 1/2 inches tall by 7 inches wide
Color: Student’s choice
Skill Level: Advanced beginner, Intermediate
Prerequisites: Some experience in crewel embroidery at the beginner level is necessary
Time: 6-9 months, 6 meetings
Fee per group: $200
Text: $40 per student; 52 pages with color scans of stitched piece
Supplies: Approximately $80, Linen twill, Appleton Crewel Wool, needles, hoop
Download supply list.
About teacher Carol Currier
Carol Currier is certified by the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) as a surface embroidery teacher. She served on the national board of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) for eight years including as national President from 2007-2009. Carol is currently the EGA Chair of the Master Craftsman program in crewel embroidery. She was honored in the September 2018 Needle Arts as Designer Across America. Carol holds memberships in EGA, NAN, American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), and National Association of Needlework Teachers (NETA). She is a partner in a needlework shop in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
More about our Group Correspondence Courses and GCC Lightning Rounds
Visit our Group Correspondence Courses page for the registration form and for more information on how our GCCs work.
Our GCC Lightning Rounds are three or four of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to see which courses are available this quarter!
There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.