English Summer with Cheryl Sharp

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Cheryl Sharp's English Summer
English Summer by Cheryl Sharp. Photo by Kent Arnold

Do you want to improve your stitching? Then our new Group Correspondence Course English Summer with teacher Cheryl Sharp is the course for you! Perfect your skills while stitching a stunning interlaced heart featuring ripe strawberries and a Tudor rose.

This course provides a lesson on how to prepare the fabric, transfer designs, and set up an embroidery on stretcher bars. Learn how to use variegated hand-dyed threads and try silk, cotton, and metallic threads while stitching the basic surface stitches. Beads will add some sparkle to your embroidery.

In the lessons, you will learn a few simple steps that will improve the look of your embroidery and will become a part of your stitching repertoire!

“What a fun piece to stitch and a lot learned along the way!” – Donna L. Christie, Pilot Student

English Summer Information


Project: Framed picture
Technique: Surface embroidery
Size: Embroidery is 5½” wide and 6” tall
Color: Students may use the colors listed or choose their own color palette.
Supplies: A variety of silk, cotton and metallic threads on Kona Cotton.
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner & All Levels
Prerequisites: Basic surface stitching skills are recommended.
Time: 6 lesson in 6 months
Text: $50 per student. 64 pages
Approximate Cost of Supplies: $40. Students can share threads and beads with the exception of The Thread Gatherer-Silk ‘n Colors™
DMC Floss Number for Tassel: DMC 115 Variegated Red

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About teacher Cheryl Sharp

Cheryl has been a member of the Washington DC Chapter of EGA since 1981. She took a wide variety of classes in her chapter, region and at National Seminars before focusing on surface embroidery. She particularly enjoys crewel embroidery and stumpwork, and she adds beads and metal threads to spice things up! She was chair of EGA’s 17th National Exhibit and has been a contributing editor of Needle Arts since 2008, writing the Design Across America series as well as project articles. In 2007, she co-authored A Sampler of Crewel Stitches after examining an embroidery from EGA’s collection.