Techniques for Canvas Embroidery
An in-depth study of the various techniques used in canvas embroidery
Our Techniques for Canvas Embroidery Individual Correspondence Course is an in-depth study of various techniques used in canvas embroidery, with an eye to moving an advanced beginner toward excellence in a variety of techniques. Some of these will be skills needed to complete the Master Craftsman Program in canvas embroidery. EGA’s Master Craftsman Program in canvas embroidery seeks to “promote a stitcher’s growth and development as a skilled embroiderer.” As such, the program requires completion of a set of exercises that focus on the particular needlework technique of canvas embroidery. While not everyone taking this ICC will want to pursue the Master Craftsman certification, the skills required in this program will be useful for any canvas stitcher to learn and improve.
In this ICC, you will learn different skills and techniques by completing the work in each lesson. Each lesson focuses on a particular technique that you will practice, and the course culminates in a project that is provided or is of the student’s own choosing. The stitched samples in each lesson will be of a small enough dimension so that they can be completed within a reasonable length of time (2 months or less for each lesson).”
More about Techniques for Canvas Embroidery
Prerequisite: Familiarity with canvas embroidery stitches and ability to follow a chart
Skill Level: Intermediate through Intermediate Advanced
Time: Six to Twelve months
Class Fee: $175 (Fee is for course only. Text will be added based on the customer’s selection of text format)
Text Fee: 97 pages. $35 PDF Download; $85 Hard Copy.
Supplies: Estimated $100-$120
ICC Pin Thread Color: DMC #3811
Techniques for Canvas Embroidery Lessons
Lesson 1: Get the Basics Right
Lesson 2: Canvas Stitch Families
Lesson 3: Traditional Canvas Techniques: Canvas Appliqué
Lesson 4: Traditional Canvas Techniques: Color Relationships, Diaper Patterns and Florentine (Bargello) Patterns
Lesson 5: “Out of the Box” Canvas Techniques and Materials
Lesson 6: Final Project: Put it all together
About Teacher Diane Herrmann
Diane Herrmann is certified by the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) as a canvas embroidery teacher and is a Master Craftsman in Canvas embroidery. She has taught at national and regional seminars, guilds and shops and has received several prestigious awards and honors for her work. Diane strongly supports the integration of needleart/fiber art and mathematics and is a contributing author of Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics.
See what students are saying...
“I really wanted to learn proper techniques as I am self-taught. I now understand Continental stitch as never before. This course is a great snapshot of techniques one will need to master if one pursues Master Craftsman in Canvas – I learned appliqué, diaper pattern, and bargello, all needed for the MC program.” – Susan Mondabaugh, Student
“I enjoyed that I really had to think both about stitch selection and execution of the stitch. The class made me improve in both these areas and made me more confident in my decisions as I approach new projects.” Elin Gaynor, Student
More about our Individual Correspondence Courses
Visit our Individual Correspondence Courses page for Frequently Asked Questions and more information on how our ICCs work.
Note: Please read the Student Responsibilities on the ICC page before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.