The Art of Teaching Embroidery with Kay Stanis and Carole Lake

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The Art of Teaching Embroidery

Become a better teacher!

Are you interested in becoming a better teacher? Do you have questions about developing classes, text, kits, or visual aids? Or do you have questions about the practical aspects of teaching, finances, contracts, time management or proposals? Then our Individual Correspondence Course The Art of Teaching Embroidery is for you.

You will be assigned one of six EGA certified teachers, who will help you with your questions and problems. Upon completion of this course, you should feel better qualified to tackle the certification process, if that is your goal, and you will have developed competencies to teach needlework more effectively at any level.

More about The Art of Teaching Embroidery

  • Class Details

    Time:12 months
    Class fee:
    Text fee:
    $13 Hard Copy
    Prerequisites: None
    Supplies (approximate): $100
    ICC Pin Thread Color: DMC #604

  • The Art of Teaching Embroidery Lessons

    Lesson 1. Developing a needlework class
    Lesson 2. Research and writing
    Lesson 3. Creativity
    Lesson 4. Presentation in the classroom – kits, lesson plans, instructions and visual aids
    Lesson 5. The practical side of teaching
    Lesson 6. Connections: publicity and proposals

  • About teachers Kay Stanis and Carole Lake

    Kay Stanis is an internationally known fiber artist, designer, Master Craftsman, and Certified and Graduate Certified Teacher of EGA and Kurenai Kai Traditional Japanese Embroidery.  She has been on the faculties of American Needlepoint Guild national seminars, Callaway School of Needlearts, Embroiderers Association of Canada, EGA national and regional seminars, Koala Conventions, South Australia Embroidery Conference, Embroidery 2000 (New Zealand), and many independent groups.

    Carole Lake, from Austin, Texas, is an EGA-certified teacher who specializes in manipulating common and uncommon threads and stitches to create textured effects, with a special interest in the effect and symbolism of color. Her award-winning work has been displayed in exhibits throughout the southwest. She has been actively teaching and designing since the 1980s. A native Texan and graduate of Rice University, her enthusiasm for the needlearts has translated into a strong desire to exchange ideas, explore techniques, and share the love of stitching. Now retired from teaching in person, Carole is fond of mentoring upcoming teachers and passing along all the tips and tricks she learned over the years.

  • 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.