Cyberstitchers Class: Creating Needlework Maps with Catherine Jordan

Our CyberStitcher’s Chapter invites you to participate in their upcoming online class, Creating Needlework Maps with Catherine Jordan. You can visit her website to see the style of map you will design, but the subject matter will be up to you.

Registration begins on December 1st and runs for the whole month of December, the class begins on February 1, 2019.

If you are interested in joining our CyberStitcher’s chapter you can visit them at They offer several GCCs each year, several online classes and are a great option for those wanting to join an EGA Chapter but can’t because of their location.

Here’s more on Catherine Jordan’s Creating Needlework Maps class for CyberStitchers

Step into the exciting world of needlework map making as coloring effects along with counted and surface embroidery techniques are all combined to produce an original old style needlework map. Each map will be designed with all the fine details found in antique maps: Classic style lettering (including script and flourish), a compass rose, meridian lines, wind symbols, cartouche inserts framing details of the map maker and map, mermaids, sea serpents, whales and any other motifs which would characterize the geographical and historical aspects of your selected region. This class will introduce students to vintage and illusory coloring effects and palettes, layout options, and some of the key components of historically important and valuable needlework maps and pictures.

Join me in this unique opportunity to explore the process of creating your own original fully customized heirloom needlework map! This will be an online course that will provide everything you need to create the map of your choosing.

Upon enrollment, you will be e-mailed a student letter to guide you through your pre-work of researching information about your intended map and mailed the kit (optional). When class begins you will be emailed your booklet of directions and graphs.

Kit contents or materials needed: 18″ x 27″ Zweigart® Belfast linen 32 count Light Sand color, Cotton thread palette, Glazed thread (for lines of longitude and latitude), Jacquard® Textile paint set, Royal® paint brushes ½” and ¼”, Micron .01 pen, Tapestry needles in felt #28 and #26, Transparent graph paper, Palette/water cup

Everything is included in the kit and includes on-line access to receive design support, answer your questions, and guide you through the process of creating your map.

Chapter members – $120.00 ($130 for non members) Enrollment with Kit, student letter, direction booklet and graphs, and teaching fee

Chapter members – $55.00 ($65 for non members) Enrollment only (includes pdf: Student letter, direction booklet and graphs, and teaching fee)

Click here to Enroll

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