Promoting Excellence in Embroidery: Congratulations to 2 New Master Craftsmen in Beading

It is our pleasure to announce two new Master Craftsman completions effective May 2024. Barbara Ellis who is a member of our Neapolitan Chapter in Naples, Florida, and Lyn Klaman, member of our Windy City Chapter in Chicago, Illinois completed the Master Craftsman Program in Beading. We acknowledge and applaud their achievement in completing this program! Please enjoy their beautiful work below.– Catherine Jordan, MC Coordinator

Barbara Ellis – Garden Party Hat on a Stand – Master Craftsman in Beading Step 6
Lyn Klaman – Flower Bomb – Master Craftsman in Beading Step 6

EGA’s Master Craftsman Programs are designed to promote excellence in embroidery by providing the accomplished needleworker the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in specific needlework techniques.

Each program consists of a series of six projects or steps with very specific requirements designed to test technical ability in a particular technique. Completion of all six steps leads to a certificate designating the successful participant a Master Craftsman.

A high level of expertise in the technique of choice is required BEFORE entering one of the programs. Each program provides a challenging series of exercises designed to encourage application and expansion of the embroiderer’s knowledge, skill, and creativity. All directions and instructions must be followed carefully and specifically to master each step and progress in the program.

The Master Craftsman Program may be considered a competition, not against other stitchers, but against one’s own earlier efforts. All submissions are confidential. Learn more here!


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