Promoting excellence in embroidery: Congratulations to 2 new Master Craftsmen in Canvas

Melita Glavin’s step 6 piece for Master Craftsman in Canvas.

It is our pleasure to announce two new Master Craftsman completions effective May 2023. Former EGA president Janet Noble who is a member of our Millwood Chapter in South Carolina, and Melita Glavin, member of our Brandywine Chapter in Philadelphia completed the Master Craftsman Program in Canvas. Janet has also completed the Master Craftsman in Counted Thread. We acknowledge and applaud their achievement in completing this program! – Catherine Jordan, MC Coordinator

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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