• Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    When doing research, jump feet first down the rabbit hole and dig deeper if it doesn’t go far enough. Today I got my copy of Needle Arts and there it was, my rabbit hole for everyone to see.

  • Hi Rand. Can you tell me if I registered for this class to include the kit? I can’t recall. Thanks. Barbara Dierolf

  • Betsy Agey posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months ago

    I’ve been a member of EGA for 37 years and it’s time to down size some of my things. I have pictures and charts I would like to sell to someone who would appreciate them before my daughter throws them out. Does anyone have a suggestion how I might do this?

    • There are “destash” groups on both Reddit and Facebook where you can list things like that. Some folks post give-aways, and others post things to sell.

      There’s also Facebook Marketplace as well as eBay. Good luck!
      Susan

  • What is the “tissue paper transfer method?”

    • There are different ways to transfer a design when you are doing surface embroidery. Using a lightbox to draw directly on to your fabric is quick and works when you are using a light colored fabric but it has its drawbacks. The tissue paper method produces a much cleaner transfer than when you use a lightbox (which is especially useful when you…[Read more]

    • Ah! I thought that might be it. Similar to using disolvable Sulky for stuff you don’t want to wash!

      It’s similar to what I learned to do on dark or opaque fabrics. Transfer the design to muslin, baste it to the **back** of your fabric, and stitch away. Using the muslin adds an additional layer for stabilization. Many historic pieces are…[Read more]

  • I am a shameless Hussy.
    I gushed and gabbled like a goose on crack about the EGA, and now a friend has joined in Seattle Wa.

  • I’m a new Internationals member. I just received my info pack. A lovely surprise. Thank you. I’ve been a member of EG UK for many years until they reformed last year. I’ve never received anything from them. Looking forward to my first online class.

  • Thank you to the chapters who have posted the Ukranian embroidery. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I was a year old when Europe was invaded. When the war was over, I did not what peace meant. What you see on TV, I saw it,I lived it and experienced it. The only difference is the style of the clothing.
    I do not think that any one knows that the…[Read more]

    • I see a study in my future! (I ❤ rabbit holes) … what are the differences between those stitches and Klosterstitch and Bokhara couching? Inquiring minds and all that!

    • This has to be unimaginably hard for you to see it again. The Thing That Walks Like A Man is a raving lunatic and **MUST** be stopped!

      **hugs**

    • Thank you Susan–I will amplify the hugs and send them to Ukraine. Monique

    • Hello Susan–I am not a textile historian–I was a sound recordings archivist of Hispanic folk music and Indigenous, pueblos and tribes ,of the Southwest.
      I will try to answer your question. The conventional wisdom is that they are both the same under different names. They are of the couched family of stitches. The stitch you asked about is…[Read more]

    • Thanks! I wish I had known you’d replied!

  • Hello everyone, I’m a new MAL. I’m into crewelwork, however, I saw the English Summer design for the lightning round and had to sign up. It’s such a lovely design. Can’t wait to stitch it.

    • Diana, welcome! I’m so excited that you are into crewel. There s a crewel/surface embroidery affinity group that meets on zoom the second Sunday of every month on zoom. . If you would like an invitation to the meeting, please send an email to marketing@egausa.org. We are all levels of ability from beginner to certified teachers. I hope we’ll see…[Read more]

    • Hi Wendy! Thanks for the info. It would be nice to meet some fellow stitchers.

  • WOW!!! Tina, thank you, thank you.!!! This information is fantastic!!! I am an historical textile and history junky. Thanks again! Monique

  • Tina, what is Indian whitework? Printers!!! I am still waiting for my new one!!! Monique

    • Indian Whitework Embroidery is modernly called Chikankari, which is the name that the Persians gave the Indigenous peoples whitework embroidery. Would it surprise you to know that the whitework embroidery of India was known to Alexander the Great?, or the Romans and Egyptians? It was described by 3rd century BCE Greek Diplomat Megasthenes and…[Read more]

  • Question about the MC step 1 documents.

    So, Ive been cruising the MasterClass documents … mostly bibliography cruising. Looking for things I need to add to my “stash” and my bibliography.

    Seven of the documents were fabulous … ear steph, droolworthy pictures, and awesome bibliographies!

    I suspect, though, that there are **issues** with the…[Read more]

  • I was looking at the publications page. Would it be possible to add thumbnails for each of the projects?

    I mean, the odds are good that I’m going to want A The Things, but it would be nice to see what they are without having to download them first!

    Suz

  • Barbara Dierolf posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months ago

    I would love to take the goldwork class with Kay Stanis. It\’s a group class and wonder if any other members-at-large might have the same interest? I would be will to be the group coordinator if there are members interested. Please let me know.

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months ago

    In the interest of making someone laugh.
    I was Today old when I learned that all printers with scanners are automatically set to scan pictures or documents at 300 dpi. Up until that lesson, I thought that I was going to have to print all of my scanned drawings of stitch diagrams and Indian whitework combinations and have my beloved do the sizing…[Read more]

    • I actually didn’t know that. I just check because I automatically scan everything at 300dpi. That was how I learned that the Oxburgh Emblems stitched by Mary Queen of Scots and (iirc) Elizabeth Talbot are cross-stitched!

    • I actually didn’t know that. I just check because I automatically scan everything at 300dpi. That was how I learned that the Oxburgh Emblems stitched by Mary Queen of Scots and (iirc) Elizabeth Talbot are cross-stitched!

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months ago

    I really wish there was a scholarship for those going through the master craftsman of surface embroidery.

  • SueAnn Tippitt posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months ago

    Thanks for the information about simple irasos patterns. I’ll look forward to seeing them!

  • No, Tina–it is not just you. Worse –when is it going to stop?! Monique

    • I wish I knew when it’s going to stop. Getting the supplies I need for doing the different parts of the Master Craftsman of Surface Embroidery is going to be especially expensive and quite stressful.

    • I have been having similar problems for the Master Color program, trying to make do with what I have. Hang in there!!

    • I am not doing any program so for now it is wait it out and the word of the day is stash busting.

    • I am just glad that I had a goodly stash of silk ribbon and only needed to buy a few other sizes for the Silk Ribbon Embroidery of part 1.

    • there you go!! wise thinking. There is something to be said about planning ahead for emergency!

    • Yes, just before we moved to VA, I bought just about every kind of floss and bead I might possibly need, just on intuition it was better to do it immediately. And at our last Stash Sale, I bought everything I could possibly use in the next several years. Pandemic Hamster Kauf!!

    • Marla, the stash sale must have been a blast! A female writer said” you will do foolish things, but when you do, do them with enthusiasm”–maybe she was an embroiderer.
      Nothing foolish about having too much yarn. Enjoy yours. Monique

  • Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the prices for embroidery supplies going up, up and up because of the Pandemic and the Shipping crisis at the ports?

    • It’s been bad for the whole pandemic. What I found helps is to directly contact the owner of the online store or brick and mortar that you use, tell them the kinds of things you need, and they can help you get them, or at least give you info on what is the holdup and if prices will keep going up or down. Shipping times have been soooo long, too!…[Read more]

  • PATRICIA CRISP posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 5 months ago

    I have a question for anyone who can help. It\’s about the latest GCC course \”Hearts for You with Denise Harrington Pratt\”. We are to \”learn a variety of finishing techniques for use with counted thread work\”, but there is no mention of what type of finishing we will learn. I\’d like to know before I sign up.
    Thanks, Pat

    • The course outline is pretty comprehensive about what is taught, perhaps you hadn’t read it? Here is the course description of what is taught:
      This class begins with the pinkeep, the simplest of the set. The student will learn how to create a circular piece, and how to put the pinkeep together. The second piece is a needlebook and the finishing t…[Read more]

    • Pat
      The following information is from the Hearts for You text:

      Pinkeep
      Two methods of mounting onto Template Plastic. • How to make the edges of the pinkeep smooth and pleat free. • How to use Stitchery Tape and Fray-Stop and what makes these items a must for finishing. • What underlining is and why to use it. • How to make the pinkeep…[Read more]

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