• Barbara Wood posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    I received the kit. No Vineyard Silk Shimmer S-5026. Have Threadworx Kreinik Taptestry #12 braid 91075. Is this a substitute?

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month ago

    I got very OCD for the past month and decided to write up a short history of Chikan work in India. Complete with hand drawn stitch diagrams. Why? There are NO books written after 1975 that have any information about Chikankari of Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India. None. Oh I’m absolutely certain of that. Because every ethnic embroidery book gives just…[Read more]

  • Thanks Rand!!!

  • Amy comment struck a tone with me! Me too, I have concerns about the Online class Rosette. What if, after the class is over and what if, if by mistake I erase the downloaded instruction ( I am ignorant about computer and printer)–is there a length of time after the class–say one or two months to be able to contact someone to retrieve the…[Read more]

    • Hi Monique, the PDF lessons for the class will be available for download for two months after the last lesson is posted. You should also have access to the videos for that time. The teacher will be answering questions in the class group throughout the class schedule and for two weeks after the last lesson is posted. You may contact the Online…[Read more]

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Issue:
    EGA Glossary of Terms: Page 9. Entry: Chikan Embroidery. There needs to be an update in the entry. There is No such thing as a PHUNDA KNOT. It’s called a Phanda Stitch and is made to resemble Millet seed. It is NOT a series of blanket stitches. It is made with straight stitches repeated in place to make a raised seed.

  • Where can we ask questions about an online class before signing up? I’m interested in the class “Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images.” I need to know more about the computer and printer requirements.

    1. Will the class be doable with a Mac computer? (I do have equivalent software to the Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint apps…[Read more]

    • Hi @Amy-kurtzman, yes you will be able to access the class content from a Mac and using any printer. The class documents will be available as PDFs and the videos will be accessible online from anywhere. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    • Thank you for the reply. I know I’m good using a Mac for the class content, PDFs, and discussion list.

      On the supplies list it says: “Technology: have computer access, printer to print image onto iron-on-transfer paper, and iron with ironing board to affix image onto fabric.”

      I have a laser printer that only prints in black. Will that work…[Read more]

  • Karen Ryan posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hi @ John Waddell, My colors pale in comparison to this beauty I saw in the Folk Art Museum the other day. But, I keep reminding myself this is about learning about color. It’s a journey. And I’m on it to the end. Happy December holidays to everyone.

  • Somewhere in the vast wasteland of my mind, I thought I saw where someone was using men\’s ties in their needlework. I have 63 ties that I would like to see go to use. If anyone is interested, please contact me. juliesurgi@gmail.com

    • I would love to make a skirt using your men’s ties. If that is a good enough reason to give them to me for that purpose, I would cover the postage. Thank you.

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Is anyone else looking at embroidery threads, ribbons and other notions prices and thinking “Oh My Gawds!”
    Three companies that used to manufacture and sell Silk Ribbon for embroidery are no longer in business and the only companies still doing so are in China and India. The quality is the same, but the dye lots are different and the prices have…[Read more]

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

    Tina, your work and your honesty as an artist is stunning!!! Medieval and modern–so well done!!1 Thank you for sharing. All the best in the future. Monique

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months, 1 week ago

    working from the judges words, I have fixed the bubbling of the leather and the balance issue. For more information please go to the link so that I don\’t hog data space on the website here. https://mvry1sca.wordpress.com/2021/10/23/adding-a-bit-of-balance-to-an-otherwise-finished-piece/

    • Tina, that’s so cool! I loved that you used the judge’s words and improved your already stunning piece. I like the pop of green with the new addition and reading about balance and your process on your blog was great!

  • You asked what is my current focus with hand embroidery?. It is Japanese Embroidery! However in the past I have done Canvas, Hardanger, Pulled Thread, and other types of hand embroidery.

  • Hi, Judy
    I sent you a RSVP that I would be attending tonight\’s zoom meeting. However, I never got an email telling me how to join. Please let me know how to join. Thanks. Tere Foley

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

    Well – so much for \”doing your own thing\”! First, the silk threads – I used them with a milliners needle and they seated more easily. Second – my design employed many straight lines and negative spaces –
    not a good use of Sashiko. However, I like my piece, inappropriate or not — lesson learned – fun anyway –

    • Hello Louise,
      I read your post–Sashiko, silk and negative spaces caught my attention. I took the Sashiko class but the first lesson, the designs, I realized that it was not what I wanted to stitch. My aim was to learn a bit about this type of embroidery to be able to use it for geometrical designs that have –medieval Spain–in a form of…[Read more]

  • Tina Comroe posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months, 1 week ago

    Up close pictures at different angles.

    • I loved seeing your piece on display in Chicago! We will be posting photos of it along with other pieces from the Golden Needle Awards and the Education Exhibit soon. Stay tuned!

  • Colcha addition references to my earlier comments. A wonderful booklet by Karen Schueler, a former member ( I believe) of the Sandia Mountains Chapter, NM, ” Colcha Embroidery Handbook” and another colcha book by Susan H. Ellis and published also by the Sandia Mountain Chapter,copyright in 1980 ” New Mexico colcha Embroidery. The copyright…[Read more]

  • The EGA newsletter was in my inbox this morning–I am always looking forward to it. I noted the info. about the Villanueva ( colcha?) Embroidery housed in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva,NM. I do colcha embroidery , I live in NM and visited the embroidery many times. It is worth a visit. That been said, it is not a colcha…[Read more]

  • I am going back to the Ambrosia Honey project. I am about ready for the beading. Did any decide NOT to do the beads–instead did a filling stitch?

  • Marty Anderson posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 7 months ago

    Hey Rand,
    What happened to our Kimono group?

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