• Is there a date for announcing the 2019 Gold Thread Award Winners? How is the announcement made? Thanks, Suzanne Blom

  • Dear Friends, this is my first time as president. I’m interested in anyone’s President Challenge that were successful and interesting to their members. Just a short description and what deadline was give would be helpful.
    Thank you and may we all keep stitching, Susan Baldassano

  • Hello! I’m still pretty new, so I don’t know if this is the place to ask such questions, but I’ll go ahead! For the most part, I am switching over to scroll frames since some of my work is larger than standard hoops and also to avoid hoop marks. That said, I have a piece that I’ve worked on with a hoop. I can’t get rid of the hoop marks now. It’s…[Read more]

    • There is a product called Amodex, available at Lowes, that will take out just about any stain. If you can get the stained circle wet without harming the design, apply the Amodex and rub in just a bit. A little goes a long way. Let sit (follow instructions on package). Carefully rinse off the area away from the design, and let dry. You may have…[Read more]

    • Lori Anne: Another way to minimize the risk of your wooden hoops marking your fabric is to bind the hoop – go to Mary Corbet’s article of 30 July 2009 (https://www.needlenthread.com/2009/07/tutorial-binding-embroidery-hoop.html) for her excellent, detailed, and illustrated “Tutorial: Binding an Embroidery Hoop.” Janet

    • Thank you! This is good information to know. I realize I should have been more clear in my question. It’s not a stain I am dealing with, but the remaining “indents” from the hoops! No matter how much a iron, they keep popping back out. Like a permanent hoop wrinkle. 🙂

    • Hi Janet, Thank you! I think I should be calling it a hoop wrinkle instead of a mark! It’s actually not a stain, but the raised area from the hoop that keeps coming back. I will check out Corbet’s article. I love her site. Maybe that will work. I iron, but it seems to pop right back. Maybe taking it to be professionally steamed/dry cleaned would work.

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

    Good morning, would love to receive notifications and postings in email, is that possible? Or another way? Or easier access?

    • Hi Linda, are you interested in being notified when somoene posts on the EGA Discussion Group? While in the group, at the top you will see Email Options that would let you update how often you can receive emails. https://egausa.org/groups/ega-usa/

  • judylane posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 1 week ago

    This pattern is 800 Needlework Purse by Primitive Hare. It is on 28 ct. linen. I loved doing this old time pattern. I used instant coffee to age the linen.

  • judylane posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 1 week ago

    This is Aumoniere: Medieval Pouch by Primitive Hare. This is completely done in cross stitch and is my first attempt at doing gold work. It is stitched on 30 ct. linen. I made the tassels, the draw strings, and backed it and lined it with brown silk.

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

    The deadline to submit your “outside of the box” original embroidery work for the Bobbie Pilling Award has been extended to June 15.

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  • Does anyone know where I can find the blackwork patterns designed by Jacqueline Winton ( Wind, Fire, Earth and Water) that she taught at the 1994 National seminal in Williamsburg, VA.?

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

    Fox Valley (Wisconsin) hosted Terry Bay’s Illusion Class. I completed my piece in just under two weeks. The technique is Ukrainian whitework. This piece was challenging, but Terry made it enjoyable and manageable. The piece was almost half done at the end of the two-day class.

  • sdirocco1 posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months ago

    Hi I am new member to EGA. I placed order for Lightning Round White on White Crazy Quilt. There was a supplies list to download which noted wait for text to start project. It’s been 10 days since I ordered and wondering if these are mailed to you or should I be looking for a download of instructions. Confused …

    • Hi Susan, I will send you a follow up email on this. Check your email shortly :). Thanks!

    • Thank you Courtney

    • Courtney I needed to wait one more day before inquiring confusion over. I received package from instructor in mail today. Thank you again for looking into my inquiry. Susan

    • You are going to love the white on white gcc i finished my piece its photo is on the ega web page, gallery of members work. I really think i will do another one! The yo yo flowers are fun to make, plus they work up fast.

  • Wendy Lynn posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I just participated in the EGA on-line course Glass House Fuschias with teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood. What a great way to learn from an international teacher from the comfort of home. And sharing the questions, excitement, frustration and successes of fellow students from across the country! Thanks for this wonderful online class experience.

  • Carol Meadows posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 months ago

    I love it that we have a regional seminar and I had a really great time in Dearborn this year. I am concerned that half of the classes for 2020 out of 14 are counted canvaswork.
    I\’m just not sure this is the right message. Is this the most important technique that the EGA and our region in particular, wants to promote?

    • Hi, Carol! Even though half the pieces are counted canvas, I was really happy to see that there is a crewel embroidery class, mixed media, stumpwork and ribbon embroidery. And, while I am NOT a beader, I do love the pansy necklace. The challenge that seminars have in offering classes is that attendees register for counted classes in large…[Read more]

      • Hello Carol, I’m the Faculty Chair for 2020. Wendy has given a very good view of the challenge to get a faculty together from the proposals we received. We tried to get a mix of techniques that would appeal to the most people. There is a lot of counted canvas but the classes break down into different focus from Bargello, to color and design, to…[Read more]

    • Carol, As the Seminar Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region, the subject is certainly on our minds each year as we select projects for our participants. Our challenge is that there are less and less embroidery” classes being presented to choose from each year, not to mention that those we do offer do not fill when we do offer them. Please…[Read more]

    • As a reformed counted person and as a past program chair for my guild I can relate. A starting point could be to get local chapters to introduce more surface and crewel embroidery as programs but that is challenging too. Participation was always greater when a project was a more “familiar” technique. Most of the petite projects are canvas or…[Read more]

    • I am up for trying virtually anything to break the barrier between canvas and linen! Even if it means using blackwork on linen and then filling in pieces of the design with
      gold thread! I’m thinking also that if the meetings, which are almost always full of business, could spare half and hour and just watch someone do some goldwork or
      a really…[Read more]

  • Rand Duren posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 months ago

    It’s time to renew your membership. Chapter members must renew directly through their chapter. Members-at-large can renew on the link below. Through your membership, EGA works to ensure that the techniques of hand embroidery are preserved and passed on to future generations. Plus you get to enjoy some great benefits, such as 60+ Petite Projects,…[Read more]

  • Wendy Lynn posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 months, 1 week ago

    Great Lakes Region just posted a PDF with its class offerings for Seminar 2020 in Appleton, Wisconsin (April 22-26, 2020). The link is here. Registration opens September 7, 2019.

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    • I’ve already picked out some classes! I’m excited to be planning a trip to Appleton – I’ll be able to visit Lawrence University and reminisce about college days….

  • Wendy Lynn posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Great Lakes Regional Seminar kicks off on Friday. I hopeI can first – timers and people outside GLR in person.

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