• I am in charge of our guild’s webpage and it was brought to my attention that the link is wrong on the Resources Map. Who do I contact to change the link?

  • Laura Smith posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I see 9 people on this list right now. Celebrate!

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

    Does anyone on this list know what’s going on with the next Through the Needle’s Eye exhibit? Students in the Strut Your Stuff class want to know the submission deadline.

    • The executive committee is discussing the format of the next TNE. As soon as the details are ready, we will get back to you on the deadline question. Sorry for the delay…

    • Marnie, thanks so much.

    • Hi. I just want to chime in here as a member of Starlight Stitchers, who hosted the TNE exhibit last year. It was an amazing experience for us, to see such incredible works up close and personal. We do see great examples at the State Fair, for instance, but embroidery exhibits are few and far between, at least in our neck of the woods. The TNE…[Read more]

    • I love hearing stories like this Helene! Thanks for sharing.

    • There will be a 22nd Through the Needle’s Eye Exhibit that will debut in 2021. Lots of details to work out still.

    • Celeste, do you hear the rounds of applause coming from this direction? Woooo! So, here’s some stitching motivation for all the talented folks in this class. Thank you for all you are doing as Director of Education, Celeste! It is much appreciated.

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

    Working on piper with tp roll. 14 count fabric. Last month learned to transfer pattern . I think this will be good group.

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

    Looking for the SAL project, Plaid Spider. It an older project, but is needed now. It is not in EGA Free Projects or Petite Projects.

  • When is the national Gold Thread Winner announced, the opening or the closing banquet of national seminar?

  • Is there a discussion group for the Elephant Lightening Round?

  • I brought this up at our Region board meeting in June and decided to throw it out here on the main discussion group. I would love to see a photo on each person’s profile. I don’t know about the rest of you but I need to be able to put faces with names. One RD suggested that we turn a meeting program into a photo taking session for our EGA…[Read more]

  • mhaley5 posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    My spirals drawn on the linen are backwards from the directions. Does anyone else have this problem?

  • Does anyone know what type of frame this is? I have googled brooch embroidery/needlepoint frame and I find people selling a finished product like the picture or plain wooden frames. I’m at a loss on what else this frame could be called or where to buy them.

    The picture was taken from the etsy page themagickcat

    • Hi Jessica – it looks like a brooch blank that has been filled with petit-point. Probably stitched in a small count silk gauze. Mary Corbet has articles on stitching on silk gauze. It’s usually taped into small mat board for stitching, using one strand of silk or cotton floss. I didn’t see any blank jewelry settings exactly like this, but if you…[Read more]

    • Jessica, maybe do your search for brooch blank under “findings.”

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

    • Hi Suzanne, the announcement was just posted on this month’s newsletter. You can also read it here and share it: https://egausa.org/2019-gold-thread-award-winners/

    • I submitted a nomination for one of our members in the Metropolitan Region. Since there are no winners for that region, I would like to talk to someone to confirm that my submission was received. Can you suggest someone I can contact. Thanks,

    • Dear Rand, my mistake. I see that Ellen Saines got the award for our region. Well deserved. Thanks

    • Hi Suzanne, yes, we had her on the list but misspelled the region’s acronym. We caught it pretty quickly, thanks for the heads up. Have a great day!

  • 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

    • We have had good participation with challenges of a “pincushion”, and one of “any project that included a doll”. We usually announce our challenge in January with a deadline of November.

    • Thank you, Marian. That helps knowing your deadline and types of challenges.
      May we both keep stitching, Susan

  • 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.…[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.

    • Lori I use a product by Clover called a Fabric Folding Pen, it works well on all types of fabric and is easy to use. I first used it to remove the fold lines of fabric I had store for more then 10 years and I have used it many times to remove those pesky hoop wrinkles. I hope this helps you.

    • Hey there! I’m just now seeing this: thank you for this tip! I did discover that if I allowed the fabric to completely cool after ironing before I touched it, that helped. So iron flat, walk away, make tea, and then and only then, even think about moving the fabric! 🙂 I’ll check out the clover pen as well.

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

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

  • judylane posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 5 months, 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 5 months, 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 5 months, 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 5 months, 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 6 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.

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