Individual Correspondence Courses

In-Depth Embroidery Study

Individual Correspondence Courses offer EGA members intense, personalized study under the supervision of teachers selected for their outstanding needlework skills and knowledge. The courses are in-depth study programs dealing with a wide range of embroidery techniques and disciplines at various skill levels. They are a perfect complement to workshop classes, group study courses, and lectures.

If you are self-motivated and like individual study, if you do not have easy access to a chapter, want to study a topic your chapter has not scheduled, or if you prefer to work at your own pace in the quiet of your home, these courses are designed for you. As more and more satisfied graduates share their enthusiasm for these courses with chapter members and friends, the popularity of the Individual Correspondence Courses continues to grow.

NOTE: Please read the Student Responsibilities before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selections carefully.

  • A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery with Barbara M. Kershaw
    Taught by Barbara M. Kershaw (view bio)

    ICC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Individual Correspondence Course A Basic Study of Schwalm Embroidery introduces the student to the beautiful style of whitework from Germany known as Schwalm Embroidery.

  • A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques with Celeste Chalasani
    Taught by Celeste Chalasani (view bio)

    ICC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Individual Correspondence Course A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in stumpwork.

  • Crazy Quilting with J. Marsha Michler
    Taught by J. Marsha Michler (view bio)

    ICC, Quilting

    Learn new skills in Victorian Crazy Quilting in this comprehensive Individual Correspondence Course that will bring you to a mastery level of this much-loved art and craft.

  • Design for Needlework with India Hayford
    Taught by India Hayford (view bio)

    ICC, Design

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Design for Needlework with India Hayford is for the technically adept embroiderer who wishes to create unique embroideries.

  • English Smocking with Kim Sanders
    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)

    ICC, Smocking

    On this Individual Correspondence Course, students will learn common smocking and accent stitches and master correct tension as they work a series of samplers.

  • Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
    Taught by Kay Stanis (view bio)

    ICC, Silk and Metal

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Introduction to Metal Thread Embroidery is an in-depth study of the techniques of metal thread embroidery that will introduce the student to the shimmer of real gold and silver on fabric.

  • Jacobean Crewel Embroidery with Carol Currier
    Taught by Carol Peao Currier (view bio)

    ICC, Surface Embroidery

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Jacobean Crewel Embroidery presents an example of a design typical of the Jacobean period, using motifs from historical sources.

  • Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory with Carole Rinard
    Taught by Carole Rinard (view bio)

    ICC, Color Theory

    From color wheels to how to use color in your own work, our Individual Correspondence Course, Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory is a comprehensive study of color.

  • Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery with Kay Stanis
    Taught by Kay Stanis (view bio)

    ICC, Silk and Metal

    Our Individual Correspondence Course Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery is an in-depth study of the various techniques of silk and metal thread embroidery.

  • The Art of Teaching Embroidery with Kay Stanis and Carole Lake
    Taught by Kay Stanis & Carole Lake (view bio)

    ICC, Teaching

    Are you interested in becoming a better teacher? Do you have questions about developing classes, text, kits, or visual aids? Or do you have questions about the practical aspects of teaching, finances, contracts, time management or proposals? Then our Individual Correspondence Course The Art of Teaching Embroidery is for you.