Online Courses

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Online Studio classes are a convenient way for students to take their embroidery to the next level. Studio classes take place on EGA’s website and in an environment where the student can read, review and download lessons, discuss with other students, and ask questions directly to the teacher on the discussion group for each class. Below you will find some FAQs, and two lists of classes. The first list has classes that are open for registration or with registration opening soon, and the second one is a list of classes that are currently running or were previously offered but are no longer open for registration.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Before you register

    What’s the online class experience like?
    Our online classes usually consist of two to six lessons posted to our website following a two-three month schedule. The length of each class will depend on the number of lessons and the time between each lesson. When a lesson is posted you will receive an email with a link to the lesson page where you can read, download and print the lesson. Once you register, you also receive access to the class discussion group where you can ask questions, receive guidance from your teacher and share your progress with other students.

    What will I need to provide for an online class?
    Most of our online classes have kit options available. More class specific information can be found in every class page

    How do I register for the class?
    If a class is open for registration you will see a button that reads Take This Course on that class’ page. If you are an EGA member, make sure you are logged in to the website when you register that way the class registration will be connected to your membership*. If you are not an EGA member yet, a membership will be added to your cart along with your class registration.

    *If you logged in and a membership was added to your order anyway, you can update your order by visiting your cart here and removing that additional membership.

    Are online courses refundable?
    EGA Online Studio courses and kit fees are non-refundable.

    After you register

    I just registered for an online class, what’s next?
    Once your registration for the class has been processed you will receive a welcome email with a letter from your teacher and important information about your class. Please save your welcome email, it will include quick links wto your class and class discussion group.

    When will my kit be shipped?
    If your class a has a kit and you registered for that option, your kit will be shipped directly from the teacher usually 1-2 weeks before the start of class.

    Where can I see my class?
    When you are logged in, you can see your class by clicking My Courses under Members Only.

    Where can I learn more about using the online class and discussion group?
    To help you take the best advantage of our online learning platform we have made available some instructions you can read here.

    When do I get access to the lessons?
    Lessons for the class will be posted following the schedule on the class page. In the meantime, you will receive access to the class discussion group where you can start getting to know your fellow students.

    Where will I see the lessons?
    Once lessons are posted, they can be found on the Course Content section at the bottom of your class page.

    What’s the best way to reach my teacher?
    Your teacher will answer all class questions in the class discussion group.

    For how long will my teacher be answering questions about the class?
    Teachers monitor, answer questions and interact with students on the discussion group from the day that the first lesson is posted to two weeks after the last lesson is posted.

    How do I get to the class discussion group?
    There will be a direct link to your class discussion group in your welcome email. A link to the class discussion group is available on the class page and on each of your lesson pages. Login to the website is required.

    How long will the discussion group be available for?
    The discussion group for your class will be available from the moment your registration is processed to two months after the last lesson for your class is posted.

    Technical issues

    I can’t access the class discussion group, a lesson or something else on the website?
    You will need to be logged in to the website in order to access your class discussion group, class lesson and other class-related, or member-related content. An easy way to know if you are logged in, is that you will see the word Profile on the top right corner of the screen. If you see the word Login, you will need to log in.

    I need assistance logging in to the website?
    If you have already tried the Forgot Your Password feature on the Login page and are still having trouble logging in, please Contact Us here.

  • EGA Skill Level Definitions

    Basic: No experience with the technique being taught is necessary.

    Intermediate: Knowledge of basic stitches, materials, and their use in the technique being taught is required.

    Advanced: Ability to execute simple and difficult stitches in the technique is required. The student should also have knowledge of color and design that will allow exploration and creativity.

    All levels: Class is suitable for all levels.

Open Registration or Coming Soon

These are the courses you can register for right now, along with those that have registration dates opening soon. For the courses coming soon, you have the option to sign up to receive a reminder when registration opens.

  • Online Class: Candy Cane Christmas Decoration with Emma Broughton
    Taught by Emma Broughton (view bio)

    Online Course, Coming soon

    In Candy Cane Christmas Decoration with Emma Broughton you will make a delightful 3D Felt and Goldwork candy cane Christmas decoration with stuffing to give it a realistic look. The techniques you will use to embroider the candy cane stripes include Pearl purl, Spangles, Chipping and Ladder stitch. Registration: August 3 - September 7, 2022. Class Schedule: November 2-16, 2022.

  • Online Class: Cyclamen with Merrilyn Heazlewood
    Taught by Merrilyn Heazlewood (view bio)

    Online Course, Open Registration

    In our upcoming online class Cyclamen with Merrilyn Heazlewood you will create a decorative tile adorned with bright silk ribbon Cyclamen on all four sides. Registration: May 4 - June 1, 2022. Class: August 3-24, 2022.

  • Online Class: Freestyle Hoop Embroidery with J. Marsha Michler
    Taught by J. Marsha Michler (view bio)

    Online Course, Coming soon

    Learn to doodle with stitches! Create a geometric design within a six-inch hoop using many different embroidery stitches. Create outlines- eight different outlining options are presented- and add rows of decorative stitches to them. Registration: July 6-August 3, 2022. Class: October 5-9, 2022

In Progress or Previously Offered

The classes below are either in progress or have been offered in the past and are no longer open for registration.

  • Online Class: Ahwahnee with Lorene Salt
    Taught by Lorene Salt (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online class Ahwahnee is teacher Lorene Salt's interpretation of the stained-glass windows found in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Registration: July 1 - 29 Class Schedule: September 2 - November 18 (New lessons posted every other week.

  • Online Class: Art of Petit Point on Silk Gauze with Natalia Frank
    Taught by Natalia Frank (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration, Previously Offered

    This class is intended to show basic methods and introduce the techniques of stitching on silk gauze and show its versatility. It is designed to help to learn about Petit Point, its stitches, techniques of stitching on silk gauze, starting and finishing the thread, needles, and threads, while working on a gorgeous flower project. Registration:  November 3 - December 1, 2021. Class Schedule: February 2- 16, 2022

  • Online Class: Basket of Gold with Carolyn Standing Webb
    Taught by Carolyn Standing Webb (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    On Basket of Gold, you will stitch nine different blackwork patterns with gold and three sizes of black silk thread.

  • Online Class: Beginning Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery with Judy Caruso
    Taught by Judy Borreson Caruso (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online course Beginning Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery features the creation of a Stitch Sampler using many beginner-level dimensional stitches, including Bullion and Cast-on Stitches. Registration ends: September 30, 2020

  • Online Class: Bejeweled Heart with Carol Lynn Stratton
    Taught by Carol Lynn Stratton (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Explore the basics of Blackwork embroidery with teacher Carol Lynn Stratton.

  • Online Class: Brian the Bee with Hazel Blomkamp
    Taught by Hazel Blomkamp (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class Brian the Bee with teacher Hazel Blomkamp is part surface embroidery, part beadwork. The honey bee is worked with surface embroidery, needle lace and needle weaving techniques embellished with three-dimensional beadwork flowers and leaves. The segments of the wings are filled with needle lace techniques worked as embroidery stitches using seven different stitches, with variations, all extensively covered and well described. Registration: Jan 6 - Feb 3, 2021 Class schedule: April 7-May 19, 2021

  • On Color and Design Refresher with teacher Dolores Andrew students will explore aspects of both color and design from several different angles.

  • Online Class: Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen
    Taught by Julie Carmen (view bio)

    Online Course, Previously Offered

    In Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen you will learn how to make your own unique patterns with the freedom of using the multitude of digital images available online. Lessons will include saving image, cropping, enlarging, and printing. Registration: November 3 - December 15, 2021. Class schedule: February 2, 2022 - March 30 of 2022.

  • Online Class: Crème de la Crème Box with Kurdy Biggs
    Taught by Kurdy Biggs (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    On Crème de la Crème Box with Kurdy Biggs you will work on an elegant design where you will explore a variety of stitches including Walneto, padded Mistake, Crescents and Sheaf. Registration: September 2-30, 2020 | Class schedule:  November 4- December 9 (New lesson posted weekly)

  • Online Class: Cunning Fox with Lizzy Pye
    Taught by Lizzy Pye (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Cunning Fox with teacher Lizzy Pye is designed to enhance your whitework skills with practice in a variety of techniques. Begin with pulled-thread work, using four different stitches in different parts of the design to give texture and depth to the image. Then, work counted satin stitch to give a raised texture, imitating the long fur on the fox’s chest. Registration dates: January 5-February 2, 2022. Class Schedule: April 6 - June 15, 2022.

  • Learn some of the basic principles of design as well as pitfalls to avoid, so that your ideas reflect a thoughtful and unified composition.

  • Online Class: Designing with Texture with Raven Fagelson
    Taught by Raven Fagelson (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    This class will teach you how to see and add texture into your work by designing a monochrome crewelwork based on 17th century examples. You will learn step by step, using stitches you already know. You will discover how to identify the texture of stitches, learn how to alter them to your liking, and then apply them to a design. Registration dates: August 4, 2021 - September 1, 2021. Class schedule:  November 3, 2021 - January 12, 2022.

  • Online Class: Dorset Button Needle Minder with Pat Olski
    Taught by Pat Olski (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online class the Dorset Button Needle Minder is a lovely and practical linen needle and thread holder that is an enjoyable and accessible project for stitchers of all levels. Class schedule: August  5-19

  • Online Class: Embroidered Quilt Block with J. Marsha Michler
    Taught by J. Marsha Michler (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online class Embroidered Quilt Block with teacher J. Marsha Michler covers patching and embroidering an 8-inch square quilt block and is intended as an introduction to the technique of using embroidery in quilt-making. Registration: June 3- July 1, 2020 | Class starts: August 26, 2020

  •   Registration for this course is closed. Fingertip Gloves is a study in dimensional wool appliqué, embroidery embellishment and glove construction. These fun fingertip gloves keep your hands warm while you still have the capability of using your fingertips for cell phones and tablets. The gloves are a smooth fit and feature a Velcro closed […]

  • Online Class: Geraniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood
    Taught by Merrilyn Heazlewood (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Our online class Geraniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood focuses on stitching bright, cheerful geraniums and it's a great option to use up some of your stash of threads! Registration: Oct. 7 - Nov. 4 | Class schedule: February 3-March 3, 2021

  • Learn the ins and outs of creating Fuchsia flowers, buds and leaves using 13mm silk ribbon with renown silk ribbon teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood. A video of Merrilyn creating silk ribbon Fuchsias is provided.

  • Online Class: Goldwork Bracelet with Cynthia Jackson
    Taught by Cynthia Jackson (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    In Goldwork Bracelet with teacher Cynthia Jackson you will create a lovely band bracelet from beginning to end. Registration: Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 2020 | Class schedule: Feb. 17 - Mar. 24, 2021. (New lesson posted weekly)

  • Online Class: Hardanger Trio with Kim Beamish
    Taught by Kim Beamish (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration, Previously Offered

    In our online class Hardanger Trio with Kim Beamish you will stitch a beautiful hardanger embroidery set including a box pin cushion, scissor fob, and needle book. Registration dates: Registration: March 2, 2022 - April 27, 2022.  Class schedule: June 1 - August 10, 2022.

  • Online Class: Hidden Trellises with Merrilyn Heazlewood
    Taught by Merrilyn Heazlewood (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Stitch a marvelous garden trellis in Hidden Trellises, a new online class with needlework teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood. Registration ends: September 30, 2020

  • Online Class: Hungarian Written Embroidery with Sarah Pedlow
    Taught by Sarah Pedlow (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration, Previously Offered

    In our upcoming online class Hungarian Written Embroidery with Sarah Pedlow you will learn írásos, a special style of Hungarian embroidery that dates back to the 1700s in Transylvania, Romania. Registration: September 1-October 6, 2021. Class schedule: December 1-15, 2021.

  • Online Class: Kimono Revisited with John Waddell
    Taught by John Waddell (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    The kimono framework on Kimono Revisited with teacher John Waddell is a great place to learn new stitches and ideas as it is a project with multiple areas of learning. Registration: Dec 2, 2020 - Jan 6, 2021 Class schedule: Monthly lessons March 3, 2021 - January 5, 2022  

  • Online Class: Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe with Celeste Chalasani
    Taught by Celeste Chalasani (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration, Previously Offered

    In this class, students first learn to transfer the design using the “tissue paper” method. Then we’ll explore introductory Stumpwork embroidery techniques as students pad with stitches and wrap beads to create berries. Finally, we’ll finish the embroidery into ornaments using festive velvet ribbon. Registration: April 6 - May 4, 2022..  Class schedule: July 6 - August 3, 2022.

  • Online Class: Lazy Summer Day with Judy Borreson Caruso
    Taught by Judy Borreson Caruso (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    A beginner-level surface embroidery design, Lazy Summer Day with Judy Borreson Caruso tempts you to smell the flowers and enjoy nature. Registration: July 7-August 4, 2021. Class schedule: October 6-20, 2021.

  • Online Course, Closed Registration

    ‘Maple Leaves’ with teacher Susan Hoekstra offers a chance for the needleworker to work with a variety of composite and specialty stitches in this well-paced class. Registration: October 6 - November 3, 2021. Class Schedule: January 5 - March 9, 2022.

  • Online Class: Mexican Tile with Margaret Bendig
    Taught by Margaret Bendig (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online course Mexican Tile was inspired by the colors in Talavera Tile found in Mexico, and can be worked in one of the suggested colorways, or with whatever you have at home.

  • Online Class: Passionate Pineapple with Sandie Cormaci-Boles
    Taught by Sandie Cormaci-Boles (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online class Passionate Pineapple with teacher Sandie Cormaci-Boles is filled with pulled thread techniques and tips along with some Colonial history.

  • Pathways is an elegant study in Metal Thread embroidery created by Margaret Kinsey. In this class you will create pathways that are bordered with flowers and seed-like effects by using soft wire purls, pearl purl and spangles to complete this wonderful piece.

  • Online Class: Queen Anne’s Lace with Katherine Diuguid
    Taught by Katherine Diuguid (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    This Queen Anne’s Lace design introduces students to the basic techniques of goldwork embroidery using a contemporary approach to traditional techniques. Worked on linen, it is part of Kat’s continuing “Weeds” series. Registration: February 2 - March 2, 2022. Class schedule: May 5-25, 2022.

  • Online Class: Red Clover with Katherine Diuguid
    Taught by Katherine Diuguid (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration, Previously Offered

    Incorporating variegated threads and stretched gilt wires with traditional embroidery and padding techniques gives this design a unique blend of traditional and non-traditional appeal. Registration: May 5-June 2, 2021 | Class schedule: August 4-25, 2021

  • Online Class: Rosette with Arlene Cohen
    Taught by Arlene Cohen (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration, Previously Offered

    Our online course Rosette is an exploration of what is typically thought of as “specialty stitches” within cross stitch world. What happens if these are the only stitches used? This is very typical on canvas, but here is an opportunity to explore the effect on linen. Registration: December 1, 2021 - January 5, 2022. Class schedule: March 2, 2022 - March 16 of 2022.

  • Online Class: Sashiko Sampler with Jacqui Clarkson
    Taught by Jacqui Clarkson (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Learn to master the techniques as well as delve into the history of Sashiko on our three-lesson workshop. Registration: June 2 - July 7, 2021 | Class schedule: September 1 - September 29, 2021

  • Online Class: Some Accumulation with Terri Bay
    Taught by Terri Bay (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    Some Accumulation is a snowy white Handanger Embroidery piece designed for the needleworker with just a bit of Hardanger experience. Registration: Feb 3 - March 3, 2021 | Class schedule: May 5 - June 16, 2021

  • On Strut Your Stuff you will learn everything you need to to enter exhibitions, juried events or competitions with your embroidered works of art.

  • Cross Stitch - - - you’re good at it. You love it. But you’re ready for the next step, that little “stretch” that will enable you to create even more beautiful projects. Have we got a class for you!

  • Online Class: The Stitcher’s Touch with Dawn Donnelly
    Taught by Dawn Donnelly (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our upcoming online course The Stitcher’s Touch with teacher Dawn Donnelly is all about experiencing different and new threads, and stitches while working on a sampler of sorts. Registration: August 5-September 2 | Class schedule: October 28 - January 6 (New lesson posted every 2 weeks)

  • Online Class: Vintage Log Cabin with Terry Dryden
    Taught by Terry Dryden (view bio)

    Previously Offered

    Our online class Vintage Log Cabin introduces the stitcher to the idea of interpreting a quilt design with needlework stitches to produce the vintage look of the original quilts.

  • Online Class: Winter Lights with Jennifer Riefenberg
    Taught by Jennifer Riefenberg (view bio)

    Online Course, Closed Registration

    The magical warmth of lights in the cold, snowy winter months glow in this peaceful and engaging design. A splendor of stitches and the palette of blues and purples are complemented by the fiery, orange and gold flames. Learn some new stitches or possibly, new adaptations on some known stitches plus, you get to try out mesh tubing as an embellishment to your piece. Registration: March 3 - April 7, 2021 | Class schedule: June 2- June 23, 2021