Daydreams – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through November 30, 2023. Our GCC Lightning Rounds are a selection of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to learn more.

More about Daydreams below

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Join Barbara Kershaw in Daydreams, a correspondence course focused on Schwalm embroidery, a beautiful form of German whitework embroidery traditionally worked on an off white evenweave linen with white thread. Techniques include some surface embroidery, drawn threadwork, pulled threadwork and hemstitching. The basic stitches used are coral knot, satin stitch, chain stitch, blanket stitch and four-sided stitch. The most commonly used motifs such as hearts, tulips and doves are outlined in coral knot and chain stitch before some of the threads are cut and withdrawn. The grid of remaining threads are then filled with a variety of pulled thread stitches to form lacy patterns. Needlelace circles are also an integral design element. Drawn thread hemstitching is often part of the overall design.

The design was created as a pillow but can easily be adapted as the centre of a table runner or doily. Alternatively the design can be framed.

English Summer Information

Type of project: Pillow
Size: The finished size is 19″ x 11″ (48cm x 28cm)
Skill level: Intermediate-Advanced
Prerequisites: A knowledge of drawn thread and needleweaving would be helpful
Length of class: 7 lessons in 8 months
Supplies used: Strathaven linen, 2 DMC® #16 Coton à Broder, 3 DMC® #20 Coton à Broder and 2 DMC® #25 Coton à Broder
Finishing supplies: Pillow fabric, Pillow form or bag of fiberfill
Text price: $45.00. Left-handed instructions available on request. (Included in price of Lightning Round)
Estimated supply cost: $50.00, finishing supply cost approximately $40.00
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC® #820

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Learn more about Daydreams and teacher Barbara Kershaw here.

Additional Notes:

Please visit the GCC: Lightning Rounds page to learn more about our Lightning Rounds before enrolling.

Lightning Round registration is a benefit of membership with EGA. Not a member? Simply register for this class and the membership will be automatically added to the cart for you.

Charges are higher for Canadian and International students to cover the additional shipping expenses.

There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.