English Summer–Registration Ends 2/29/20


Lightning Rounds are three – four rotating courses that are offered quarterly for all EGA members to register for without a group.  This is particularly favorable for Members-At-Large and small EGA chapters that have difficulty filling a larger group in order to take a Group Correspondence Course. Course and text fees are non-refundable. Additional details below.

This quarter’s classes are open for registration through February 29, 2020.

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English Summer by Cheryl Sharp. Photo by Kent Arnold.Do you want to improve your stitching? Then our Group Correspondence Course English Summer with teacher Cheryl Sharp is the course for you! Perfect your skills while stitching a stunning interlaced heart featuring ripe strawberries and a Tudor rose.

This course provides a lesson on how to prepare the fabric, transfer designs, and set up an embroidery on stretcher bars. Learn how to use variegated hand-dyed threads and try silk, cotton, and metallic threads while stitching the basic surface stitches. Beads will add some sparkle to your embroidery.

In the lessons, you will learn a few simple steps that will improve the look of your embroidery and will become a part of your stitching repertoire!

“What a fun piece to stitch and a lot learned along the way!” – Donna L. Christie, Pilot Student

English Summer Information

Project: Framed picture
Technique: Surface embroidery
Size: Embroidery is 5½” wide and 6” tall
Color: Students may use the colors listed or choose their own color palette.
Supplies: A variety of silk, cotton and metallic threads on Kona Cotton.
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner & All Levels
Prerequisites: Basic surface stitching skills are recommended.
Time: 6 lesson in 6 months

Teaching Fee: $30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text: $50 per student. 64 pages (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Estimated Cost of Supplies: $50. If doing with a friend, students can share threads and beads with the exception of The Thread Gatherer-Silk ‘n Colors™

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About teacher Cheryl Sharp

Cheryl has been a member of the Washington DC Chapter of EGA since 1981. She took a wide variety of classes in her chapter, region and at National Seminars before focusing on surface embroidery. She particularly enjoys crewel embroidery and stumpwork, and she adds beads and metal threads to spice things up! She was chair of EGA’s 17th National Exhibit and has been a contributing editor of Needle Arts since 2008, writing the Design Across America series as well as project articles. In 2007, she co-authored A Sampler of Crewel Stitches after examining an embroidery from EGA’s collection.


Additional Notes:

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.

Please read the GCC page to learn more about our Lightning Rounds before enrolling. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.