English Summer – 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 English Summer below

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Do you want to improve your stitching? Then English Summer with teacher Cheryl Sharp is the correspondence 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
Text: $50 per student.  64 pages (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Approximate Cost of Supplies: $40. Students can share threads and beads with the exception of The Thread Gatherer-Silk ‘n Colors™
DMC Floss Number for Tassel: DMC 115 Variegated Red

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Learn more about English Summer and teacher Cheryl Sharp 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.