Fallen Leaves Sampler – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through December 1st, 2021. Our GCC Lightning Rounds are four or five 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 Fallen Leaves Sampler below
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Continuing a rich tradition of wool embroidery that dates back to the Bayeux Tapestry, Fallen Leaves Sampler with teacher Kim Sanders teaches laid and filling stitches. Just as a quilter can introduce pattern within a motif by using patterned fabric, surface embroiderers can add pattern within pattern using these stitches.

Each leaf in Fallen Leaves Sampler features different filling and outline stitches. Stitches build in complexity from one leaf to the next. Stitch diagrams are broken down into steps making it easier for the student to follow the instructions while working on the leaves and to modify the stitches in their own work afterward. Tips are provided to ensure even spacing of stitches in a non-counted embroidery technique.

Students may stitch the provided monochromatic color scheme, or work a multicolored sampler with crewel wools from their stash.

Course information

Project: Framed piece
Size: 12″ x 12″
Fabric: Linen twill, 18″ x 18″
Threads: Appleton crewel wool, eleven skeins
Colors: Greens, or student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous experience in surface embroidery desirable
Time: Six months, six meetings
Text: $30, includes color copy of completed design and eight photos of details (included in Lightning Round registration)
Supplies (approximate): $35, or less if working from stash

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Learn more about Fallen Leaves Sampler with teacher Kim Sanders 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.