Mythical Myrtle – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through May 31, 2024. 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.

To enroll in this course you need an EGA membership. You can join us as a Chapter Member or as a Member At-Large.

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Explore the magnificent stitches of Casalguidi embroidery in Mythical Myrtle with teacher Barbara Kershaw.

Casalguidi is a beautiful form of whitework named after the village of Casalguidi near Pistoia in Tuscany where it originated. Sometimes called linen-work, Casalguidi is a unique style of raised embroidery traditionally worked on a background of four-sided stitch.

Mythical Myrtle breaks from tradition a little in that she is not mounted on a background of four-sided stitch, although the four-sided stitch is incorporated into the design.

Mythical Myrtle has been worked on confederate gray linen but the student can use whatever color is preferred. Other stitches used in this project are continuous wrapping, bullion knots, detached buttonhole stitch and the raised stem stitch band called the Casalguidi stitch. Small tassels form the hinges for the design which has been finished as a triptych.

Mythical Myrtle Information

Type of project: Triptych
Size: The finished size is 7″ X 7″ (18cm x 18cm)
Skill level: Intermediate
Length of class: 6 lessons in 6 months
Text price: $35.00 Left-handed instructions are available on request. (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Supplies (approximate): $35.00, finishing supply cost approximately $30.00
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC® #927

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Learn more about Mythical Myrtle and teacher Barbara Kershaw clicking 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.