Mythical Myrtle


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 May 31, 2020.

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Explore the magnificent stitches of Casalguidi embroidery in our Group Correspondence Course 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

Teaching Fee:$30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text price: $35.00 Left-handed instructions are available on request
Supplies (approximate): $35.00, finishing supply cost approximately $30.00
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC® #927

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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.