Perfectly Counted Crosses


This course is currently available as a Lightning Round. GCC 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. Additional details below. Click here to learn about Lightning Rounds

This quarter’s classes are open for registration through December 1, 2020.

SKU: LR_PerfectlyCountedCrosses Category:


Teacher: Carolyn Standing Webb

Come join us in learning how to create a sampler that will dazzle those who see it with perfectly executed crossed stitches. All of us want to have pieces of needlework that we have created be admired by our friends without us explaining why the embroidery is not as good as they think it is. This course was designed for those who want to move their stitching from basic to the next level.

The course features about 30 pages of reference material with information about thread, fabric, needles, scissors, Assisi and more. You will create a notebook of sample stitches so that you can practice a variety of crossed stitches including cross over one, long arm cross, and alternating double backstitch. Five different marking crosses are explained so that you can learn to stitch them in your embroidery.

The final part of your journey is creating a sampler. It can be stitched in the colors and pattern given but you are encouraged to choose your own colors and make it uniquely your own. You will do this by changing the bands of the sampler. You can use some of those provided or bring some of your favorites from other samplers to add to your design.

Course information

Type of project: Notebook and Sampler
Size of sampler: Depends on the ground chosen, on 28 count design are approx.. 7 x 14 inches
Colors: Students choice of colors, guidance given to help choose
Supplies used: Linen and stranded cotton for sampler and paper for the notebook
Skill level: Beginner but all levels can benefit from the information
Prerequisites: None
Timeline: 6 months
Estimated supply cost: $30 for cotton threads, linen and paper

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