Reticello Needle Book – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through February 29, 2024. 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.

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

Important: This course is personalized! When placing your order please include in your order notes the Letter Template (A-Z) you would like to stitch. 

More about Reticello Needle Book below

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This course with teacher Jonalene Gutwein is the next step for the experienced drawn thread enthusiasts who wish to begin learning the technique of reticello. It incorporates the pulled 4-sided stitch, the cutting of threads in both directions, satin stitched edges, and needle weaving.

This GCC starts you in the direction of needle lace. Additional stitches used in this GCC are blanket stitched arcs with or without circle picots, creating blanket stitched initials, and many variations of arcs, bars, and combinations of these stitches.

This personalized GCC allows students to choose one initial. The GCC instructions will include your personalized template, the page of working instructions for the initial, as well as 18 pages of an in-depth appendix of instructions and figures for creating these embellishments. The embellishments may be interchanged in many areas, making your needle book unique. The 40 pages before the Appendix have step-by-step instructions to work the needle book for your embellishments.

The finishing of the needle book is a “picot” edge, again with step- by-step instruction and figures. There also is a template with your figure for stretching it back into shape.

Prerequisite for this GCC is a working knowledge of either Hardanger or drawn thread.

Important: This course is personalized! When placing your order please include in your order notes the Letter Template (A-Z) you would like to stitch. 

Course information

Project: Needle Book
Size of piece: 4” x4” closed and 4” x 8” open
Color choices: any color desired, it is requested that perlé coton and fabric match.
Supplies used: 28 count off-white linen, #8 and #12 #712 perlé coton, wool felt and duponi silk
Skill level: Beginner needle lace
Prerequisites: Previous Hardanger or drawn thread courses
Time for Course: 5 months, 4 lessons
Text price: $35.00 (70 pages)((included in Lightning Round registration)
Estimated supply cost: $15.00

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Learn more about Reticello Needle Book and teacher Jonalene Gutwein 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.