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_Roses Category:


Teacher: Carol Algie Higginbotham

Roses uses a favorite flower to teach one method of working blackwork. Using a floral motif is in keeping with historic pieces done in one period when blackwork was a dominant technique. Students will be introduced to the history of blackwork, materials, design transfer and a method of working blackwork patterns. They will discover the difference between dark, medium and light density blackwork patterns.

The original is worked in black and a gray to give some contrast and interest to the piece. The use of gold for the enhancement of the piece echoes the historic use of gold. While the original is in black, gray and gold, students may work in any color they prefer. Students will make their Roses bloom and be ready to work any design that may be found in blackwork.

Project: Framed picture
Course information

Size: 8.5″ x 12″ design area
Fabric: 28- or 30-count white or cream linen
Threads: Stranded cotton, #4 Very fine braid
Colors: As shown in photograph or student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Intermediate (student will practice lots of compensation)
Prerequisites: None
Time: Six months
Supplies (approximate): $38

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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.