Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball – 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.

More about Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball below

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Our correspondence course Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball offers the stitcher the opportunity to discover the joy of taking counted thread embroidery into three dimensions by creating a “puzzle ball.” The ball is constructed of pentagon and triangle components. The student will experience the art of counted thread embroidery by stitching the components in a variety of counted thread stitches. Some of the stitches are kite eyelet, two-sided insertion stitch, Nova stitch, leviathan star stitch, and many more. The student will notice that most of the stitches have a star-like appearance. The stitches used create a variety of texture and pattern on the ball providing an enjoyable and varied stitching experience. Once all the components are completed, the student will assemble the components into a beautiful, stitched ball. Clear instructions and diagrams make this process a most delightful and exciting part of the project.

The information-packed instructions are very detailed and will guide the student through the entire process of creating the puzzle ball in a step-by-step manner. Color photos are included.

Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball information

Project: Three-dimensional ball
Size: Circumference of ball is approximately 13½” (diameter: 4½”)
Fabric: Linen or even weave fabric
Threads: Silk and metallic or threads of choice
Colors: Two color options are offered but students may choose their own color palette
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Ability to stitch on linen
Time: Six months, six sessions
Text: $40 for 44 pages including three color pages (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Supplies (approximate): $60 if silk and metallic are used, less if cotton floss is used.

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Learn more about Star-Spangled Puzzle Ball and teacher Denise Harrington-Pratt 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.