Technical Excellence Program: Counted Thread


EGA’s Technical Excellence Program: Counted Thread challenges participants to be the best in a variety of counted techniques. Each step includes a provided design in each of these techniques: cross stitch, black work, pulled thread, and hardanger. Submissions are judged on how well the candidate follows the directions and demonstrates stitching expertise.

SKU: TEC_CountedThread Category:


Step 1: Provided design for cross stitch and Holbein stitch sampler.

Step 2: Provided design for blackwork embroidery.

Step 3: Provided design for pulled thread embroidery.

Step 4: Provided design for hardanger embroidery.

Judging: February and August

Judging Criteria: Workmanship as described on the judging sheets for each Step.

Contact: Director of Education.

Click here to see requirements for Step 1.

We include photos to show you the completed TEC project. You should not assume that exactly copying the stitching on any photo of a TEC project will earn your work a “Pass”.

After you enroll, the program chair will send you a program packet via email. Please allow two weeks for your registration to be processed.

*Technical Excellence Certification Program fees are non-refundable

Photo Credit: Stitching and Photo by Lori Love.