The Princess and the Pea


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. Course and text fees are non-refundable. Additional details below.

This quarter’s classes are open for registration through May 31, 2020.

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Blackwork is the most creative, restricted embroidery that you can stitch… restricted only by the count of your fabric. There are endless patterns from which to choose.

Teacher Marion Scoular’s interpretation of the beloved fairy tale includes pattern darning, Blackwork, Hardanger (no cutting!) and a small amount of surface stitchery, all explicitly covered in a 26-page, well-illustrated booklet. To ensure accuracy, the teacher will be supplying the imprinted fabric, with no creases, in a roll.

The Princess and the Pea Information

Type of project: Picture
Design area: 18 ¼” high x 6 ½” wide on 27”x 16” 22-count white Hardanger cotton
Color choices: Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 (4 colors); DMC® pearl cotton #8 (4 colors) and one color of #12; DMC® floss (16 colors for the princess and the mattresses).
Supplies used: DMC® floss, DMC® #8 and #12 pearl cotton, and Kreinik Very Find Braid #4. EGA strongly recommends that threads not be ordered or purchased prior to receipt of the text, as much of what is needed will be available from your stash, or in case of a group, shared.
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Ability to read charts, count accurately and execute compensation stitches.
Timeline for course: 6 Lessons (8 months)

Teaching Fee: $30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text price: $55 (text price includes both the text and the design-imprinted fabric)
Estimated Cost of Supplies:  Kreinik braids–$15; DMC® floss–$9; DMC® pearl cotton #8 and #12–$7. Stitchers should be able to share all the threads.

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