The Princess and the Pea – 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.

More about The Princess and the Pea below

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Blackwork is one of the most creative embroidery techniques 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)
Text price: $55 (Text price includes both the text and the design- imprinted fabric) (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Supplies cost(approximate):  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:

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.