Undulations II


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 November 30, 2019.

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Undulations II is a geometric design that mixes Bargello with diagonal stitches, box stitches, cross stitches and tied stitches. In this Group Correspondence Course you will stitch one of four quadrants of the design; then rotate the canvas a quarter turn to stitch each of the remaining quadrants.

Undulations II is the remake of a design called Undulations that was taught at a national seminar. The model for the new design is the same as the original design, but Undulations II can be stitched in a variety of color combinations in stranded embroidery cotton or stranded silk or other threads of the stitcher’s choice. Undulations II offers options that allow the stitcher to use motifs, center Bargello patterns, and background stitches that are different from those in the model. If individuals desire, they can use their own original motifs for parts of the design.

Course Information

Project: Picture
Size: Design area is 7.5″ by 7.5″
Color Choices: Rust/Blue or Rose/ Green or a selection of the stitcher’s choice
Supplies: 18 count mono canvas, stranded embroidery cotton or stranded silk or other threads suitable for both horizontal and diagonal stitches on 18 count mono canvas.
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Stitcher must be able to read charts and use compensation
Time: 7 lessons, 7 months

Teaching Fee: $30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text: $40 per student (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration). The text consists of 51 pages (13 color pages) plus four separate full color reference sheets. Text is pre-punched for a three-ring binder and is unbound in a two-pocket folder.
Estimated cost of Supplies: $25 for stranded embroidery cotton or $60 for stranded silk and specialty threads such as Impressions, Silk & Ivory, and Flair.
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About teacher Gail Stafford

Gail Stafford teaches mathematics at a small college in eastern North Carolina.  She has always enjoyed art in many forms.  For many years, she enjoyed stitching canvas embroidery projects and in more recent years she has been creating original needlework designs.  Though she continues to enjoy Bargello, her current focus is on translating scenic images into canvas embroidery designs.  She holds EGA Master Craftsman certifications in Canvas EmbroideryColor for Needlework, and Design for Needlework.  She has been on the faculty of American Needlepoint Guild National seminars and has presented numerous programs for EGA and ANG chapters.  Her work has been published in Needle PointersNeedle Arts, and Needlepoint Now.


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.