White Iris – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through February 28, 2022. 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.

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In this course with teacher Mona Hill you will stitch this stunning White Iris using white or cream Pearl Cotton on matching 32-count Belfast linen. The mat chosen for behind and around the piece adds the punch of color.

Combining stunning June flowers, White Iris is a sampler of eleven pulled thread patterns worked inside surface embroidery of flowers petal edges. The surface embroidery emphasizes shaping the buttonhole stitch and the chain stitch to form leaves and petal edges. Chain stitch, outline stitch and satin stitch variations are used for flower stems. Some knowledge of compensation is essential in working the pulled thread patterns.

This beautiful composition, done in surface embroidery enclosing areas filled with pulled thread patterns, has a spectacular lace-like quality.

Course Information

Size: 9″ x 9″ design on 15” x15” ground fabric
Fabric: 32-count Belfast linen
Threads: Pearl cotton #8 and #12
Colors: White or cream
Skill Level: intermediate
Prerequisites: Knowledge of compensation and the ability to work stitches from diagrams
Time: 5-6 months

Teaching Fee: $30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text: $48 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Estimated Cost of Supplies: $19

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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.