Region Mini Classes 2023

Welcome to the Region Mini-Classes Page!

The New England Region of EGA will be hosting five mini-classes at the 2023 National Seminar on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at the Sheraton Boston.

Registration for these classes is separate from seminar registration and requires this Registration Form. All registrations received are on a first come, first served basis.

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Questions about the New England Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Susan Polumbo at biggregp@aol.com or Beth Lindsay at crewelBeth@gmail.com.

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  • Lovely Leaves Acorn Scissors Fob

    Taught by Denise Harrington Pratt (view bio)
    August 31, 2023 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Boston, MA

    Thursday evening mini-classes are presented by the New England Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    The acorn shaped scissors fob was inspired by Denise’s Lovely Leaves Sampler. The purpose of the class is to increase students’ “finishing” skills by constructing a three-dimensional piece. The student will complete all stitching prior to class. The class will be dedicated to putting this fun piece together.

    Technique: Counted Thread Embroidery and Finishing
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Kit Cost: $32.00
    Design area: the finished acorn fob is approximately 2” high and 1 ¼” wide
    Pre-stitching required: 8-9 hours
    Kit contents: materials to create the acorn fob, including: 32 count linen, Waterlilies silk and Soie Cristale silk, felted wool for cap, matboard circle, wool roving for stuffing, needle, and complete instructions.
    Student provides: usual stitching supplies including scissors, lighting and magnification if needed.

  • Filigree Ornament: Lobster and Moose

    Taught by Catherine Jordan (view bio)
    August 31, 2023 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Boston, MA

    Thursday evening mini-classes are presented by the New England Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    The delicate detail of finely embroidered stitches on silk dupioni utilizes both positive and negative space for striking results! Learn to easily transfer a design and stitch on a very small scale to produce random patterning that when seen at a distance, takes on a wonderful design. The small ornament is two-sided, laced to 2 ¼” finishing forms, and finished with twisted cording and a fine gold thread for hanging. This technique will open new opportunities for other projects using additional shapes and colors for beautiful results!

    Technique: Surface embroidery and finishing
    Proficiency: intermediate
    Kit cost: $50.00
    Design area: 2 ½” round
    Kit contents: Chinese Silk Dupioni – 2 pcs 6”x6”, Mr. Bill’s Tweezers, cotton floss, needles in felt, tissue copies, finishing materials: 2 ½” Round finishing forms (2), muslin 6”x6” (2), ribbon and gold thread, Coats Button and Carpet thread, written directions/pictures. Student will have color choice.
    Student provides: 4” embroidery hoop, usual stitching supplies, light, magnification, etc.

  • Intergalactic Fruit Salad

    Taught by Amee Sweet-McNamara (view bio)
    August 31, 2023 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Boston, MA

    Thursday evening mini-classes are presented by the New England Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    What would a banana from another galaxy look like? Enjoy a satisfying portion of new artistic experiences. Select from the buffet of materials and Amee will teach you how to create a special, one-of-a-kind piece of abstract fiber art you can wear as a pin or make into a refrigerator magnet.

    Technique: hand sewing and beading
    Proficiency: all levels
    Kit cost: $10.00
    Design area: varies – 2” to 4”
    Kit contents: beading foundation, hand-dyed Shibori ribbon, Ultrasuede, soutache, Syn-Leather, and beads, needles, and step-by-step printed directions
    Student provides: good, sharp scissors, lighting, magnification as needed, and appetite for fun

  • Serena’s Scissors Tip Protector

    Taught by Serena Dube (view bio)
    August 31, 2023 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Boston, MA

    Thursday evening mini-classes are presented by the New England Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    The purpose of this class is to teach students to create a beaded scissors tip protector that attaches to scissors so that it never gets lost. Students will learn double needle peyote, how to create fringe, how to make and attach the “leash”, how to zip a flat piece together to create a tube.

    Technique: double needle peyote beading
    Proficiency: some experience with beading is helpful
    Kit cost: $38.00
    Design area: approximately 6 ½” long
    Kit contents: The kit includes all materials to complete two Scissors Tip Protectors, including 2 tubes of Delica beads, Crystals, Nymo thread – size B, small bead mat, 2 beading needles, 2 scissors tip protectors, triangular bead scoop, complete instructions with photos and detailed diagrams. Students will choose bead colors.
    Student provides: 3”-4” embroidery scissors that the Scissors Tip Protector will be used on and usual stitching supplies, magnification, and lighting.

  • Tea Cozy Talk

    August 31, 2023 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Boston, MA

    Thursday evening mini-classes are presented by the New England Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    Please join presenter Suzanne Bruno for an entertaining and informative talk about all things “tea cozy.” This charming little teatime accoutrement is a blank canvas for needlework and has captured her heart. Examples, patterns, tips, techniques, and sightings “in the wild” will be shared in this 1-hour presentation.

    Suzanne Bruno is an active member of the Southern Maine Chapter.  She has taught a variety of classes for SOME Chapter and enjoys teaching and speaking with needlework, quilt and historical societies.