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Individual Correspondence Course with Celeste Chalasani

A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques


This is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in stumpwork. Students will learn by completing the work. Each lesson focuses on a specific technique that students will practice and culminates in a project that is provided or one of the student's choosing. The project for the last lesson is a stumpwork sampler which applies every technique the student has learned into one final piece.

Supplementary videos will be available on the Member's Only area of the EGA website.

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Designers Across America Projects and Subscription Available

Designers Across America projects and subscriptions are now available for purchase online. Laura Smith is the featured artist in the September issue of Needle Arts and she has made available to EGA members her beautiful free-machine embroidery design Wild Roses Bracelet. Laura presents several colorways for the bracelet and has an optional kit available for purchase directly from her (ordering instructions are included with the project.) The cost of the instructions is $7, postage included. EGA members may also sign up for a subscription and receive this project plus the next three projects in the Designers Across America series automatically as they become available for $25 (a 10% savings.) Click to order yours today!

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Italian Needlework Treasures

Italian Needlework Treasures Available on Video

The presentation by Vima deMarchi Micheli on Italian Needlework Treasures, filmed at the EGA National Seminar in Phoenix, is finally available on DVD!  Vima is an internationally known needleworker - in addition to her teaching and designing she has published over 25 books.  She also regularly takes groups to Italy to study Italian embroidery and lace making.

In addition to Vima’s presentation, there is a 15 minute segment of demonstration by Italian Lace embroiderers from Assisi.  This video would make a fabulous Chapter program running in total just over 90 minutes.

You can view the program on the Videos & Lectures page of the EGA website.  If you would like a DVD copy fo the program, please contact headquarters and one will be mailed to you.  This project was funded in whole through a bequest from the Gay Montague Phillips estate.

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Complex mixed media

Complex: The Art in Mixed Media - Call for Entries

The Embroiderers' Guild of America is seeking work for an international exhibition of contemporary embroidery that features mixed media as its main theme. The exhibit will be on display at EGA National Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky from February 3 - July 15, 2016.

All members of the EGA, the American Needlepoint Guild, the Embroiderers Association of Canada, the Embroiderers' Guild UK, the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers' Guilds, the Australia Embroiderers' Guilds, and the Cape Embroiderers' Guild of South Africa are invited to enter. Guest jurors/curators are Shirley Kay Wolfersperger, Carole Rinard, and Ann Erdmann.

More details on the theme and submission requirements are in the call for entries. Click here to view!

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EGA's Permanent Collection Database

Have you checked out the Permanent Collection page of the EGA website lately? A link to the online collection database was recently added there that allows you to search for specfic items or artists or just browse.  There are currently about 850 items presented, with more to be added in the coming months.

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gcc Meadow Medleygcc KeepingInShapeGroup Correspondence Courses: Keeping in Shape and Meadow Medley

Featuring Teachers Gwen Nelson and Luan Callery


Enjoy Keeping in Shape by creating this lovely necklace featuring thirteen three-dimensional geometric pieces representing the thirteen EGA regions. It is further embellished with Swarovski crystals and rondelles. Techniques used in this couse include circular and flat peyote, herringbone stitch, and beading techniques.

For Meadow Medley, DMC floss on cotton broadcloth works well to bring these meadow flowers to life. The stitches and colors are planned to enhance the design with texture and dimension while honing your embroidery skills.  Diagrams and pictures appear throughout the text.  Along with the cover photograph, there is an actual size photocopy of the piece detailing each stitch. Stitches used include lazy daisy with a twist, split and satin stitch, outline, French knots, bullion knots and fly stitch.

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frontpageEGA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional. Members work within local chapters or a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge. Numerous opportunities are available to learn embroidery and needlework techniques, including chapter meetings, workshops, correspondence courses, certification programs, and national and regional seminars. In addition, we offer free projects, a youth program, a quarterly magazine, and national traveling exhibits.


For All Members:
EGA is currently seeking members to assist in writing the EGA blog.  Please send an email to for more information.
For Teachers:
Call for Proposals: Pacific Southwest Region Seminar, Oxnard, CA, Oct. 19-21, 2017. Contact Judie Neufeld or click here for more information.
Call for Proposals: Great Lakes Region Seminar, Chicago, IL. May 6-10, 2017. Contact Diane Herrmann at or click here for more information.
Call for Proposals: Individual Correspondence Courses. Contact Rebecca Wardlaw for more information.

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