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Embroiderers' Guild on-line courses

posted 2 Dec 2017, 10:01 by Suella Postles

EG ON LINE COURSES (thanks to Janet Austin – Derbyshire Branch – for this information)

The Embroiderers’ Guild offers many opportunities for learning, from short stand-alone courses to a long- term course of study

EG distance learning course The current courses on offer are:

Inspired to create hand embroidery - 1 - Moving On

Inspired to create machine embroidery - 2 - Moving On

Inspired to create hand embroidery - 3 - Another Dimension

Inspired to create machine embroidery - 4 - Another Dimension

Beyond the Stitch - 5 -A course to go farther https://embroiderersguild.com/index.php?page_no=227&page_menu=eg-distance-learning-course-details

EG short courses Here you will find the start of a collection of short courses aimed at the widest range of embroiderers. Some are topic based allowing the student to develop a new skill in a new arena. Some are project based enabling the production of a unique item to enjoy. Some are experimental techniques for you to develop to your own particular interests. Some later ones will be study based, researching a topic and turning your results into a piece of work or a handmade book. https://embroiderersguild.com/index.php?page_no=888&page_menu=embroiderers-guild-short-courses  

EG course – Beyond the Stitch

How thread and fabric colours affect each other. Romanian stitch, buttonhole and lock stitch. Far more experimentation with stitches is expected at this level.

Procion dyeing. Participants who feel they are familiar with this can opt to do an extended session 7

Line and tone. Grading stitches from black to white. Extracting line drawings from an illustration and converting them to stitched samples. Straight line curves.

A study of negative space. Woven and blanket stitch wheels. Stitch identification challenge.

Low relief textures. Exploring paint effects on paper to use later in session 12 and melting plastics.

Identifying different fabrics and textural manipulation. Faux chenille, pleating, layering and silk painting. Using painted Bondaweb.

Painted backgrounds. Transfer dyeing including using resists.

Experimenting with newer materials. Xpandaprint, Tyvek, embossing powders and plastic films.

Raising the surface by padding. English and Italian quilting with Trapunto. Creating 3D surfaces.

Applique, reverse applique, shadow work. Patterns for making 3D structures.

Planning and researching the final project in depth and making up.

Constructing a handmade book or folder to present the course sample.


Other courses – see https://embroiderersguild.com/index.php?page_no=460&page_menu=other-courses  for details