by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle
This course helps you to expand upon basic skills to become an intermediate crewel stitcher. You will develop skills in techniques, stitches, stitch variations and designing of crewel embroidery at the intermediate level and you will form an appreciation for the historical traditions of crewel. You should be able to select appropriate fabric threads and needles; identify, stitch and diagram basic stitches and variations; search references for information; transfer designs to fabric; describe and apply colour and design principles to a self-initiated project; and clean, block and mount crewel embroidery.
Prerequisite: Basic Crewel Course or equivalent from other recognized organization or institution, or as noted. Or, you may submit a minimum of three detailed slides or pictures of different pieces of your work in crewel, plus one unmounted piece showing a variety of stitches. The Education Director, in consultation with the Education Committee, will consider your application based on your submission.
Time: 18 months
Fee: $210 CAD or $255 CAD with the optional Binder Review
This course is available to EAC/ACB members only.
Note: No refunds once registration is complete.
About the Optional Binder Review
The binder review is an optional step once you’ve completed one of the EAC/ACB technique study courses.
With a binder review, the student will send their completed binder to the Education Director. The Education Director takes a general overall look at the work in the course from beginning to end. Neatness, orderliness, inclusion of all course and any other information, extra work, if done, questions asked and answers and care in presenting an attractive binder is taken into account. Also looked at is skill development from beginning to end, use of colour, stitches, improvement in stitch execution, design, skill in diagramming and/or charting.
The Education Director will mail the binder with her/his notes back to the student with the Certificate of Completion and Correspondence Course Pin.
A binder review is compulsory to advance to the next level of a technique.