By Barbara Kershaw
This course is designed to introduce and teach some of the many varied styles and techniques for creating hems and edges for embroidery. Most pertain to hand-embroidered hems and edges (for linen work embroidery). It will not cover machine-made hems or edges for such things as garments, pillows or cushions. It also does not cover hems or edges for canvas embroidery. The course is eight lessons in length with each lesson covering a different topic and technique. You will create samples of different hems and edges, which will be mounted on presentation pages for a reference binder. You will also be encouraged to find additional methods and add samples of your findings to your notes.
Ground Fabric: .75 metre of 28ct or 32ct Linen, 10″ x 10″ (25 cm x 25 cm) piece of Altar Cloth or Batiste
Thread: Perle Coton #8 and #12, Special Dentelles #80
Other Supplies include: Embroidery Scissors, Tapestry Needles #22 and #24, Chenille Needles #26 or #24, Page Protectors and Card Stock
Supplies to Purchase: Approximately $75 CAD for suggested supplies
Time: 18 months
Fee: $210 CAD or $255 with optional Binder Review
Note: This course is available to EAC/ACB members only. 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.