By Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle
This course will assist you in building upon the skills and accomplishments developed in the basic and intermediate level courses. The various subject matters covered are: the more creative, as well as the traditional, uses of crewel stitches and their variations, the influence of historical traditions on contemporary Crewel embroidery, the effective use of materials in Crewel/surface projects, the organizational skills needed for project planning and presentation. You will learn the selection of various materials suitable for self-initiated projects. Further study of the principles of colour and design and other related forms of embroidery are incorporated into the study plan. Covered also are techniques of conservation, preservation, and storage of embroideries along with the various finishing techniques used in Crewel embroidery.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Crewel course. This course is a requirement for enrollment into the EAC Teacher Certificate Programme specializing in Crewel and Surface embroidery teaching. Or, you may submit a minimum of three detailed slides or pictures of different pieces of your work in the technique for which you are applying, plus one unmounted piece showing a variety of stitches. The Notebook Review Panel will consider your application based on your submission.
Time: 24 months.
Fee: $250 CAD or $295 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 over-all 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 Teacher Certification Programme.