Learning Opportunities

Members can explore a wide range of embroidery techniques, from charts/patterns and projects to lectures and in-depth studies. Become a member to register for these exclusive benefits. You will require your membership number to be able to register.

EAC/ACB offers several types of learning opportunities: speakers, projects by email, cyber courses, project courses and technique study courses. Before you register, take a few minutes to understand the type of learning opportunity, so you know what to expect, prerequisites, refund policy and more.

Open for Registration

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What’s in the Box?
Cyber course by Diane Scott Registration Dates: February 1 to March 31, 2024 Online Lessons Start Date: June 3, 2024
Magic Jester (Cyber course)
By Anna Trushenova Registration Dates: February 1, 2024 to March 30, 2024    Online Lessons Start Date: May 6, 2024 This course
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What a Nice Pear! (Limited Time Project)
By Diane Scott Registration Dates: January 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024 (4 months) Note:  This project is only available for
Intermediate Drawn and Pulled Thread
By Kim Beamish This course is designed to extend your knowledge of two techniques - Drawn Thread and Pulled Thread
Basic Crewel Embroidery
Technique Study course by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle The Basic Crewel Embroidery Technique Study course is designed to teach
Intermediate Hems and Edges
Technique Study course by Barbara Kershaw This course is designed to introduce and teach some of the many varied styles
Advanced Crewel and Surface Embroidery
Technique Study course by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle This course will assist you in building upon the skills and
Advanced Counted Thread
Technique Study course by Colleen Darling The purpose of this course is to expand your skills and knowledge in a
Advanced Canvaswork
Technique Study course by Anna Marie Winter This course is designed for you to expand upon the knowledge and skills
Intermediate Colours For Embroidery
Technique Study course by Pam Godderis This course will develop an awareness and understanding of basic colour theory and its
Intermediate Design For Embroidery
By Pam Godderis This course will expand your awareness of, and encourage a positive attitude towards developing your own creative
207: Intermediate Whitework
By Bunty Severs This course is designed to give instruction in intermediate skill levels of Whitework embroidery. Techniques in Broderie
206: Intermediate Hardanger
by Connie Wilks; revised by Carolyn Mitchell & Colleen Darling This course is designed to provide instruction in intermediate skill levels
202: Intermediate Crewel Embroidery
by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle This course helps you to expand upon basic skills to become an intermediate crewel stitcher. You will
201: Intermediate Blackwork
By Colleen Darling This course is designed to develop basic counted threads skills to the intermediate level specializing in Blackwork
200: Intermediate Canvaswork
By Anna Marie Winter This course is designed to give instruction in intermediate Canvaswork embroidery skills. You will learn to
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103: Basic Metal Thread
by Janice Routley This course is designed to teach you, the beginning metal thread student, the basic skills in the techniques
101: Basic Counted Thread
by Connie Wilks; revised by Loletta Hale & Colleen Darling This course introduces basic level information on five counted thread
photo of a piece of embroidery canvas with a laying tool, small scissors, and a variety of threads
100: Basic Canvaswork
By Joan Phillips; updated by Carolyn Mitchell This course is designed to give instruction to the beginning canvaswork stitcher in the
WH0304: Schwalm Hearts
By Janice Routley This sweet small pillow design introducing Schwalm can be used as a pin cushion or placed beside
SU0431: A Style of Deerfield II
By Barbara Gilbert, Peggy Kimble & Helen McCrindle This lovely design combines several elements of Deerfield style embroidery. This design
CT0401: Beginner Hardanger
By Carolyn Mitchell This is a teaching course for beginner students in Hardanger. It is expected that all the stitches in
CT0302: Blackwork Smalls
By Maureen Spira These enticing little "Smalls" will lead you through the first steps of Blackwork.  Learn how a simple design
CT0331: Spring Tulips
By Colleen Darling This exciting course reviews the basic principles of Blackwork to create these elegant Spring Tulips.  You will
CA0431: Florentine Fun
By Catherine (Kit) Gates This exciting sampler of Florentine stitches can be worked in your colour choice, on 18-count mono

Coming Soon

Upcoming learning opportunities – take a look to see if they’ll fit into your stitching schedule!

Speaker Series :: Bojagi :: Youngmin Lee
Bojagi (Korean Wrapping Cloths) are pieced together from small scraps of cloth. It is the most unique form of Korean
Speaker Series :: Japanese Embroidery :: Margaret Kinsey
There are forms of embroidery that are special in Japan. They are highly respected art forms. Japanese traditional surface embroidery
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Speaker Series :: Susan Purney Mark ::  Iceland – a Textile Narrative
Isn’t it amazing how one experience can lead to new ideas and opportunities that unfold into creative and unexpected explorations?

Previously Offered

This selection of previous opportunities will give you an idea of the calibre of the speakers and instructors and the range of beautiful embroidery projects and courses EAC/ACB has offered members.

Speaker Series :: What Antique Samplers Have to Teach Us :: Lianne van Leyen
Needle: first instrument of learning in the hand. Female education: a privilege, not a right and unequal. Lianne explores the significance
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Previously Offered :: Speaker Series :: Marie-Renée Otis
Marie-Renée Otis is a textile artist — her chosen medium of expression is art embroidery and the overarching goal of
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Previously Offered: Summer Serenade
By Celeste Chalasani Registration Dates: October 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: February 1, 2024 Sweet living
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Previously Offered :: Speaker Series :: Salley Mavor
Salley Mavor will talk about her journey as an artist who tells stories with three-dimensional embroidery. The presentation will cover
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Previously Offered: Gladness the Giraffe
By Hazel Blomkamp Registration Dates: August 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: January 1, 2024 Gladness the
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Cdn Wildflowers
Previously Offered: Canadian Wildflowers
By Kim Beamish Registration Dates: August 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: November 1, 2023 Canadian Wildflowers
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Previously Offered: Moroccan Melody
by Kathryn Drummond Counted Thread || Drawn Thread || Hemstitching Registration ends October 31, 2023.
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Projects by Email

Your EAC/ACB Education team is working with Canadian and international designers to bring fresh and inspiring project instructions to our members. These Projects by Email will cover a selection of techniques and skill levels. These will be available exclusively through EAC/ACB for four months.

Watch eThreads for these new project offerings and purchase your instructions before time runs out!