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, cyber projects 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.

Currently Open

Purchase or register for these events, projects and courses now.

Stitches on Lace
$104.00$249.00
CYBER PROJECT BY FREDA MURFIN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED || CANVASWORK REGISTRATION: MAY 1 TO JUNE 30, 2024 ONLINE PROJECT STARTS: SEPTEMBER 1,
Iris Cottage Fairy Door
$55.00$180.00
PROJECT BY KATHRYN DRUMMOND INTERMEDIATE || CONTEMPORARY CASALGUIDI EMBROIDERY PATTERN SALES: MAY 1 to AUGUST 1, 2024 Step into a
Gold Wing Beetle
$100.00$170.00
CYBER PROJECT BY LINDA BRENNER BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE || METAL THREAD/GOLDWORK REGISTRATION: APRIL 1 TO MAY 31, 2024 ONLINE PROJECT STARTS: AUGUST
Hungarian Rhapsody 1932
$50.00
PROJECT BY MIKE PARR INTERMEDIATE  ||  SURFACE EMBROIDERY PATTERN/CHART SALES: MARCH 1 TO JUNE 30, 2024 A beautiful, flowing traditional
Intermediate Drawn and Pulled Thread
$250.00
By Kim Beamish This course is designed to extend your knowledge of two techniques - Drawn Thread and Pulled Thread
Basic Crewel Embroidery
$190.00
Technique Study Program: Course by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle Learn the fundamentals of crewel embroidery.
Intermediate Hems and Edges
$250.00
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
$250.00
Technique Study course by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle This course will assist you in building upon the skills and
Photo of an embroidery with a variety of motifs and rows stitched on evenweave fabric.
Advanced Counted Thread
$250.00
Technique Study course by Colleen Darling The purpose of this course is to expand your skills and knowledge in a
Advanced Canvaswork
$250.00
Technique Study course by Anna Marie Winter This course is designed for you to expand upon the knowledge and skills
Intermediate Colours For Embroidery
$250.00
Technique Study course by Pam Godderis This course will develop an awareness and understanding of basic colour theory and its
Intermediate Design For Embroidery
$250.00
By Pam Godderis This course will expand your awareness of, and encourage a positive attitude towards developing your own creative
Intermediate Whitework
$250.00
By Bunty Severs This course is designed to give instruction in intermediate skill levels of Whitework embroidery. Techniques in Broderie
Intermediate Hardanger
$250.00
by Connie Wilks; revised by Carolyn Mitchell & Colleen Darling This course is designed to provide instruction in intermediate skill levels
Intermediate Crewel Embroidery
$250.00
by Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle This course helps you to expand upon basic skills to become an intermediate crewel stitcher. You will
Intermediate Blackwork
$250.00
By Colleen Darling This course is designed to develop basic counted threads skills to the intermediate level specializing in Blackwork
A photo of an embroidered, textured pear on a textured background. The pear is stitched in shades of yellow to give it a rounded appearance.
Intermediate Canvaswork
$250.00
by Anna Marie Winter This course is designed to give instruction in intermediate canvaswork embroidery skills. You will learn to
close-up photo of in-progress embroidery with metal threads
Basic Metal Thread
$190.00
by Janice Routley This course is designed to teach you, the beginning metal thread student, the basic skills in the techniques
Basic Counted Thread
$190.00
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
Basic Canvaswork
$190.00
By Joan Phillips; updated by Carolyn Mitchell This course is designed to give instruction to the beginning canvaswork stitcher in the
Schwalm Hearts
$40.00$50.00
By Janice Routley This sweet small pillow design introducing Schwalm can be used as a pin cushion or placed beside
A Style of Deerfield II
$40.00$55.00
By Barbara Gilbert, Peggy Kimble & Helen McCrindle This lovely design combines several elements of Deerfield style embroidery. This design
Hardanger Placemat
$40.00$50.00
Project by Carolyn Mitchell Beginner  ||  Hardanger This placemat project is ideal for stitchers with some experience of working on
Blackwork Smalls
$40.00$50.00
By Maureen Spira These enticing little "Smalls" will lead you through the first steps of Blackwork.  Learn how a simple design
Spring Tulips
$40.00$80.00
By Colleen Darling This exciting course reviews the basic principles of Blackwork to create these elegant Spring Tulips.  You will
Florentine Fun
$40.00$50.00
Project by Catherine (Kit) Gates Canvaswork Intermediate to Advanced This exciting sampler features Florentine and canvaswork stitches worked in unusual ways.

Coming Soon

Upcoming learning opportunities – take a look to see if they’ll fit into your stitching schedule! Sales or registrations will begin within the next two months.

Coming Soon: Gossamer Butterfly
CYBER PROJECT BY LINDA BRENNER BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE || GOLDWORK/METAL THREAD REGISTRATION: JULY 1 TO AUGUST 31, 2024 ONLINE PROJECT STARTS: NOVEMBER
Joy: Coming Soon
Kathryn Drummond's "Joy," a companion piece to her "Bliss," will be available through EAC/ACB for a limited time.

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 :: Bojagi :: Youngmin Lee
Bojagi (Korean Wrapping Cloths) are pieced together from small scraps of cloth. It is the most unique form of Korean
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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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photograph of pieces of tanned and dyed fish leather.
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?
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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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Speaker Series :: Wild Silk: Tasar (Tussah), Muga and Eri :: Karen Selk
Karen Selk will be presenting her story of learning about wild silk and the people who rear and care for
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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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Canvas Finishing Techniques 101
by Jennie Wolter Finishing Techniques Registration ends October 31, 2023.
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Projects

Your EAC/ACB Education team is working with Canadian and international designers to bring fresh and inspiring project instructions to our members. These projects 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!