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: 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

LR-002: Crazy Quilting without the Patches
By Barbara Gilbert Registration Dates: September 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 (4 months) Note:  This project is only available for
9024: Gladness the Giraffe
By Hazel Blomkamp Registration Dates: August 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: January 1, 2024 Gladness the
Cdn Wildflowers
9023: Canadian Wildflowers
By Kim Beamish Registration Dates: August 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: November 1, 2023 Canadian Wildflowers
CT0351: Moroccan Melody
by Kathryn Drummond Counted Thread || Drawn Thread || Hemstitching Registration ends October 31, 2023.
209: Drawn and Pulled Thread
By Kim Beamish This course is designed to extend your knowledge of two techniques - Drawn Thread and Pulled Thread
CA0453: Canvas Finishing Techniques 101
by Jennie Wolter Finishing Techniques Registration ends October 31, 2023.
102 Basic Crewel Embroidery
The Basic Crewel Embroidery course is designed to teach the beginning crewel student the fundamentals of this type of embroidery.
208: Hems and Edges
By Barbara Kershaw This course is designed to introduce and teach some of the many varied styles and techniques for
302: Advanced Crewel and Surface Embroidery
By Dorita Grant & Helen McCrindle This course will assist you in building upon the skills and accomplishments developed in the basic and
301: Advanced Counted Thread
By Colleen Darling The purpose of this course is to expand your skills and knowledge in a variety of counted
300: Advanced Canvaswork
By Anna Marie Winter This course is designed for you to expand upon the knowledge and skills learned in the
204: Colours For Embroidery
By Pam Godderis This course will develop an awareness and understanding of basic colour theory and its application in embroidery.
205: 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
close-up photo of in-progress embroidery with metal threads
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
Canvas work style of embroidery in grey threads with Roman key and turtle shaped borders, diamond, zigzag and clamshell shapes in the middle.
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 :: Wee Felt Folk :: Salley Mavor
Salley Mavor will talk about her journey as an artist who tells stories with three-dimensional embroidery. The presentation will cover
Coming Soon: Summer Serenade
By Celeste Chalasani Registration Dates: October 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: February 1, 2024 Sweet living

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 since 2020.

Previously Offered: Monarch and Asters
By Marietta Douglas Registration Dates: June 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023    Online Lessons Start Date: October 1, 2023 This course
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Speakers Series: Hanny Newton
Metal Threads: A Creative Approach to Line, Flow and Drawing This event is free for EAC/ACB members. Members, sign in
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photo of Isabella Rosner
Speakers Series: Isabella Rosner: Early Quaker Needlework
This event is open to EAC/ACB members, first-come-first-served. Please ask your chapter executive or check the January issue of eThreads for the
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Speakers Series: Kathy Andrews, The Unbroken Thread
Elizabethan Embroidery and the Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 This event is free for EAC/ACB members. Members, sign in to My
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Speakers Series: Stumpwork Then & Now: Celeste Chalasani
This event is free for EAC/ACB members. Members, sign in to My EAC/Mon ACB to register for this presentation. 4:30
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Speakers Series: Ephemera and Needlework Design with Rebecca Ringquist
Join fellow EAC/ACB members to find how items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed, originally expected to have only
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9013: On The Edge
By Carolyn Mitchell Registration Dates:  January 1 to February 28, 2021   Online Lessons Start Date:  May 1, 2021  Registration is
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9010: Fuchsias and Champagne Cyber Course
by Merrilyn Heazlewood Registration Dates: January 1 to February 28, 2020 Online Lessons Start Date: May 1, 2020 Intermediate –
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CA1272: Cleopatra’s Cat
By Mary Long Available to May 20, 2020 Inspired by King Tutankhamun's wonderful blue-and-gold mask, Cleopatra's Cat is intended to challenge the
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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 register before time runs out!