By Colleen Darling
This course is designed to develop basic counted threads skills to the intermediate level specializing in Blackwork embroidery. You will learn the two styles of Blackwork, back stitch filling patterns and double running stitch, choosing suitable materials, designing personal work, colour concepts as applied to Blackwork, critical analysis of their work, historical background and the use of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. You will design and stitch your final project.
Prerequisite: Basic Counted Thread Course or equivalent from other recognized organization or institution, or as noted. Or, you may submit a minimum of three detailed slides or pictures of different pieces of your work in Blackwork, plus one unmounted piece showing a variety of stitches. The Education Director, in consultation with the Education Committee, will consider your application based on your submission.
Time: 18 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 next level of a technique.