By Bunty Severs
This course is designed to give instruction in intermediate skill levels of Whitework Embroidery. Techniques in Broderie Anglaise, Lettering, Richelieu, Hedebo, Mountmellick and Ayrshire Stitchery will be taught. You will identify and use the correct fabric, threads, needles, and special tools for each technique studied. You will learn to transfer designs to fabrics, complete samples of each type of stitchery within this field, and research the historical information for each technique. Finishing, conservation methods, and identifying examples of Whitework Embroidery will also be covered. You will design and stitch a project as the final assignment.
Prerequisite: Basic Crewel 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 Whitework, 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 CAD 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.