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 learn to 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 another 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
This course is available to EAC/ACB members only.
Note: No refunds once registration is complete.