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Fort Worth Chapter EGA

Fort Worth Chapter EGA Membership is open to all stitchers from beginning to advanced. Come to a meeting and check us out! (from the national EGA website)

"The Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional. Members work within local chapters or a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge. Numerous opportunities are available to learn embroi

"The Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional. Members work within local chapters or a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge. Numerous opportunities are available to learn embroi

Operating as usual

09/30/2022

Tip Of Texas Chapter posted this. So true!!!!

09/18/2022

This needlepainting 'paints' a dramatic portrait of this fabulous feline. This is the work of noted embroidery artist Tanja Berlin.

The embroidery measures 11cm square (4.5 inches) and took 49 hours to stitch. Tanja used 22 different shades of DMC embroidery cotton to work the embroidery.

Image courtesy of https://berlinembroidery.com/needle-painting-embroideries-cats/

Tanja is on Facebook at Berlin Embroidery Designs

Timeline photos
08/31/2022

Timeline photos

It's hot out there!
Would you like to cool off the old-fashioned way, with a fan?
This one was made in China for the export market in the third quarter of the 1800s. Sandalwood was believed to have the added benefit of warding off bugs. We aren't sure about that, but we are willing to try anything in this season!

08/17/2022

Registration is now open for our newest Virtual Lecture: Rozashi: A 1400 Year Old Needle Art from Japan with Margaret Kinsey. During the Tokugawa and Meiji eras, Rozashi was considered the most refined art and handiwork. It was even called the hobby of the Imperial household. https://egausa.org/courses/virtual-lecture-rozashi-margaret-kinsey/

07/30/2022

This three layered hoop is something that I've had in my mind for over a year now 🪡 New River Gorge has been my muse since I began embroidery - even before she got her fancy new National Park title ✨️🏞

A new door has been opened for me by creating something with more movement & dimension. She's a special one.

Big thank you to for inspiring this piece that pushed my creativity and skills.🪡🌿

This hoop and the others in my National Park Series will be shown for the Tamarack Foundation Emerging Artist Exhibition in Taylor Books Gallery in Charleston, WV that runs from 8/18 - 9/31 🤍

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Join us to celebrate World Embroidery Day!
07/27/2022

Join us to celebrate World Embroidery Day!

06/30/2022

Stumpwork embroidery has existed since the 1600s, yet despite being over four centuries old, embroidery artists continue finding new ways to use stumpwork techniques to create three-dimensional embroidered objects. Read our latest blog on 5 Things to Know About Stumpwork Embroidery to whet your appetite for the versatile techniques and tools used in Stumpwork! https://egausa.org/5-things-to-know-about-stumpwork-embroidery/

06/21/2022
06/06/2022

The EGA Stitch-a-Long group is celebrating Pride month with a really lovely design that communicates the diverse shapes and forms that love takes. Love is Universal, Love is Friendship, Love is Needlework and so much more. We hope you'll join in and stitch your love into this design with us! https://egausa.org/june-2022-stitchalong-pride-love-acceptance/

05/24/2022

Interested in doing a deep dive into a vast compendium of embroidery stitches? Need an online tool for creating graph paper of varying sizes? Check out our latest blog post about the Royal School of Needlework's Stitchbank and Stitchpoint's Graph Paper Creator Tool. You'll find these resources indispensable when planning your next embroidery project, designing your own embroidery patterns, and growing your knowledge of embroidery stitches. https://egausa.org/2-great-tools-for-stitchers-and-designers-rsns-stitch-bank-and-stitchpoints-graph-paper-creator/

Photos from Embroiderers' Guild of America's post
05/22/2022

Photos from Embroiderers' Guild of America's post

05/11/2022

Registration is open for the online class, Cyclamen with Merrilyn Heazlewood. In this class, students will make a decorative tile using over 10 counted needlepoint stitches. Learn more and register today: https://egausa.org/courses/cyclamen/

05/09/2022

Hope you have some stitching time this weekend!

05/01/2022

Are you interested in trying filet embroidery? Our GCC Lightning Round, Papillon, is an introductory correspondence course on filet embroidery—perfect for beginners. The 5-lesson course includes a history of filet embroidery as well as instructions on how to make the point de reprise, or darning stitch, to create the butterfly. https://egausa.org/product/papillon/

Don't forget about the stash sale this weekend.  We have loads of stitching stuff at garage sale prices!  We will accept...
04/28/2022

Don't forget about the stash sale this weekend. We have loads of stitching stuff at garage sale prices! We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards (with a 3% upcharge to cover the fees).

PM Sherri Hagar for address.

Photos from Embroiderers' Guild of America's post
04/20/2022

Photos from Embroiderers' Guild of America's post

We're having a stash sale!  All sorts of wonderful stitching goodies have been donated to the chapter and we're having a...
04/14/2022

We're having a stash sale! All sorts of wonderful stitching goodies have been donated to the chapter and we're having a fundraiser. Send an email to [email protected] for the address.

Come join us!
04/05/2022

Come join us!

https://www.sewingbird.net/blogs/news/look-a-sewing-bird
03/29/2022
What is a Sewing Bird?

https://www.sewingbird.net/blogs/news/look-a-sewing-bird

This beautiful antique tool was designed in the 19th century for hand sewing. Clamped to the edge of a table, it acted as a "3rd hand" keeping the fabric taut as one sewed. By pressing the top and bottom tail together it opens the beak, which allows the sewer to place the fabric in the beak holding....

03/24/2022

It's Women's History Month, and the EGA Stitch-a-Long didn't disappoint with this month's project. "Golden Blooms" evokes the period of the Women's Suffrage Movement, when women in Kansas working to secure the right to vote donned their state flower, the sunflower, as a symbol of their campaign. The hopeful color and message of blossoming anew stuck and spread throughout the movement, and suffragists began wearing golden blooms to represent their affinity with the cause. This month, EGA SaLers will work on a Romanian Point Lace "golden bloom" design by Tamara Yohannes, which includes directions for affixing it to a 4" x 2.5" mint tin cover. Learn more: https://egausa.org/march-2022-stitchalong-womens-history-month/

03/14/2022

If you're stumped on which needles to use on your different embroidery projects, take a look at John James Needles' handy Needle Guide. It will help you identify the needles in your collection and which projects they work best with! See it here: https://www.jjneedles.com/needles-guide

03/02/2022

Sign ups are now open for Hardanger Trio with Kim Beamish. Students will make a trio of beautiful hardanger pieces, including a box pin cushion, a scissor fob, and a needle book. These projects are beginner-to-intermediate level—some familiarity with Hardanger techniques will be helpful! Register at egausa.org/courses/hardanger-trio

Come join us for our March stitch-in-public days!
02/28/2022

Come join us for our March stitch-in-public days!

02/13/2022

We're starting a new series looking at hearts in needlework in honour of Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day, is celebrated annually on February 14th. It originated as a Christian feast day honouring one or two early Christian martyrs named St. Valentine and has evolved over time to become a significant cultural (and commercial) celebration of romance and love around the world.

So, you get in the mood with this free design from The World In Stitches at https://www.theworldinstitches.co.uk/blogs/blog/love-heart-free-cross-stitch-chart

Come join us for some stitching fun!
02/11/2022

Come join us for some stitching fun!

02/08/2022

What better way to celebrate National Embroidery Month than with a NEW project in the Petite Project library? EGA members, get excited! Rhode Rage by Heather Gitlin is a seasonal sampler that doubles as a year-long project. There's one design for every month for 12 designs total, plus the inscription in the center. https://egausa.org/petite-project-rhode-rage-heather-gitlin/

01/09/2022

These florals are worked in the technique of reticella embroidery. Reticella (also reticello) is a needle lace dating from the 1400s.

Reticella was originally a form of cutwork embroidery in which threads were pulled from linen fabric to make a "grid" on which the pattern was stitched, primarily using buttonhole stitch.

This is the work of embroidery artist Bella. You can see more of her work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/born_to_be_blue_bella/

The designer of this piece is Giuliana Buonpadre.

12/29/2021

This is 'My Wildflower Garden' by embroidery artist Carol Pedersen. This hardanger piece features some lovely and colourful floral needlelace.

Carol writes about this piece that "This was Hardanger rocket science, as I needed to bury multiple, colored thread-ends behind woven bars and hold them out of the way, skip bars that made up flower components (they couldn’t be successfully wrapped if already woven), and change threads for weaving bars before running a low of a weaving thread as I encountered flowers."

Image courtesy of https://needleart.org/po_pedersencarol_wildflowergarden2_hm/

EGA is looking for an Editor for Needle Arts, our quarterly needlework magazine! | EGA
11/22/2021
EGA is looking for an Editor for Needle Arts, our quarterly needlework magazine! | EGA

EGA is looking for an Editor for Needle Arts, our quarterly needlework magazine! | EGA

Cheryl Christian, EGA’s Needle Arts editor, has announced her retirement from the position. Over the past 14 years, Cheryl has improved both the content and appearance of the publication, and her knowledgeable and detail-oriented approach will be missed. She will close out her tenure with the Dece...

11/22/2021

If you haven't started your holiday cards yet, there's still time to hand make something really lovely and thoughtful. Embroidered cards are a wonderful keepsake and they're also very easy to make. Check out these instructions from Mary Corbet for DMC for how to perfect your embroidery card making skills. These tips really simplify the process and there are wonderful tips for making your cards look as polished as possible! https://www.dmc.com/us/p-free-patternshow-to-embroidery-on-paper.html

Video Tutorial: Coral Stitch
11/17/2021
Video Tutorial: Coral Stitch

Video Tutorial: Coral Stitch

The coral stitch, also called the coral knot stitch or coral knot, is a line stitch made up of knots. The knots created by the coral stitch can be spaced close together or far apart, depending on what you want your line to look like. The coral stitch is worked from right to left for the righty a

11/04/2021

You may have heard that we're looking for ornaments for the EGA holiday tree. We really love to see what you make to help us celebrate the season, so please send us your favorite ornaments so we can hang them on our tree. You may even be featured in our 31 Days of Stitched Ornaments! You have until the end of this month to send yours in. More info here: https://egausa.org/send-your-stitched-ornaments/

Online Class: Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen | EGA
10/18/2021
Online Class: Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen | EGA

Online Class: Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen | EGA

In Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen you will learn how to make your own unique patterns with the freedom of using the multitude of digital images available online. Lessons will include saving image, cropping, enlarging, and printing. Registration: November 3 -....

Photos from Royal School of Needlework's post
09/20/2021

Photos from Royal School of Needlework's post

Exciting Changes to your EGA Member Profile: Embroidery Resources at the tip of your fingers | EGA
09/17/2021
Exciting Changes to your EGA Member Profile: Embroidery Resources at the tip of your fingers | EGA

Exciting Changes to your EGA Member Profile: Embroidery Resources at the tip of your fingers | EGA

An EGA Membership grants you access to many resources to aid you in your needlework journey. As part of your membership, you get online access to a collection of Petite Projects, Publications and other needlework material that you can find right here on our website. Your Profile is the place where y...

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Don't forget about the stash sale this weekend. We have loads of stitching stuff at garage sale prices! We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards (with a 3% upcharge to cover the fees).

PM Sherri Hagar for address.
We're having a stash sale! All sorts of wonderful stitching goodies have been donated to the chapter and we're having a fundraiser. Send an email to [email protected] for the address.
Come join us!
Come join us for our March stitch-in-public days!
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