Monday, March 2, 2015

EAC Beginner Counted Thread Correspondence Course

One of the things that has been keeping me out of mischief is starting on the Beginner Counted Thread Correspondence Course from The Embroiderers' Association of Canada.  This is an individual course so is quite unlike the group courses I have taken before.  The group courses center around a project - you have three or so months to finish the project and ta-dah! you are done.
The individual courses are more study courses where you do samples, research, etc.  Lots of information on the correct way to do things and little hints along the way to improve your stitching.  So, even though I've done a fair bit of counted thread work, I am starting with the beginner one and so far I am happy I did.  You are allowed 18 months to finish the six lessons in this course.  You send each lesson in and make whatever corrections are necessary when you get it back.  You end up with a huge binder of wonderful resource material although by the way lesson one went, I don't think one binder will do it, lol.
These are my pages from Lesson One ready to be packaged up and sent off in the mail to my counsellor.  It looks like a small pile but only a fraction of the pages need to be corrected along the way - the rest will be reviewed when I submit the whole binder at the end.  This little pile of pages actually represents quite a bit of work though!
So, keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't need to re-do too much of it!  While I am waiting for it to come back, I'll be starting on lesson 2 - blackwork!

4 comments:

D1-D2 said...

I've been thinking of signing up for the individual courses as well Kerry. But wasn't sure what I to expect (or if I have time for it). Could you explain what each piece of the lesson is?

Kerry Leslie said...

Sent you an email Dima!

Arlene Delloro said...

You must post photos of your work! I did a small project that contained pulled thread (I'm thinking this is the same). I wish I lived in Canada or the UK where they have these guild courses.

Kerry Leslie said...

Hi Arlene, I will post some photos as I go through the lessons. This is a correspondence course through The Embroiderers' Association of Canada and is all done through the mail so doable for you wherever you are. Check out the classes available at: http://eac.ca/education.html
You can join EAC no matter where you live!