Celeste Chalasani, the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s Director of Education, will join to talk about the educational opportunities that EGA offers. She will walk us through the different programs that EGA offers to its members. She will also give us a taste of what an EGA class looks like with a short presentation on shisha embroidery and a demonstration on how to attach mirrors or other flat objects to fabric. If you would like to learn how to attach a mirror or coin to fabric, join the meeting with the following:
1. A piece of cloth such as cotton or linen in a small hoop. Canvas is the only type of fabric that won’t work with the method that I demo. Also, it is possible to work this in hand but it would be easier in a hoop.
2. ½” circular mirrors or a coin (quarter or nickel) to attach to the fabric.
3. Thread in an appropriate size needle. If you are working with a quarter or a nickel, use size 8 or 12 pearl cotton with a size 2 crewel (embroidery) needle. If you are using a ½” mirror, two strands of cotton in a size 8 needle works really nicely.
Carole Overton, Carolinas Region Director, Janet Noble, EGA’s President and Marge Kelly EGA’s Vice President will be present if you have any questions. egausa.org