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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

EGA Stitch-a-Long April Project

Since 2017, EGA (Embroiderers Guild of America) has been doing a Stitch-a-long with a different project each month. I follow it on the Facebook page, not sure where else they post. 

In April the project was about the Aztec Stitch, a stitch I have always wanted to try. It is a two part project to be completed in June and when done it will be a cute scissors case.

The first steps involve stitching the nun stitch border and then removing certain canvas threads. This project is on 18 count mono canvas, but I believe you can do this stitch on fabric as well, but probably not sturdy enough for a scissors case, plus I am not sure what the June portion will involve.

Here are the four colors of pearl cotton I chose.

Aztec stitch portion completed.

This was very fun to do. Not too tricky, but you do have to pay attention to where you are going and not skip a set of bars! This part of the project is about 2"x4" and took very little thread.


The EGA Stitch-s-Long Facebook page is a PUBLIC page. Here is what they say on their About page:

"Come stitch with us! The Embroiderers' Guild of America is the largest organization dedicated to hand embroidery in the United States. On our stitch-a-long Facebook page, you can stitch with us as we explore the resources available to us via EGA. Whether you are a long-time EGA member, or someone learning more about EGA because you're interested in membership, this page will help you connect to embroidery and the world of EGA. Happy stitching!
Please note that this group is set up to help with specific projects designated as Stitch-a-Long projects for the group. You may also post pictures of your projects that relate to EGA and its activities. Due to the large size of this group and its specific mission related to EGA, we request that you NOT post pictures of unrelated projects. There are plenty of show-and-share groups for that purpose.
Instructions for our first project can be found here (plus, you can download our free Little Book of Embroidery Basics there, too!):
Important note: Posted designs are produced by individuals and do not imply EGA endorsement."


That is about all for now, Happy Stitching!!

1 comment:

Pamela said...

This is pretty. I like the colors you chose. We did an aztec stitch bookmark in the Raleigh EGA, but I guess it was after you moved away. I finally finished mine after moving to Japan.