Workshops and Chapter Projects

Monmouth Chapter EGA invites you

To Join our class!

Introducing our next zoom class

Under a Copper Moon with Toni Gerdes

During a total lunar eclipse, the moon can turn a deep red, sometimes called a “blood moon” or a “copper moon”. For most of human history the moon was a huge mystery and when a copper moon occurs it still casts a spooky spell over the land. This design creates a band sampler of the varying colors of the landscape in the mountains during a lunar eclipse. Starting with the fabric mountain appliqué, and the hot foil technique to create the first layer of the copper moon with real metallic copper foil applied to a small piece of congress cloth which is then appliqued to the canvas, and finishing with the woven cross stitch border you will learn many stitches to form bands of color in the night sky. Over stitching on the copper metallic lends an eerie feel to the copper moon.

This intermediate level design is stitched on 18ct mono sandstone canvas. Video demos will be added. 

Student will need normal stitching supplies.

Design size is approximately 11”x 6”

Dates:  May 28, June 4, June 18, June 25 at 7 pm on zoom

Deadline to Register: March 1, 2024     Kit cost: $125        Teaching fee:  TBD

Kit includes: Instruction booklet with photo, line drawn taped canvas, fabric, wool-felt, foil, fusible web, all threads & needles to complete the piece.

To register:  Please send the amount of the kit fee of $125 to hold your spot in the class. Send checks made out to Monmouth Chapter EGA to Ellen Saines, 8 Manitoba Way, Marlboro NJ, 07746.

For more information contact Ellen at

Mr. Sparkles by Dawn Donnelly is coming in the fall of 2024. Registration will begin in April.