Workshops and Chapter Projects



Stitch of the Month Starting January, 2023
Tumbling Stripes by Marilyn Owen

Join us as we stitch this piece as a group during the 2023 year. Instructions will be emailed the first of each month. We will be planning zoom meetings for those who would like to attend to share questions and progress. This design is 7” X 7” and is worked on a 11” X 11” canvas. The threads suggested are: Color A (mauve): 3 values (light, medium, dark) stranded silk or floss, silk lame Braid 18 and #8 Kreinik braid Color B (green): 2 values (medium, dark) stranded silk or floss, metallic ribbon (Petite Sparkles, Neon Rays+, Fyre Works, Kreinik 1/16 Ribbon Color C: Very dark or light (neutral, A or B) stranded silk or floss Other color suggestions are available. I will email them if requested. The cost for the instructions will be subsidized by the chapter. To register send me your payment of $2 by November 17 to: Ellen Saines Looking forward to stitching this piece with you and sharing the different color combinations


Rustic Barn with Gail Stafford


Class description: Create this rural scene from the backroads of Eastern North Carolina.  
Use thread blending to create interest in the sky and realism in the rustic barn’s boards. 
Participants will use a variety of overdyed cotton and wool threads, stranded embroidery 
cotton and a touch of Boucle to stitch this rural scene. Canvas stitches include Nobuko,
Upright Cross Stitch, Oblique Beaty, Random Satin Stitch and more. Using a few 
sharp needle techniques to stitch the trees and couch the ivy.

Technique: Canvas Embroidery

Proficiency: Intermediate

Kit Cost: $98

Design Area: 5” X 7”

Teaching Fee: $40 per student. This class is being subsidized by our chapter for our members.

Kit Contents: #18 canvas, needles, all threads to complete the project, and instructions.

Student Provides: 10” X 12” stretcher bars, and usual stitching supplies.

Dates: On zoom with Gail October 23, October 28, November 4, & November 11.

Registration is now open and will close May 31. Registration is on a first come basis.
We will also be trying to reserve the Colt’s Neck Library on Saturdays to stitch this piece
together.

To register: Please send your name, email and a check made out to Monmouth Chapter EGA for the 
kit fee of $98 to Ellen Saines. This will guarantee you a spot in the class. The teaching fee will be col-
lected at a later date.

Dragonfly with Cattails with Margaret Kinsey
Dragonflies are a very ancient species of insects. They have been flitting and darting 
about for eons. In primeval times, they were large and some of them had wing spans
of two feet or more. Today, the wings span is three to four inches. Each pair moves
independently for more skillful maneuvering. A dragonfly can attain great speed. The 
dragonfly in this study is worked in gold purls. Margaret will be teaching this class in 
person Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25 at the Maplewood Senior Center, Maplewood,
NJ from 9 am to 12, 1 pm to 4 pm.

Technique: Goldwork
Proficiency: Basic to Intermediate
Kit Cost: $75
Teaching Fee: $95 to $115 per student. This class is being subsidized by our chapter 
for our members and the final cost will be calculated depending on the class numbers.

To register: Please send your name, email and a check made out to Monmouth
Chapter EGA for the kit fee of $75 to Dee Longo. This will guarantee you a spot in the class. 
The teaching fee will be collected at a later date.
Registration is open now and closes April 15th. Registration is on a first come basis.