Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

International Guild, Inc.

International Guild

Each year we have a beautiful handmade quilt as a fundraising project for education grant funds. ​​ Quilt is awarded to a grant fund contributor through a drawing held in June 2023.  

Winner need not be present.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of BDEIG, this FREE booklet is the Guild's gift to our members, future members, and to the rest of the needle arts community who many be interested in exploring the wonderful and colorful world of Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery.  

Z-twist thread, needle knowledge and explanation of core dimensional stitches are a few topics in this informative booklet.

Download your copy today!

Free guide to Brazilian embroidery!

  • Goldfinches (Intermediate/Advanced Level)CLASS CLOSED
    • 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 by Loretta Holzberger

​Last Updated 07/03/2023

  • Let’s Try Brazilian Embroidery (Basic Level) CLASS CLOSED
    • 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 by Loretta Holzberger​

The Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, Inc. was formed in 1991 as a non-profit organization to promote the art of Brazilian embroidery through seminars, newsletters, website, and workshops and has worldwide membership.  

  • Birds of Paradise (Intermediate Level) CLASS CLOSED
    • ​9/5, 9/9. 9/23 by Deborah Goff
  • Butterfly Garden (Intermediate/Advanced Level) CLASS CLOSED
    • 9/7, 9/14, 9/21 by Loretta Holzberger
  • Inspiration Mandala (Basic/Intermediate Level) CLASS CLOSED
    • ​9/10, 9/17, 9/24 by Sandy Velin
  • Preparing to Teach an Online Class (All Levels) CLASS CLOSED
    • ​9/17, 9/24 by Loretta Holzberger and Debbie Kelley

October into November

Our chapters provide  opportunities to socialize, share, teach and learn.  

Membership to BDEIG is open to all stitchers, amateur and professional, novice and experienced.  The only criteria for membership are a love of Brazilian embroidery and the desire to learn more about this needle art.  

Save the date!

December 15, 2023

The Seminar book is coming out soon!  We need at least 50 attendees to make our Seminar in-person.  We have lots of exciting classes for you to take!  The deadline for the first round of classes is December 15!  Join us at the Seminar at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington!

June 12-18, 2024


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  • Water Pump and Gladiolus (Advanced Level) CLASS CLOSED
    • 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 by Deborah Goff

On-line/remote class offerings

  • Open Gate (Basic/Intermediate Level) CLASS CLOSED
    • ​7/29, 8/5, 8/12 by Deborah Goff


Distance Learning Classes

Registration for this summer/fall semester is closed

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Online Chapter

2022 First Place (Stitched by, Category, "Title")

  • Lois Podschadel, Master, "Sunlit Waterfalls"   *** Best of Show AND President's Choice for Seminar Theme ***​
  • Sandy Roscoe, Intermediate, "Brazilian Elephant"

  • Margot Taub, Advanced, "Enchanted Jungle" designed by Rosalie Wakefield

  • Rosalie Wakefield, Professional, "Seasons of the Butterfly"

  • Lois Podschadel, Mixed Media, ​"Bookcase Cover" 

  • Harvest Wreath (Intermediate Level)CLASS CLOSED
    • 10/28, 11/4, 11/11 by Judy Borreson Caruso

​​​​​2023 Summer & Fall Classes

​July into August