Hanging By A Thread is the Placerville area chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. EGA was established in 1958 as the American branch of the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild in England (est. 1906). It was formed for the express purpose of fostering the art of needlework by encouraging a high standard of design and technique in embroidery. It is our purpose to conduct instruction and research in the art of needlework and share that knowledge with all interested parties through our meeting, programs and workshops. Membership is open to all levels of stitchers and we welcome visitors to our meeting up to two times a year for free. Come join us in pursuit of beautiful, fun, timeless, exotic, traditional, dramatic and wonderful embroidery. We now have our General meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 6PM.