a canvas work cushion and stitched piece
EAC Group Correspondence Courses: Florentine Fun (left) and Ahwahnee (right)
Remember, EAC is offering two new group correspondence courses:
  1. Florentine Fun by Catherine (Kit) Gates 
  2. Ahwahnee by Lorene Salt
In addition, Carol Storie's popular Canvas Candy Bowl Course has been extended and a kit is now being offered.
canvas worked with a variety of stitches and formed into a bowl shape
Check out all of the EAC course offerings on our website!
by Carol Storie

EAC’s cyber chapter, the Virtual Threads, facilitated round robin samplers for willing participants in 2015.  There was a counted thread one and a surface stitchery one.  I, of course, wanted to do the counted thread.  Read on about the additions to my sampler and to see the final picture.

With each piece added, the stitcher wrote about it, and I am relaying their words, with their permission.  I’m sure other stitchers will be able to identify with our words.

Carol Storie, Regina, SK:

My base fabric is 25 count Lugana, colour Lavender Bliss.  I chose the parameters by stitching eyelets for the top and side borders.  I have left the bottom open so as not to limit anyone or to expect extra stitching to fill in the space.  I will finish it after it comes back to me.

I used DMC Colour Variations #4240 to stitch the eyelets and am enclosing it with this.  Not that I expect you to use it, but you may find it helpful with matching threads and I will find it helpful to finish off the eyelets and not have to try to find it again in my stash!

Stitch whatever you please.  Looking forward to working on everyone’s pieces and seeing the final result!

Anne Rowlands, Torbay, NL:

Treeband at the bottom
- withdrew 18 threads – rewove ends
- trees in DMC 801
- leaves in DMC 4045 & grass
- flowers - 798
embroidered trees with green leaves, brown trunks and roots. The tree trunks are drawn thread work
Anne Rowland's Stitching
Delivered to Marg Adey.

Marg Adey, St. John’s, NL:

It took me a long time trying to decide what to stitch.  First I was going to do black work but I couldn’t get the pattern to print.  So I did a pattern from a 1991 EGA magazine I found while at Seminar last month.

I used DMC floss in these colors. Greens 520, 522, 523. Gold 676, 677, 745 and blues 797, 953, 800.  Hope you like it Carol.

row of cross-stitched tulips in blues and yellows, with leaves of green
Marg Adey's Stitching
Diane Scott, Oakville, ON:

Blackwork leaves and celtic chain border.

I wanted to try some blackwork motifs, but I wanted to add a twist.  I love celtic knot designs, it reminds me that my stitching career started in Nova Scotia with the Marigold Guild.  I found some folded leaf designs that I modified and overlayed on the chain border.

The chain is DMC 336 crossed with JL Walsh silk perle floss 392.  The leaves are Threadworx 11611 with veins of DMC 500.  I thought these colours blended with the DMC 4240 eyelet border.

After I had stitched the two design, I thought the contrast wasn’t quite ‘poppy’ enough, so I wrapped the leaves with an additional strand of the Threadworx.

You didn’t say your intentions for the finished piece, but I hope you enjoy it.

By the way, the trees are just gorgeous. Tough to find something as spectacular.

row of celtic knots with swirls of green leaves in a "w" shape
Diane Scott's Stitching
Kerry Leslie, Brant, AB:

Hi Carol!  I hope you like what I added.  I had a magazine I have been holding onto for about 20 years – Linen Quarterly – Fall 1990 – because I loved these sampler bands.  Finally, a chance to stitch them!  My stitching goes from the blue Greek key band down to the blue long-armed cross stitch under the red floral motifs.

Colours used:  DMC 3807, 523, 3803, 336. Sorry, the other skeins grew legs and walked away before I got to write down the #’s.

Hugs, Kerry.
row of Greek key design in blue, a row of acorns, a line of blue, a band of leaves in an "m" shape with red flowers in the triangular spaces, a row of blue
Kerry Leslie's Stitching
Janet Greenslade, Elliott Heads, Queensland, Australia:

Hi Carol,

I’ve stitched under the blue bar.  Two celtic knots and a triskele.

Big Hugs, Janet G

a band with a blue celtic know, a three-armed circluar element with eagle heads as the "points" in yellows, and another blue celtic knot
Janet Greenslade's Stitching

Fran Vidal, Belleville, ON:

When Fran receive the piece, she decided, very wisely, not to add to it.  She sent an e-mail saying:  I have looked at your round robin piece and there really is no place for me to stitch on it without spoiling the overall effect.

And now, the completed piece!  I think you’ll agree it’s gorgeous!  Lucky me!!

framed embroidery sampler with cross-stitch, blackwork and drawn thread techniques
Carol Storie's Finished Round Robin Sampler

submitted by Leslie Burrows
Stitch-in Chair, 3rd Maritime Stitch-In

At the third annual Maritime Stitch-in in Truro, September 10th, random packets of donated crewel wool and pieces of canvas were given out to those interested in a Needle Book Challenge. The end of October was given as a deadline and below you will see the results. We have very talented and imaginative embroiderers who love to practice their art and take on any challenge. Thanks go out to those who answered the challenge and to those who wanted to but life got in the way!

embroidered canvas in gold, brown and blues
Marie-France Breton

embroidered canvas worked in a variety of filled squares in green, pink and burgundy
Sheila Stewart

Beverly Parsons: I had finished the Bargello piece the Tuesday after the stitch-in. I did the flame stitch with the Hungarian point. Couldn't send it as I'm having camera problems. (Use your imagination!! – L)

worked in a bargello pattern with blues and pinks
Peggy Paddon

sqaure needle book worked on canvas, yellow, pink, burgundy, blue, cream, purple
Janet Copeland

square folding needle book with a bargello/flamr pattern on the back and a series of diamond patterns on the front, colours are blues, pinks/burgundies
Lyn Young

canvas work embroidered needle book with pumpkins and vines growing up a fence on the front, the back has as square filling stitch, colours are cream, orange and greens
Karen Hennessy
square folded needle book, canvas work embroidery in blues and cream
Wendy MacPhee

embroidered canvas work round needle book in greens and cream
Jocelyn Keeping

Submitted by the Rock Vandal

There comes a point in every crafter's life when they think, what will I do with another handmade project? This is a crafting milestone. Some turn to their friends, others turn to charities and others still, to the streets.

Street-craft is a gentle form of street-art. It involves beautifying public spaces with traditional, crafty techniques. Often it involves a social or political message but it can also be done just for fun. It may involve knitting, embroidery, cross stitch or even gardening. Truth be told, there are no rules. In this paradigm, the world is a gallery and everyone is welcome to contribute.

gold rocks filling a hole in the pavement with a ocean scene in the background
Pothole of Gold: Twillingate, Newfoundland
My street-craft journey began with yarn bombs and has included experiments with embroidery and cross stitch. I was initially drawn to it and inspired by its accessibility. It provided a creative outlet with the resources available in my tiny, rural town. With the Internet for craft tutorials and a small craft shop for supplies, Twillingate had everything I needed to get started.

knitted yarn vine with colourful flowers attached to a wooden utilty pole on the side of a snow covered street with homes and a car in the bcakground
How D'Vine in Twillingate, Newfoundland
The first real project I made was a flower vine. My intention was to lift the communities' spirits in the dead of winter. It worked, and sparked a bit of a mystery as I knit it anonymously! I felt as if I had discovered a magical ability to surprise and delight those around me. I was hooked. I have been consistently making street-craft for over two years now. I even brought it with me on a year-long trip through southeast Asia, making something special for each country.

hand holding out a knitted globe with a old stone arched, roofed bridge; the roof is decorated with dragons and red circles
Knitted Globe at the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam
I am starting to look forward to returning home now though. By finding an unexpected passion in street-craft, I also found an enclave of street-craft enthusiasts in a rather unlikely place - outport Newfoundland. Once together again, we can resume 'crafting' an even more beautiful province!

yarn heart stitched on a chain link fence that is on top of a concrete support wall at the top of a slope
Cross Stitch Heart in Twillingate, Newfoundland
If you'd like to see more of my projects pop over to my blog, Rock Vandal, and be sure to follow my crafty adventure. I'd also love to hear about your adventures in street-craft. Have you ever seen any? Do you fancy giving it a go? Do let me know if the comment section below or through the Rock Vandals blog.

If you'd like to read more about this emerging urban art keep an eye out these two great reads, Streetcraft by Rikka Kuittinen (ISBN-13: 978-0500517840) and Craftivism by Betsy Greer (ISBN-13: 978-1551525341).

Editor's Note: Thank you to the Rock Vandal for reaching out to EAC and preparing this thought-provoking article for our readers. Read previous posts on our blog about yarn bombing in Vulcan, Alberta and a review of Hoopla - The Art of Unexpected Embroidery
submitted by Sheila Stewart

The morning of September 10, 2016 dawned sunny and warm – a super day for leaving our cares behind and travelling to Truro, Nova Scotia for the Third Annual Maritime Stitch-In.  Thirty– four EAC members from around the Maritimes gathered at the Fire Hall in Truro, Nova Scotia; it was that kind of day one dreams of but rarely experiences.  

By 10:00 a.m. women from four Nova Scotia Guilds and one New Brunswick Guild were busy storing their brought-from-home lunches, setting up the various treasures they had brought to display, and finding the perfect spot to stitch.  The Hall was a-buzz with activity and talk, talk, talk as friendships were renewed, new friendships were forged, and embroidery techniques were explored and discussed.

Four women looking at the camera and holding a white, punto antico piece of embroidery
Showing work on Seminar 2016 "Bluebells", Kathryn Drummond class

Leslie Burrows, President of the host Guild, Marigold Guild of Needle Arts, welcomed everyone and set the tone for the relaxed and inspiring day.  She made each person feel special as they stood with the other members of their Guild – Alderney Needlearts Guild, Stitchery Guild of Bedford, Town Clock Stitchers, Embroiderers’ Guild of Fredericton, and Marigold Guild of Needle Arts.  Included in the attendees was Faith Cormier, newly appointed EAC Atlantic Central Regional Director. (Read Faith's article about the 3rd Annual Maritime Stitch-In.)

three women standing together and smiling at the photographer
A few of the event organizers

A highlight of the day was the display table.  What exquisite stitching!  What talented stitchers!   A potpourri of colours, threads, and techniques offered a feast for our eyes and temptation to our hands – which had to be held in check as we longed to touch and feel these marvelous offerings.   How generous everyone was!   Not only did they share their finished pieces but also related stories of where they found the pattern and how they learned the technique!  We were so incredibly lucky to be able to indulge in this feast for the eyes!

three women looking at a embroidered project
A member from Town Clock Stitchers shares ideas on how to complete a project with 2 Marigold Guild members

Works in progress lured many of us.  We travelled from table to table, chatting with the stitchers and admiring the work they were painstakingly doing.  Some were working on pieces from EAC Seminar 2016.  A few Carol Storie’s “Candy Bowls” were on the go.  There was cross stitch and canvas work and hardanger and mixed media and... No question was too inane to be answered, no one was too busy to share – everyone was relaxed and willing to share!

two women discussing two pictures
Lots and lots of sharing

No day would be complete without the fellowship of a shared meal.  Attendees reluctantly left their stitching when, “Coffee and tea is ready!” rang out.  Although each had brought a sandwich or salad for lunch, the dessert repast tempted us to make a meal of dessert!  What a feast!  From fruit kabobs to pie to cookies and loaf and sweets of all kinds, there was something to tempt everyone’s appetite!

two women hold up their embroidery projects that are stitched on black fabric
Bedford member and Marigold member agree that working on black fabric is a favourite!

As the day drew to a close, President Leslie circulated among the chattering and busy stitchers to challenge those interested to create a needlebook using the kits of canvas and Appleton wool she distributed.  She asked that photos of completed work be sent to her and pledged to circulate the photos in the late Fall. Stitching on the challenge brought back memories of the wonderful day we all had and the finished piece – as well as the photos - will be a lasting reminder of the fun and fellowship we all experienced.  And we can dream of coming back next year on September 9th – maybe you will dream too and join us!

three women one stitching and two chatting
Always time for talk!

This was a magical day – a day that proved once again that stitchers are indeed very special, caring, sharing, talented people.  How lucky we are to be part of this magical circle!
by Carolyn Mitchell

The Morse Museum houses  a huge collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany art. This includes many of his famous Tiffany lamps along with furniture and a gorgeous baptismal font. The top panel in my Echoes of Glass was inspired by the beautiful lamps as the colours blend, one into the other in many of the pieces.
canvas work embroidery canvas work embroidery in an art nouveau style, two triangles in blue within a square
Echoes of Glass - Top Panel

The second panel represents the glass used in our skyscrapers today. As you drive along the 401 in the Toronto area there is a group of buildings with this style of windows at the top.
canvas work embroidery in an art nouveau style, round shape with a triangular at the top within a square
Echoes of Glass - Middle Panel

The third panel represents French doors of years ago that had the crackle style of glass with wood and brass around them.  My grandmother had these doors between the living room and hallway and I can remember taking my finger and tracing the little patterns on the glass to amuse myself.

canvas work embroidery
Echoes of Glass - Bottom Panel
So in designing this piece, with the theme of glass, and I use beautiful metallic threads and crystals to catch the light as each panel flows to the other. Though each panel  could stand on its own, I have designed them to fit together creating a design that could be hung in a narrow space.

Thank you to Carolyn for describing her inspiration for Echoes of Glass. I can remember the type of door she describes and finding the same fun when I was a little girl. The Echoes of Glass Online Correspondence Course is open for registration only until November 30, 2016. - Kathryn, Blog Editor
Two new pieces have been added to the EAC’s Heritage Collection. Janice Routley has received a crewel work jewelry box and a cross-stitch leaflet entitled Moderne Stickvorlagen– Dessins de Broderies Modernes No 574.

Embroidered Jewelry Box (Dorita Grant)

Accession Number: EAC-2016-11

Description: embroidered lid on a commercial jewelry box; crewel embroidery of flowers with shisha mirrors and seed beads used as the flower centers; flower colours: shades of yellow, pink, mauve, blue; leaves and back ground in shades of green

Materials: Appleton wools, seed beads and shisha mirrors; ground fabric probably twill

History: donated to EAC by Dorita Grant; brass plaque on the front saying “To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Embroiderers’ Assn. of Canada, 1973-1998 Stitched by Dorita Grant"

Small Fold Out Pattern Book by H.K. Berlin SW

Accession Number: EAC-2016-12

Description: a small fold out cross stitch pattern pamphlet; title “Modern Stickvorlagen – Dessins de Broderies Modernes No 574; small patterns printed on one side of a fold out, printed on graph paper in blue and green

History: donated by Mrs. Janet Bryers from her mother’s collection (Helen Candlish 1916-1993);
Mrs. Candlish was an artist and collector of old prints and patterns.

Hertitage Collection items are available for loan to EAC chapters and guilds. Recently, the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts featured the bags and purses from EAC's Heritage Collection at their annual Needle Arts Fair. Guild members also had their own purse and bag creations on display. Read more about the event as published in the Kingston Whig-Standard.

Find out more about the collection and how to borrow items on the EAC Heritage webpage . Please contact our EAC Heritage Collection Appointee, Janice Routley, about items that are of interest to your group.
submitted by Sheila Stewart (article) and Joyce Gill (photos)

It all began with a visit to the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst, NS in 2015 and culminated with EAC having a venue in the 2016 Festival under the direction of past members of the EAC Board, Joyce Gill and Sheila Stewart.  To say that being part of the NS Fibre Arts Festival was a truly exceptional experience would be an understatement.  From the moment the planning team was contacted to the packing up of our venue, we were truly blessed with willing help at every turn, smiles – and coffee, tea and treats on site!

Joyce arrived from PEI and Sheila from central Nova Scotia in – what we thought – was lots of time to set up our venue.  We were absolutely astounded with the wonderful space allotted to us at Festival Headquarters, in Amherst Town Hall and in the assistance given us in finding tables and setting up!

four women in front of the Embroiderers' Association of Canada display
4 ladies from Maine

Our first visitors arrived around 9:30 (not the scheduled 10:00 listed in the brochure!) – and the flood of interested visitors continued throughout the two days EAC was booked in.  From the time we arrived around 8:30 until we packed up around 4:30, we rarely sat down.  There was always someone to talk to, and questions to be answered.  We met people from – literally – around the world: a lady from Australia, a couple who had immigrated from Nigeria three years ago, a mother and daughter from Mississippi, four ladies from Maine and on it went.  It was so very special to meet old friends, to make new friends , to find an almost-next-door-neighbour, to hear someone exclaim over one of Joyce’s thread paintings, “I work there!”

a woman is holding a thread-painted picture of a scene
"That's where I work!"

All were captivated by the embroidery on display:

  • Pulled Thread (Gale Washington, Resting on Pears); 
  • Blackwork , Sampler (Jeanette Douglas, Acorn Sampler); 
  • Thread Painting (technique taught by Margot Kearney at EAC Seminar 2016); 
  • traditional Jacobean Crewel; 
  • Silk-on-Silk Crewel; 
  • Stumpwork; 
  • Canvaswork; 
  • Christmas Cross Stitch; 
  • Felt Work; 
  • Schwalm and other Whitework; 
  • Temari Balls and more.  

a woman is holding a temari ball, which is a ball wrapped with threads in a pattern
Australian lady holding a Temari Ball

a woman poses in front of an Embroiderers' Association of Canada display
Enjoying the display

Two women are smiling at the camera
Denise and Sheila ham it up
What seemed to draw the most attention were Joyce and Sheila’s pieces they brought to stitch on.  Joyce had brought a thread painting that she was working on – a reproduction of her photo of the Confederation Bridge between PE and NB – and Sheila had brought the canvaswork Mystery Project from the EAC magazine, Embroidery Canada, March, June, September 2004.  Both had brought pieces finished in their technique so visitors could see the work in progress and compare it to the finished product; they actually went away feeling that this handwork was something they could do!

two women greet each other with a hug in an excited and friendly way
Joyce meets an old friend 
three women are talking with each other
Joyce with ladies from Mississippi

Lady’s Slipper Guild member, Kent Pond, arrived on Saturday to lead an embroidery class and stitch-in.  Visitors were enthralled by the large piece of cross stitch he was working on; he also brought  WIP’s (works in progress) – a sampler for a friend and a piece of hardanger embroidery worked in non-traditional colours of variegated green and oranges on green fabric.  The class/stitch-in included work in a new-to-us technique – punch needle – and work on samplers reproduced from those worked in centuries past.

Man and woman looking closely at a sample of canvas work embroidery
Man and wife studying Sheila's Canvas WIP
We were welcomed over and over; people were eager to hear that embroidery guilds were alive and well across the Maritimes and, indeed, all of Canada and around the world through our cyber guild.  Information on the various Maritime Guilds, the Cyber Guild and EAC membership as well as copies of Embroidery Canada were given to those interested.

We do not know if EAC has gained any new members.  But this we DO know people are:

  • more aware of embroidery guilds in the Maritimes;
  • have been awed by the wide world of embroidery; and 
  • have been exposed to the caring and sharing that is part and parcel of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada

All in all – an awesome experience!

Google Map showing the location of the city of Timbuktu in Mali
Google Map: Timbuktu location in Mali

There are two different kinds of EAC chapters that need access to the EAC_Program_Resource Yahoo group: those that struggle to find program ideas, and those with more ideas than they know what to do with.

Yahoo groups are a system for communities of people to stay in communication. They’re a great place to share files and photos. That’s what makes them an excellent repository for ideas.

Just think of it. It’s midnight. You get a frantic message from the chapter member in charge of tomorrow’s program. There’s a family crisis, and she’s on the first plane to Timbuktu in the morning. She was going to teach a technique that no one in the chapter has ever seen before (learned in Timbuktu), so no one can substitute for her. What are you going to do?

Log into EAC_Program_Resource and rifle through the files. Playdates? Challenges? Oh, here’s Counted Thread Projects, a perennial favorite in your group. Choose one, grab what you need from your stash, and you’re everybody’s heroine.

If you’re interested in joining, email me at cormierf@nbnet.nb.ca and I’ll send you an invitation. Once you accept it, you’ll have access to the files and photos, and will also be able to post your or your group’s favorite projects and ideas for someone else to enjoy.

EAC would really love to have at least one member of each chapter join EAC_Program_Resource. No, you don’t have to have a Yahoo email account, or sell your soul or your personal information.

stone building
Sankore Madrasah
Attribution: Senani P at English Wikipedia

Il existe deux catégories de chapitre local de l’ACB qui ont besoin du groupe Yahoo EAC_Program_Resource : ceux qui ont de la misère à trouver des idées pour leurs programmes et ceux qui en ont tant qu’ils ne les réaliseront jamais toutes.

Les groupes Yahoo facilite la communication entre les membres d’une communauté. Ils sont un lieu de prédilection pour le partage des fichiers et des photos, d’où leur utilité comme répositoire d’idées.

Pense-y. C’est minuit, et tu reçois un message d’une membre désespérée. Elle était responsable du programme de demain, mais une urgence de famille l’appelle, et elle prend l’avion pour Tombouctou demain à la première heure. Elle allait enseigner une technique (apprise à Tombouctou) que personne d’autre du groupe n’a jamais vue, donc personne pour la remplacer. Que feras-tu?

Tu cours te brancher à EAC_Program_Resource et tu fouilles. Playdates (jeux en groupe)? Challenges (défis)? Ah, voici Counted Thread Projects (projets au fil compté), toujours populaires dans ton groupe. Choisis un projet, saisis ce dont tu as besoin dans tes coffres et te voilà, l’héroïne de l’heure.

Si tu veux t’y aventurer, envoie-moi un courriel à l’adresse cormierf@nbnet.nb.ca et je t’enverrai une invitation. Une fois l’invitation acceptée, tu auras accès aux fichiers et aux photos. De plus est, tu pourras y verser tes idées et tes projets préférés, ou ceux de ton groupe, pour que les autres puissent en profiter aussi.

L’ACB aimerait bien qu’au moins un membre de chaque chapitre local fasse partie d’EAC_Program_Resource. Non, il n’est nécessaire n’y d’obtenir une adresse de courriel Yahoo, ni de vendre ton âme ou tes renseignements personnels, pour jouir de ces ressources.

Is your guild or chapter working on a group project this year? If so, take a look at the new Seminar Group Project policy to help you decide if you'd like enter your group project in this new Member's Exhibition category and award!

At the May 2016 EAC Board meeting the Board decided to include "group projects" in the member's show at upcoming seminars. Work has progressed and now all of the details about the new Seminar Group Project Award and the necessary forms are on the EAC website.
Make plans to submit your group project for display at Seminar 2017: Rock, Paper, Scissors!
    Jessica Marquez stitching a constellation pattern on a dark blue table runner
    Jessica Marquez from Design Sponge
    Sometimes it’s hard to come up with stitched gifts for the boys and men in our lives. I’ve recently found some ideas that would be suitable for most males, maybe even some of the females, in your life!

    This isn’t new, and I’m not sure where I originally saw it, but doing a quick and simple zodiac symbol or constellation chart would provide a nice top for a box or a piece of art.

    On Design Sponge, Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino, shares a constellation map as a table runner. She uses sequins for the stars.

    pattern of Orion constellation
    From Oh Crafts
    For a simpler version, you can find an image of a nice collection of small framed constellations on the Oh Crafts website. The creator, Diana, uses French knots for the stars. Unfortunately, the link to the complete project is now private. Luckily, you can find some patterns on the Mrs. Home Economist website. Just scroll down to the "Constellation Lacing Card" link (in yellow), to download patterns. The Martha Stewart website has patterns for all of the zodiac symbols available in a project for a lighted piece of wall art.

    If you're looking for something more complicated sophisticated, you download and translate a whole hemisphere from the Constellation Guide website. The links to a wide variety of maps are at the top of the page, above the name of the site when viewed on Chrome, my web browser. If you click on the map of the northern hemisphere from this page, it opens in a new window and you can click on it a second time to enlarge even more.

    For a more terrestrial, 3D project, Needlework Traditions offers a free pattern for a globe.

    Another option is to stitch a planet, or a series. You can find the patterns on sale at Navid Baraty’s Etsy site.

    detail of an embroidered DNA helix
    From Pamela Buchan's Etsy Store
    Other planetary patterns are also available on Etsy. Maybe molecules are more his speed? Check the patterns by Pamela Buchan. Make your own pattern for a special molecule - the MolView website (note that there is a popup window asking you to subscribe/let the site see your user data; I clicked "no" and "continue" and was able to access the site without problems) lets you enter any molecule name to see a model. You can right click and save the images.

    Please note that I have not tested these projects, they are provided as inspiration only. I am not suggesting that anyone break copyright laws, I am providing the links as inspiration for your personal use only. - Kathryn

    Do you have any ideas to share? If so, add them as a comment below!

    cushion made with Florentine Fun embroidered canvas
    Florentine Fun by designer Catherine Gates
    As part of the EAC Education Committee's ongoing updates, Education Director Jennie Wolter has announced another Group Correspondence Course, Florentine Fun by designer Catherine (Kit) Gates.

    Test students have chosen a variety of colour ways -- choose your favourite for this beautiful project!

    embroidered canvas with a variety of stitches that create texture
    Florentine Fun in blacks and greys.

    embroidered canvas with a variety of stitches that create texture
    Colourful Florentine Fun Cushions

    embroidered canvas with a variety of stitches that create texture
    Framed Florentine Fun in Pinks and Mauves
    Remember that all EAC courses are for members only. Find out how to become a member on our website!

    embroidered canvas with a variety of stitches and fibres that create texture
    Ahwahnee as stitched by designer, Lorene Salt
    The EAC Education Committee has been working diligently to bring new courses to members. EAC Education Director Jennie Wolter says, "Educational opportunities do take time to develop, write, test, revise and then offer to our members.  Your past Education Directors have been busy developing many of these new offerings.  I am delighted to share what these latest and greatest opportunities include."

    A new year-long Group Correspondence Course by Lorene Salt, titled Ahwahnee, is open for registration. Lorene says, "This piece was inspired by the large stained glass windows in the Great Room of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park." Get all of the details about this exciting new course on the EAC website.

    Jennie, was test stitching Ahwahnee in a different colour way during Seminar 2016 and has used her finished piece to create a special bag.
    embroidered canvas with variety of stitches and fibres that create lots of texture
    Ahwahnee as stitched by EAC Education Director, Jennie Wolter
    large tote bag with Ahwahnee stitched canvas on the front as a decorative panel
    Jennie Wolter's Ahwahnee added to the front of a bag
    For those who want to work on their own, remember that we also have a new Online Correspondence Course, Echoes of Glass, registering until November 30, 2016.

    Remember that all EAC courses are for members only. Find out how to become a member on our website!

    Find out more at the Embroiderers' Association of Canada website.
    EAC is not responsible for content at external links provided within this blog.

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    Our aim is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the Art of Embroidery through education and networking.

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