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.

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The Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC) is a national non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to have a fellowship of persons who enjoy needlework and wish to learn and share their knowledge; and thereby to work towards maintaining higher standards of design, colour and workmanship.

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

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