New Project Course

tulips stitched in the blackwork technique in which the density of the stitching pattern gives dimension to the shape of the subject

Spring Tulips: Intermediate Blackwork Project

This course reviews the basic principles of blackwork, to create these elegant Spring Tulips. In addition to the dimensional stitching, you will be working with tulle, fabric markers, fabric paint and embroidery floss on 32 count linen.

EAC has a kit option available for this new project course. Get all of the Spring Tulips details on the EAC website.

scene of a field of lupine flowers and a mountain background
My Secret Garden/Mon jardin secret by Nicole GĂ©linas

Are you thinking about attending Seminar 2018: Bridging Stitches/Un pont entre les points? Have you daydreamed about stitching the extraordinary class projects being offered? If so, you might also want to think about applying for one of EAC’s Seminar Grants.

There are three $500 grants available, one for the east, one for the west and a grant for a member who has never attended an EAC seminar. The candidate’s place of residence will determine which grant they should apply for.

two embroidered chipmunks sitting on a bed of little purple flowers
Chipmunks by Tanja Berlin

Take some time today to review the Seminar Grant Guidelines and start your application! The grant applications must be delivered to the EAC Vice President, Dianna Thorne, no later than November 1, 2017.
two small dolls with curly hair, embroidered faces and fabric clothing
Mini Misses by Edwina Sutherland

Once again, the Seminar Committee has done a fantastic job of finding teachers this year. In all, there are 27 classes on offer at BridgingStitches/Un pont entre les points. Instructors from Australia, the UK, the US and Canada are coming to offer classes in a wide range of contemporary and traditional techniques – some of them combined!
  • Canvas work
  • Surface embroidery
  • Stumpwork
  • Thread painting
  • Goldwork
  • Montmellick with stumpwork
  • Brazilian embroidery with trapunto
  • Brazilian embroidery
  • Tambour beading
  • Counted thread specialty stitches
  • Blackwork
  • Hardanger
  • Shadow work
  • Crewel
  • Pulled thread
  • Beading
  • Doll making

embroidered magnolia flower applied to an embroidered background with leaves
Magnolia Revisited by Pam Cousins
Have you taken a look at the classes yet? If so, have you made your choices?
Award-winning EAC member and teacher, Lorene Salt, has a display at the Colleen Abbott Gallery in the Aurora Public Library, Aurora, Ontario. Titled Needlepoint Taken to the Nth Degree, this show features several pieces of Lorene’s colourful works. The show runs from September 5 to October 6, 2017. Please confirm the times at the Aurora Public Library website

For those who aren’t able to travel to Aurora, the Aurora Public Library has posted a video to YouTube, where you can see and hear Lorene talking about some her pieces on display. 

As part of the show, Lorene will be stitching in public on Saturday, September 30 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. It’s so appropriate that this event is part of the library’s Culture Days events!

To experience some of the Lorene Salt design magic, you can join her in any of her three project courses currently available through EAC.


For those looking for a short project (that is a great stash-buster, too), Lorene’s upcoming cyber course through EAC is Kelmscott. Register soon so you don’t miss out – the deadline is September 30, 2017! 
This cyber course is offered in three lessons, one a month for three months, plus an extra month for "life"! Classes begin November 1, 2017.

framed embroidery piece stitched in the shape of a flower  with each petal in a different pattern
Kelmscott by Lorene Salt


Included in the display is Awahnee, an intermediate level project course, over 12 months, available to EAC members. 

canvas work embroidered abstract pattern in nine sections
Awhnee by Lorene Salt


Lorene is also offering a beginner level project course, Shockwave, over the course of a year. Six lessons every two months allow ample time for people with busy and hectic work schedules to take this course.  The timeframe can be adjusted.

canvas work embroidery in a diamond shaped abstract design
Shockwave by Lorene Salt

Learn more about Lorene’s designs, teaching schedule and teaching pieces, and what inspires her on her website at Lorene Salt Needle Arts

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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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