by Judy Cooper
a repost from her blog Judy Cooper Textile Images

The Kopanang Universe Canticle is a traveling exhibit created by women in the Kopanang Community in South Africa. I was fortunate to see this body of work during the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival last month.

This collection of 35 stunning hand embroidered wall hangings depicts the universe's story of evolution but also reveals and strengthens the spirit of the Kopanang community. The intricately embroidered panels tell the story of the universe as interpreted by 17 Kopanang women as a means to celebrate life and creation.

Here's part of the display.

Many thanks to Judy for allowing us to repost her article. Be sure to check Judy's blog to see more of her photos of this exhibit and to read more about her love of fibres of all sorts.
The Bridging Stitches/Un pont entre les points team is looking forward to seeing you in Charlottetown in July 2018. Hosted by EAC's Virtual Threads (VT) and Lady's Slipper Needle Arts Guild (LSNAG), plans are well underway for Seminar 2018.

Recently the "feet on the ground team," members of LSNAG, have been doing trial runs of the tours that are being offered on the free day, Friday, July 20. Four tours are being offered:
  1. East Point – Ocean, Artisans, and Nature
  2. Belfast – Fibres, Artisans, and Wine
  3. Anne – the Bridge, the Gulf, and Green Gables
  4. Rustico – Looms, Lambs and Lighthouse
Here's a sneak peek video of the tours!

Green Gables | Photo: Joyce Gill

Find out more about the tours and other Seminar 2018 offerings on the seminar website
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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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