Shockwave will not be available as and EAC project course after September 30, 2018.

Shockwave is a beginner canvas work piece designed to showcase interesting techniques such as bargello, a layered board, crescent petal flower clusters, and a variety of canvas work stitches. Each corner is different so a lot of stitches are covered.

central diamond shaped medallion surrounded by radiating waves of colour
EAC Course by Lorene Salt
The stitches for this piece fall into the five main categories of straight, diagonal, cross, tied and looped, and decorative.

You will pick a colour of Caron Watercolours, and then pull colours from this thread to build your colour palette using #5 Perle Cotton. Metallics are used as an accent. Get all of the details for Shockwave on the EAC website.
woman holding a completed embroidery project of a red and purple bird, a red prize ribbon and a box with a pendant in it
Patty Hawkins with her Elinor Thomas Award and winning project.
Patty Hawkins of the Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild (WEG) was awarded the Eleanor Thomas Award for "Flight from Tuscany," one of her seminar 2017 class projects. Patty was the recipient of a 2017 seminar grant and took Alison Cole's "Flight from Tuscany" and the Jane Nicholas "Slate Japanese Butterfly" classes.

two hands holding a stumpwork project of a red and purple bird with am elaborate tail adorned with gold spangles, surrounded by red, purple and small gold flowers and gold vines
Flight from Tuscany
stitched by Patty Hawkins & designed by Alison Cole
Eleanor Thomas was a founding member of WEG and the EAC. She was a vibrant woman who promoted the guild and needlework, bringing suitcases of books for us to peruse and order to every meeting. She attended every seminar, until her health prevented her from doing this, and WEG honours her memory with an annual award voted on by members.
small spiral bound book with a silver thimble picture on the cover
Shuswap Needle Arts Guild Needle Guide
10th Anniversary Silver Thimble Cover

Shuswap Needle Arts Guild will be bringing copies of their needle guide to Seminar 2018: Bridging Stitches/Un pont entre les points in July.

This little book is attractively laid out with various types of needles and a description of their use. The book covers ball point needles to tapestry needles, with eleven in between! The left page shows images of the needles along with a description and use. The right page has an attached piece of felt for needle storage, and underneath, a list of needle sizes and the threads used with those.

They have a limited number of copies each cover - with the guild's 10th anniversary silver thimble or the S.N.A.G. logo. You can pre-order your needle guide by email. Be sure to note which cover you want, your name and the name of the person who will be picking your up during seminar.

small spiral bound book with a colourful thimble design on the cover
Shuswap Needle Arts Guild Needle Guide
S.N.A.G. Logo Cover

Delft Tile Design
EAC Course by Margaret Vant Erve
Margaret Vant Erve's pretty tulip design is an adaptation from a 19th century tile from Delft, Holland, renowned for its distinctive tiles. As of September 30, 2018, the course will no longer be available through the EAC.

The embroidery is worked on a beautiful silk wool blend fabric using Soie d’alger silks and gold thread. Margaret is offering a kit option. Get all of the details about the Delft Tile Design course on the EAC website.
Find out more at the Embroiderers' Association of Canada website.
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About EAC

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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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