Work in progress. How a room goes quiet when concentration hits. All those who participated in this one enjoyed perfecting their skills on this project. Some day they may even share some photos of the finished projects. Hint Hint
September 2016 was the beginning of our drawn thread work. Here is an example that was shown to us by the instructor.
On September 17th, the Guild will be leading a short class at the Forest Heights Library, on the technique of Bargello. Bargello is an easy embroidery technique to learn, made up of straight stitches on a grid-like fabric called canvas. If you’re interested in trying it out, we’d love to teach you! In the meantime, take a look at some of the work we currently have on display at the Forest Heights Library. Click on the photos to get a closer look.
You can register for the class on the KPL website’s event calendar:
Look for Embroidery Techniques with KW Embroiderers, on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. There is a class size limit of 8 people, so don’t wait too long to register. We hope to see you there!
Our Guild does not have regular meetings during the summer like we do during our official guild year (September – May). However, we still keep busy! In July, we had a display of our work, and hosted a stitch-in where others could join or watch what we were working on. Here are some photos of our display at Pioneer Park Library in Kitchener.
At the end of April, embroidery guilds across Ontario gathered together for the Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN) annual meeting. This year it was hosted by the Toronto Guild of Stitchery. Representatives of each guild sat in to make decisions that will help this Network run smoothly. You can learn more about ONN by visiting the website here.
Each guild was able to display some of the work their members had created. These are some photos of our display. Items we had created from some lessons in Carrickmacross Lace earlier in the guild year received a fair amount of attention from some of the other guilds. You can see them in the bottom left photo.