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Drawn Thread

September 2016 was the beginning of our drawn thread work. Here is an example that was shown to us by the instructor.

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Free Mini Course in Bargello Embroidery

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:
http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/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!

Display at Stanley Park Library

In August, we had a stitch-in at Stanley Park, and had some of our work on display there. Here are some photos of the display.

Display at Pioneer Park Library

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.

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2016 Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN)

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.

Teaching at Stanley Park Library

Every once in a while we break up our normal routine and do a special event. This morning we went to Stanley Park Library and taught a lovely group of people how to make a Christmas ornament. Our guild member Maria created the original design.

Thank you to all our guild members who helped prepare and teach, and a big thank you to our students who made the event a rewarding experience! We had lots of fun with you!

Embroidery Display at Stanley Park Library

Stanley Park Library Embroidery Display 2014

Stanley Park Library Embroidery Display 2014

This is a display of some of our work which was shown at the Stanley Park library last year.