Education

Beyond the Edge Seminar 2019

The next EAC seminar is in Victoria BC from May 14-19, 2019.  Entitled “Beyond the Edge”, details of the seminar can be found  on the Embroidery Association of Canada website. There are 3 seminar grants of $500.00 available  to assist guild members with the costs of attending seminar.  Information on how to apply for a grant can be found on the EAC website. Important dates to note:

  • Registration opens November 15, 2018 – sign up is on a first come first served basis and any classes that do not have enough members by January 25, 2019 will be canceled.
  • Registration closes March 1, 2019 and any requests received after that date are up to the discretion of the seminar committee and teachers.

 


Program

November 2018 – Silk Paper Fusion – Silk paper is created by layering silk fibres, soaking the fibre with textile medium or stiffener.  When dry the result is a shimmering silk paper which is very versitile to stitch on.

December 10, 2018 – the annual guild Christmas social will be held from 7-8:30  at the Regina Floral Conservatory.  Note the change of date to Monday from the regular meeting night of Tuesday.  Cost is $10.00. The Regina Floral Conservatory is located at 1450B 4th Avenue.

January 2019 – Padded Bird Project

February 2019 – Padded Bird Project Part 2

March 2019 – Member Stash Sale

April 2019 – Blackwork

May 2019 – White Work

June 2019 – Annual General Meeting and Tea

Workshops

Leann Clifford will be facilitating 5 sessions related to the principles of design.  There is no cost for Guild members.  Non-member fee is $40.00.  All materials will be provided.

  •  February 23, 2019  –  The design principle – marks and lines
  •  March 30, 2019 – Color Theory
  • May 5, 2019 – Balance and Composition
  • June 9, 2019 – Texture – cancelled will be rescheduled in late August or early September

Fall Workshops – dates and locations to be announced

  • Hexagon Patch work – Adriane Forsyeth
  • Landscape Post Card – Heather Grover
  • Felting – Jeannette Luttmer

Program

Program for the fall will include a traditional stitching project and something for members who want to explore design ideas of their own.

  • Casaluguidi Embroidery – this is a highly textured, raised embroidery that includes techniques such as pulled thread, padded and raised embroidery, surface stitching, insertions, tassels and cording. The design is stitched on Belfast linen or Cashel linen.  Elaborate tassels are a very distinctive part of Casalguidi.
  • Sketch Book – members will develop a sketch book learning techniques from each other.  A sketch book is  like a diary to record visual ideas to aid in the process of design.  Regular practice in recording visual ideas leads to an increased confidence with the process of design and encourages creativity.  The sketch book does not have to be technically perfect.  It is a means to an end on an end in itself.