Education

Program – 2021-2022 -information about the program is provided to members at the monthly guild meetings.

Postcards From Around the World

2020 saw the World in the hands of a Pandemic. COVID 19 found its way into the lives of every household. The media has focused on many countries known well yet has exposed other countries not as well known.

Today June 2021 – the future looks promising. Vaccines are here, doors are slowly opening, people are peeking out their windows like a new bloom poking its head through the fresh soil.  Resilient are we.

While it is still not advisable to travel in person, it is a thought that one could travel within our own walls. To explore the World that has been presented to us these last many months, a world that today is at our fingertips. Just a stroke of a key we can explore a culture, a people, or a history – for us an embroidery history of the countries one has been introduced to.

The Postcard – Embroideries from around the World will explore a culture, an identity and or a people relative to its country. The goal is to learn and to produce a postcard size embroidery to show where you have been in your journey.

At the end of the year your postcards will uncover 12 different, unique embroideries from 12 different countries.

Postcard size 4x6inches

Can use any fabric, threads, and other relative materials. This is a “use what you have” project so try not to purchase anything. Reach out to your Guild members and ask if they have just the right thing you require. I Am sure there are lots of people who would like to share.

We will be having a show and share during our regular meetings. It will be exciting to see where you have been.

Ok so pack your bags with threads and fabrics and let’s get out to some intense travel.

Buckle your seatbelts…

Here we GO!!! …………

Workshop – 2021-2022

Group Project Winter of 2022

Fairy House by Kathleen Laurel Sage

This lovely kit makes one, lined 3D fairy house. Stitched on soft felt, it is embellished with ribbons, beads, buttons and stitches of your choice. The kit comes complete with pattern, full instructions and all the supplies you need to complete the project. Some machine sewing is required. Let your inner child play with this fairy house. Kit cost is $80.00 and payment must be made before the kits are ordered. For more information contact the guild.

Prairie Sketch Brooch – Sunday February 27, 2022 10 am- 3pm via Zoom

Dive into your stash of fabric snippets and create a one-of-a-kind fabric brooch, feature your favorite threads and stitches or try something new, the choice is yours …

Whether you’re a beginner or expert stitcher, everyone can create their own unique piece of wearable art. From design concept to finished project, you will be guided through the process needed to make your fabric brooch by Siri McCormick from Calgary, Alberta.

Once registered in this workshop, you will receive [in advance via email] a workshop handout that includes full instructions on how to construct a stitched sketched brooch, tips for layouts and construction, ideas for inclusions and finishing with lots of photos included throughout! You can choose between construction your piece by hand or using a sewing machine [but it is way more fun by hand].

Participants will need to have on hand; a variety of colorful fabric remnants [cotton or cotton blend], variety of threads to be used for stitching [sewing and embroidery threads], needles, scissors, a small piece of cotton or muslin for the base to stitch pieces onto, solid color piece of felt or wool melton [for a sturdy background] and a brooch pin clasp. Please come prepared with an idea or two for a prairie landscape design or a photo.

Cost for Guild members is $35.00 paid in advance. Non-member cost is $45.00

Contact Karen at b.williams2@sasktel.net before February 15, 2022 if you are interested in taking this workshop. Limited spaces are available.

EAC News

EAC/ACB’s 50th Anniversary Celebration has begun.  Please visit the eac-acb.ca website to view the upcoming events.  

The “Traveling Twinchie Project” is now open for registration and can be found on the opening page of the website (no need to login to the member only site to view the details).

Registration is open from now until November 1, 2021.  Why do you need to register?  Participants are placed in groups of 12, with participants from different geographical areas.  The plan is to stitch mini pieces of embroidery (2″ x 2″) for others to receive from them.  The finished project will represent friends from near and far. (further details and pictures can be found on the website).

Register by sending an email to celebrating50@eac-acb.ca.  Put in the subject line – TRAVELING TWINCHIE PROJECT. Provide the technique (Surface embroidery, Canvas or Counted) you wish to stitch in the email body.

This is a fun event with beautiful results for the participants.  A wonderful embroidery piece created by EAC/ACB friends for Celebrate 50.  Let’s join in the celebration!