Education

Workshops

Fall Workshops

  • Play Day – Saturday September 7 – 10 am to 4 pm at the Neil Balkwill Centre. Come play with the gang, everyone is welcome, bring a friend and a project either completely new or a UFO.  The day will be full of fellowship as well as a project well on its way to completion.  Cost is dependant on the number of participants as the cost to rent the room will be divided equally – approximately $5-$10.  See you there.
  • Sex-Hexi OrnamentSunday September 22 9:30 to 3:30 with Adriane Forsythe.  Adriane will lead the day creating a crazy quilted hexi with centres of pure gold.  This class is sure to delight all levels of stitchers and is a wonderful warm up for the new stitch season.  The class will be held at the Cattlemens’ Office. Sign up at the guild meeting on September 10th.  A supply list will be given at the time of sign up.  Cost – $25 – members/$35 non-members  with $5.00 supply fee.
  •  Landscape Postcard – Sunday October 20 9:30 to 3:30 with  Heather Grover.  Under Heather’s guidance participants will explore unique ways to paint, stitch and collage a Saskatchewan Prairie scene.  This Class will be held at the Cattlemens’ office.  A supply list will be given at the October meeting. Cost  – $30 for members/$40 non members.

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 create a sketch book learning techniques demonstrated by our very own members.  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.