We are a national non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to have a fellowship of persons who enjoy needlework and wish to learn and share their knowledge; and thereby to work towards maintaining higher standards of design, colour and workmanship. Our aim is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the Art of Embroidery through education and networking. Read more about EAC or learn about Membership with the Embroiderers' Association of Canada. We hope you enjoy visiting our website!
A Message From Our President: Welcome to the EAC Website. As you browse our pages you will see that Needlework is a hobby and an art form with aspects that you might never have imagined. We are fibre artists in techniques both traditional and contemporary. With chapters all across Canada, and members from all around our great country and from other wonderful spots around the globe, we are brought together by our love of needlework. Our two main goals of education and networking come together at our annual Seminars, but are also evident in the needlework education programs we sponsor and the resources available to both chapter and individual members.
We encourage you to consider joining us, whether you are new to working with the threaded needle, or someone who has been enjoying the many aspects of our shared hobby for many years. Our quarterly magazine, Embroidery Canada contains news of chapter happenings across the country, innovative projects, and fascinating articles on all aspects of needlework. Our website, in particular the Members' Only section, will keep you up-to-date on the latest news within the organization as well as fun projects for individual or chapter use. Browse through the site and if you have questions on any aspect of the Embroiderers' Association of Canada, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Board of Directors. We would be very pleased to hear from you.
Our President has issued a challenge to create a piece of needleart inspired by the photography of Canada's Colonel Chris Hadfield, the current Commander of the International Space Station! More information may be found on our Challenges page.
Beaded Jewellery Challenge
Our latest challenge! Stitch an original piece of jewellery using that stash of beads. For more information check out our Challenges page.
Winter Ornament Exchange
A new exchange for those who love to decorate their homes with hand-stitched ornaments. More information can be found on our Exchanges page.
2013 National Stitch in Public Day Resources
Resources for this year's National Stitch in Public Day are now available.
New EAC Publication - A Sampling From The EAC Heritage Collection
We have a new publication on some of the wonderful items held in our Collection in Regina. More information may be found on our Shop EAC page.
Important Notice Regarding Author-Owned Courses
The remaining author-owned group correspondence courses are currently scheduled to finish in 2013. You must be registered for the course, before the advertised closing date, if you wish take these courses.
For more information and course descriptions, please visit our Author-Owned Group Courses page.