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Winter Ornament Exchange

This third annual winter ornament exchange will be hosted by the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts in Truro, Nova Scotia. You may find all the details on our Exchanges page.

Project 150

Learn how to participate in our Project 150!

Connecting the Threads - Roses Challenge

Our Presentation In A Box committee is proposing achallenge for all EAC members.Gold Rose We would like to create two sets of display roses—one for the Prairie Pacific region and another for the Atlantic Central region. These would be available for chapters or guilds—or guilds-to-be to use in any educational way they can think of.

We challenge YOU—or your Chapter or Guild—to make one (or even more!) rose in your favourite stitch technique and send it in to the committee by October 15, 2015.

For details, check out our Roses page. We also have the information in YourEAC. The page was updated September 18, 2015.

New Courses

Please note that all courses are available to current members of EAC only. Check with our Education Directorif you have any questions or concerns.

Delft Tile

Delft Tile Design in Silk and Gold by Margaret Vant Erve. This pretty tulip author-owned design is an adaptation from a 19th century tile from Delft, Holland, renowned for its distinctive tiles. The embroidery is worked on a beautiful silk wool blend fabric using soie d’alger silks and gold thread. The student will learn long and short, split and fishbone stitch as well as gold couching.


Shockwave, an author-owned beginner canvaswork piece by Lorene Salt designed to showcase interesting techniques such as Bargello, a layered board, crescent petal flower clusters, and a variety of canvaswork stitches. Each corner is different so a lot of stitches are covered.

Winter Ornament Exchange

This third annual winter ornament exchange will be hosted by the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts in Truro, Nova Scotia. You may find all the details on our Exchanges page.

Featured Course ~ Basic Crewel Embroidery

Try our Basic Crewel Embroidery course. You will begin to develop skills in creatively stitching the basic stitches. As well, you will become familiar with Crewel's historical past, begin applying colour theory, and learning the design process for Crewel embroidery.

Let Your Creativity Out!

You have a designer inside trying to get out! Challenge yourself and see your design published in Embroidery Canada and/or the blog and right here on the website. More information may be found on our Challenges page.

Workshops, Seminars and Event Listings

You may now find listings for events in your area on our Resources page as well as in YourEAC. There are listings for events across Canada, and internationally!

Try A New Stitch

Courtesy of our Youth Stitchers, Try A New Stitch is a great, and growing, reference of stitches that both beginning and experienced stitchers will find useful. Each stitch is thoroughly diagrammed, explained and available as a PDF making this a valuable resource to print and keep. Next time you need a new stitch, look no further than Try A New Stitch!

The Youth Projects Page also has some great projects to try.

Heritage Collection Items

Janice Routley, our Heritage specialist introduces us to some really fabulous pieces including a religious embroidery meticulously researched by Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild member Dot From. Sadly Dot passed away on February 12, 2015.

There are other articles as well to inspire and introduce you to the special items Janice catalogues for EAC.

Military Outreach Initiative

EAC is reaching out to currently serving military personnel and military spouses who are stitchers or want-to-be stitchers and introduce you to EAC. Learn more about EAC's Military Outreach Initiative.

From Our President...

Beryl Burnett, President

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC) website. EAC is a national, non-profit organization of people who enjoy needlework and wish to practice, learn, and expand their knowledge. Through fellowship with other stitchers and access to the very best needlework designers and teachers, we hope to achieve higher standards of design, colour, and workmanship, and have some fun along the way! Our organization's mandate is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the Art of Embroidery through education and networking.

Why not take some time to browse through our website and learn more about our exciting organization. Feel free to contact any member of our Board if you have questions. We encourage you to join us and experience all of the pleasures our members already share. Thank you for visiting our website, and happy stitching!

Beryl Burnett

In the Fall 2015
Embroidery Canada...

The upcoming Spring issue cover of Embroidery Canada

Upcoming Events

New!! Seminar 2016 Enter our draw for up to $500 in Seminar registration fees!

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