Connecting the Threads - Roses Challenge
Our Presentation In A Box committee is proposing achallenge for all EAC members. 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 July 20, 2015.
Our new online course An Apple A Day by Diane Scott. This three-dimensional piece is for experienced beginners and intermediate stitchers. Registration begins on August 1, 2015 with the course starting October 15, 2015.
We also have two new author-owned courses: Delft Tile Design in Silk and Gold by Margaret Vant Erve and Shockwave, a beginner canvaswork piece by Lorene Salt.
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 ~ Intermediate Hardanger
Continue your counted threadwork studies with this great course. Our Intermediate Hardanger course. It will help you build upon your foundation in this rewarding form of 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.
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.
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!
From Our 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!