Bridging Stitches will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). Located on 140 acres in Charlottetown, UPEI has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (established 1834) and St. Dunstan's University (established 1855). The campus is a reflection of the character of UPEI on many levels — a complementary blend of old and new, of tradition and innovation.
Teachers have been chosen for the diversity of their classes and we welcome them from Canada, Australia, the UK and USA. These teachers will bring exquisite projects and expertise to share with all of us. Plan on attending the Informal Stitch-In to visit with our teachers and share stories.
The tours we have planned are exciting and will provide a sample of PEI's unique character. The skilled craftspeople are busy year-round, producing one-of-a-kind treasures you won't find anywhere else. Take in the beauty of the land on your way to the mills with woven creations made with wool from their own sheep and alpaca, the pottery studios that display and sell decorative and functional items, seasoned woodworkers turning out cups and bowls, and stained glass, wrought iron, and handmade soaps. They are all here! The artisans of PEI make it a special and unforgettable place to visit. A one-day tour just isn't enough to capture the flavour of PEI, so plan on spending more time before or after Seminar to sample and enjoy Canada's smallest province.
At Bridging Stitches, plan on learning new techniques, making new friends, catching up with old friends and enjoying beautiful Prince Edward Island.
We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Linda Brenner, Joyce Gill, Sue Thomas & Kerry Leslie