Photo of outline of Vancouver Island, with a red thread winding through the land.

Beyond the Edge

EAC Seminar 2019, Victoria, BC

Photo of stumpwork sweets in bright colours using traditional techniques. Can be mounted on pink and white stripped fabric.101 Contemporary Stumpwork Sweets - Kate Barlow


Ribbon wrapped beads, canvas work, cord making, beading and surface embroidery combine to create these bright and contemporary stumpwork sweets. Using traditional techniques, you will learn to make a cord candy cane, tent stitched humbugs, silk-wrapped bonbons, and beaded candies that can be mounted onto pink candy-striped fabric or used to decorate other projects.

Technique: surface embroidery, canvas work, wrapped beads, beadwork
Skill Level: intermediate
Pre-work: none
Size: 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm)
Kit Cost: $55

Photo of black trinket box with goldwork surrounding wings102 Beetle Wing Trinket Box - Alison Cole


This sweet little trinket box features a beetle wing spiral flower along with three little garnet hooped flowers.  Your kit includes all the embroidery supplies and the trinket box.

Technique: goldwork
Skill Level: all welcome
Pre-work: none
Size: embroidery – 2.75“x 2 “(7cm x 5cm) and the box - 4” x 3 “x 2” (10cm x 7.5cm x 5cm)
Kit Cost: $70

Photo of embossed yellow and white beads to created raised flowers using Traditional Native beadwork techniques.103 The Raised Floral Bead Pendant - Naomi Smith


Embossed beaded flowers and leaves are the cornerstone of the raised bead embroidery developed and popularized by the Victorian Native women of the Great Lakes and upper New York state. This workshop is designed as an introduction to the “art of flowering” – a term used to describe the methods used to create these uniquely raised flowers and leaves present on Native beadwork from the 1800s.  The completed project can be used as a necklace or a hair piece. Traditional Native teachings will be part of the learning experience.

Technique: Native embossed bead embroidery
Skill Level: all levels
Pre-work: none
Size: 3.75” x 3.75” (9.5cm x 9.5cm)
Kit Cost: $45

Photo of colour swatches, colour wheel, thread wraps and a grey scale.104 Value of Colour - Gail Harker

Colour has so many aspects, but one of the most important is value.  Discover the many qualities of colour value.  You will learn how to look at colour value, how to understand it, and complete hands-on exercises that will give you an experience of working with colour value. You will be using a gray scale, colour swatches, the colour wheel, and thread wraps in the practical exercises.  You’ll come away with an understanding that will allow you to open the door to combine colour values that make your compositions sing, no matter the media.

Technique: notebook course
Skill Level: all levels
Pre-work: none
Size: standard notebook 8.5” x 11” (21.5cm x 28cm) and a small sketchbook – 6” x 8” (15cm x 20cm) or 9” x 9” (23cm x 23cm)
Kit Cost: $20.00