CEG is now meeting at Wesley Knox United Church, 91 Askin St.
We were all disappointed to learn of the cancellation of the Ailsa Craig Quilt and Fibre Arts Festival. Since the announcement, Cynthia McNair has been working very diligently with the CEG executive, and Bettina Matzkuhn will be visiting our Guild and presenting her two workshops: Mappa! Cartography in cloth and OCD! Obsessive Chain-stitch Disorder.
Bettina is a well-known embroiderer from Vancouver and her work can be viewed on her website
Mappa! is a 3 day workshop offered on May 22 to May 24 and OCD! is a one day workshop offered on May 26. These workshops are being held at Wesley Knox United Church. Full details are provided here.
CEG London Summer Workshop 2017
Join us in London for our annual Summer Workshop, each year during the first week in June, we bring in exciting teachers from across the country and beyond. This year, we will be learning to knit with copper wire and the fine art of doll making.
June 6 & 7
In this workshop you will cover the basics of knitting with copper wire and create small sculptural pieces and lace knitting samples and experiment with freeform knitting. You will learn techniques for hammering and shaping your work, along with means of colouring copper using green patina solutions, black patina and heat. You will also learn to seals pieces with shellac, varnish or wax.
June 8 & 9
In this workshop you will create a one of a kind art doll. You start with creating and stitching a fabric collage for the doll body and learn how to use a water soluble stabilizer and decorative stitches to create lacy thread embellishments. Lucy will then guide you through the creation of both flat and sculpted faces and hands with individual fingers. Finish with a little hand embroidery and beading or add purchase trims. Your doll can be simply elegant or wildly elaborate.
Registration form here