It is the philosophy of the Guild that there are no limits to the materials used in modern embroidery and that embroidery is neither confined to fabrics alone, nor limited to surface decoration.
We believe that embroidery is a fine art form and that there is no one way to create art, and no single best way to work with fabric.
We Made it to 50!
I joined Embroiderers' Guild, London about 12ish years ago because I was new to London and needed to make some friends. Our Guild is good at caring, sharing and being supportive. We do lots of needlework but it was the diversity that drew me in. e.g., basketry, beading, dyeing, weaving, book making etc. etc. After all we are a Textile Arts Group.
We are lucky to be doing virtual meetings, speakers and classes again this year.
Please check out our 50th Anniversary Summer Workshops that open to the public later in the fall. We have eight teachers, local and international, who are offering creative and unique workshops. Classes don't work for you? Come hear our guest speaker—Harriet Riddell from the UK.
Quote: Creativity is intelligence having fun. Albert Einstein
Kathie Morgan, President.
Ontario Network of Needleworkers
Read the ONN Newsletter for October 2021.
Stay healthy and happy stitching.
Our 50th Anniversary
Our 50th anniversary is almost upon us and 2021-2022 will be a year-long celebration of "Evolution and Diversity of Textile Arts".
- Eleven wonderful workshops with Canadian and international artists are booked between June 6 to 17, 2022.
- A preview of our guest artists and their workshops is available.
- Welcome to our 50th Anniversary Workshops - General Information
- The workshops will be held at Western University.
Information regarding our 50th Anniversary Gold Challenge is included in our 50th Anniversary section.
** Registration for CEG, London Members opens at 9 am on October 25, 2021.
** Non-members and students may register beginning at 9 am on November 22, 2021.
Note: Harriet Riddell's workshop "Free Motion StoryTelling" has been postponed to 2023.
Inspiration Day 2022 - an online workshop
An Introduction to Textile Offcuts with Isabel Fletcher
This young British textile designer, whose speciality is the use of industrial textile offcuts and scraps to produce new work, will help us to see the potential in our own scraps and then show us how to combine them in new ways. This CEG Members only Zoom workshop will take place January 15, 2022, from 9:30 to 3:30 and the cost is a very reasonable $35.00 with no additional kit fee. Find additional details in Members Announcements.
Western University, Winter Semester, 2022
We will again be co-teaching our "Embroidering with the Guild" course through the Department of Visual Arts available to all Western Students. The course will be on Tuesdays.