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.
CEG, London is in the midst of celebrating its 50th Anniversary. A highlight was the Gala held at Western on June 11 when many of us gathered to celebrate our past, present and future. Over the 50 years, the Guild has evolved and grown and gained a reputation as a fine place for embroiderers and textile artists to learn and share our love for what we do.
The past two and a half years presented new challenges when the Pandemic forced us to find new ways of gathering but we did it! Now we can look forward to a year that should combine some of the old ways of doing things with some of the new approaches we've learned.
Registration for fall classes will take place between August 10 and August 31. See details under Programs. There are classes available in the morning, afternoon, and evening as well as virtually. There is something for everyone!
Our Annual General Meeting will occur on September 10 over Zoom where all will have an opportunity to discuss the future plans of our Guild. We are committed to a return of our core values: to learn, to create, and to celebrate.
Have a peek at the most recent gallery "Class Work, 2021-2022".
Read our Covid Policy as of Aug 1, 2022.
Ontario Network of Needleworkers
Read the ONN Newsletter for April 2022.
Stay healthy and happy stitching.
Meet the Artist
Saturday October 22 2:30-3:30pm at the Central Library
Jessie Amery shares her embroidery art! Learn about local artists and the mediums in which they work at our Meet the Artist lecture series. Includes a visual presentation and Q&A. Exhibit of works by Jessie and inspirational friends from The Canadian Embroiderers Guild of London, Oct 4-29. (2 hrs free parking in Citi Plaza).
Busy Bodies with UK Mixed Media/textile artist, Rachael Singleton - an online workshop on Zoom
Saturday November 19 & 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In this 2-day MEMBERS ONLY workshop, we will construct a simple 3D form that we will then use as our canvas to recreate and preserve the memory of an occasion, a place, or a person. This class will be an exploration of how to create a visual reminder of a cherished memory requiring only basic sewing and stitching skills. Full details are available on the Announcement page in the Members section and the registration link will be live in October.
Western University, Winter Semester, 2023
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.