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.
Welcome to Spring! Members shared a large range of pieces celebrating "Spring" at our March Zoom Gathering and it certainly is wonderful for inspiration to live where the seasons change regularly. Embroidery and Textile Art continue to keep us all engaged in spite of not being able to yet meet in person.
Inspiration Day was held virtually on March 4 with Trina O'Rourke from The Cotton Harvest Shop in Seaforth teaching us 16 stitches, Sue Spargo style, to complete our bird projects, many of which have been shown on social media. It was a great day with over 50 members participating.
As the weather warms up and Covid restrictions allow, we look forward to being able to gather in person at Gibbons Park on Thursday afternoons. In the meantime, casual Zoom gatherings will allow us to stitch and chat together.
Instructors for Summer Workshop in June are Richard McVetis and Takashi Iwasaki and registration is now open to non-members. See the "Workshops" tab for more information.
The Executive is moving ahead with plans to have a half-way normal guild experience next year with things much as they are now continuing through to December. Registration will take place in August with the opportunity to select classes for the Fall term. Hopefully we will be able to return to Wesley-Knox in January, 2022 and a blend of in-person and virtual Winter classes can be chosen in October.
CEG, London Executive
Ontario Network of Needleworkers
Read the ONN Newsletter for Summer 2020.
Stay healthy and happy stitching.
CEG, London Executive
Summer Workshop 2021
Summer Workshop 2021 is planned for June 7 to 12, in a virtual format. Our guest instructors are Takashi Iwasaki and Richard McVetis. Registration is now open and you may find all information on the website under Workshops in the Programs section.
Our 50th Anniversary
Our 50th anniversary celebration "Evolution and Diversity of Textile Arts" is planned to occur during our 2021-2022 year and will be a year-long celebration with several workshops in June. Details will be posted on our website early next year.
Information regarding our 50th Anniversary Gold Challenge is included in our 50th Anniversary section.
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.