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.
Winter is looming and the end of 2020 will soon be here. The fall term of virtual classes is coming to a close and all who participated have found them to be a very positive experience. New skills have been learned (including the brave use of technology by our teachers) and the camaraderie of sharing with classmates has been wonderful. Our Education team is planning for the winter term with even more classes. All are heartily encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.
The Guild is doing well, we are afloat and we are pleased to welcome eight new members.
Our librarian is visiting Wesley-Knox weekly to update choices available and continues to provide members with the opportunity to pick up and drop off books in her courtyard on Mondays.
And Zoom Gatherings on third Thursdays are a wonderful opportunity to "see" so many people and hear what is going on. The Afternoon Program team has worked hard planning for us and we can look forward to extending into May and June with our Gatherings. The Zoom format will allow us to have access to speakers from further afield. The November guest speaker was Debbie Ziraldo who gave an excellent presentation on Alpaca farming. The December Gathering will emulate our usual final meeting of the calendar year with festive food and activities as well as Show and Share from the fall classes. All are encouraged to wear a Festive Mask!
And finally, some wise words from Maya Angelou:
"Not everything you create will be a masterpiece, but, you get out there and try, and sometimes it really happens......other times you're just stretching your soul".
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 11. Our guest instructors are Karen Astrid Clark and Richard McVetis. More details will be announced at a later date.
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, Fall Semester, 2021
We will again be co-teaching our "Expressive Stitching with the Guild" course through the Department of Visual Arts available to all Western students.