On Display

The Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2024 - Peterborough will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.  Please visit  Fibre Fest and Sale 2024 for more information on this upcoming event.  We were at the Peterborough Square on May 13, 2023. Please see here for more information on this successful event: Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2023

Blackwork Workshop

Thank you to Norah for volunteering to lead a Blackwork Workshop to interested members. Norah hosted the workshop in her home on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Norah distributed instructions at our May General Meeting on what to bring for the workshop and the guild provided the fabric required – a choice of 14 ct Aida cloth or 28 ct even weave linen. We were reminded that although this type of stitch is traditionally done with black embroidery thread, any colour embroidery thread can be used.

Along with some information regarding the origins of Blackwork, Norah provided the participants with a copy of Nancy Pederson’s Elizabethan Biscornu pattern and instructions – looks simple.  But for us newbies to counted work, it was still a challenge – a challenge that was accepted.

Class Samples
Class Supplies
Class Supplies
Blackwork - Linda B.
Blackwork - Lynn
Blackwork in Progress - Lynn
Blackwork in Progress - Cynthia
Blackwork in Progress - Linda V.