On Display

The Fibre Arts Festival and Sale - Peterborough  was back in 2022 and was held on May 14, 2022 at Peterborough Square. Please see what our display looked like here: Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2022

Programmes and Calendar of Events

Programmes and Calendar of Events

The Guild offers a diverse program that changes each year.  Generally, there are workshops, mini lessons and/or speakers on topics and/or techniques designed to enable our members to broaden their knowledge and expertise.

Meeting and Programme Calendar 2021-2022

September and October 2021 – The Biscornu

The Biscornu is a multi-stage project developed by Joyce Gill, and shared with EAC member guilds by the Virtual Threads guild. Thank you to Joyce Gill for sharing her design with us.

This 15-sided pin cushion allows you to learn/practice 15 different stitches, which are completed as 15 squares on one piece of cloth, and then cut into separate squares. You then learn how to sew them together to create the 3-dimensional piece. You can follow the instructions exactly as presented, or you can make your own choice about how to embroider the 15 squares. You can also choose to leave it as a 15 square sampler, or to continue on and complete the construction of the Biscornu. If a 15-sided Biscornu looks daunting, you can just complete 8 squares for a more traditional Biscornu.

Instructions for this project can only be found on the Members Only Page.

Completed Member Biscornu projects can be found here:  Summer/Fall Program 2021 – The Biscornu

November 2021 – Autumn Tree Incorporating the Picot Stitch

Our Programme in November of 2021 focused  on “Autumn Tree”, a design by Suz Cuss.  This design was featured in the 2017 Summer Issue of Embroidery Canada (Volume44, #4).  Suz demonstrated her variations on woven picot, which is used in the project. Members could make a smaller piece using the woven picot leaves, if they didn’t wish to complete the whole Autumn Tree project. Thanks to Suz for sharing this wonderful design with us.

Instructions for this project can only be found on the Members Only Page.

Completed Member Autumn Tree projects can be found here:  Autumn Tree Incorporating the Picot Stitch – November 2021 Programme Project

January 2022 – “Make Do and Mend” Visible mending techniques and creative ideas

A Powerpoint Presentation on visible mending techniques and creative ideas to fix our worn clothing was presented as part of January 2022 programme.

Also there were some ideas on how to freshen up clothing that we may have not worn for quite some time. 

Completed Member Make Do and Mend projects can be found here: Make Do and Mend

February 2022 – Sashiko Stitching

A Powerpoint Presentation on Sashiko Stitching was presented as part of our February programme.  Also two tutorials were provided to assist the members in this technique.

Completed Member Sashiko Stitching projects can be found here: Sashiko Stitching

March 2022 – Embroidering on a Fabric Collage

“Layers of Fabric” Techniques for layering and securing different fabrics to create fabric for embroidery.

Completed Member Embroidering on a Fabric Collage projects can be found here:  Embroidering on a Fabric Collage

April 22 – Mounting and Framing Your Embroidery Art – Lisa Kampel

Lisa Kampel from the Calgary Embroidery Guild (Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts) will lead a presentation on framing your own work.   Lisa has been stitching for most of her life and has explored many embroidery styles as the years have gone by.  For more information about Lisa click –  Lisa Kampel

Generic Frames – Not Lisa’ s work.

 Instructions for this project can only be found on the Members Only Page.