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

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 2023-2024

Programme Theme – Growth and Renewal.  This theme was chosen as it seemed an appropriate theme in this post-COVID era, as we navigate our new way forward while drawing from our history. It is hoped that we can keep the best of what we had before COVID, and some of the new things we learned through COVID. The President’s 2023 Summer Challenge incorporated that theme with a number of projects being completed: President’s Summer 2023 Challenge – Finish Something Old or Do Something New

In September the Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough’s Collective Project for 2023-24: The Whisper Project begins with the reveal occurring at our April 2024 meeting.  This project was inspired by the SAQA Fergus Pod project that was exhibited in Guelph in the spring of 2023: Whisper Project by SAQA Fergus Pod   The project also draws on the postcard projects that the guild has done in previous years. 

October –  Sampler:  Textural Stitches – In October Fiona led the group in a mini-workshop entitled Seasons Sampler: Textural Stitches. For this workshop participants are to create a snowflake sampler utilizing five different stitches; pistil stitch, fly stitch, whipped spider stitch, coral stitch and Palestrina stitch. Completed Samplers can be seen here: Seasons Sampler: Textural Stitches Instructions can be found on the Members Only Page.

November – Silk Ribbon Workshop  Thank you to Deb for leading a few of our members in a Silk Ribbon Workshop. 

The project included stitching eight different stitches using floss in the inner circle and then using the same stitches but using silk ribbon in the outer circle.

Meeting and Programme Calendar 2022-2023

Programme – House and Garden – The programme theme this year is House and Garden. There will be one project (any size, any technique) involving a longer time period which allows for a variety of techniques.  These techniques are covered in several one-day learning opportunities which include stitching flowers, ribbon work, crewel, blackwork and architectural embroidery. It also allows for interesting background techniques such as collage and printing. 

At our November 16 Guild meeting architectural embroidery was explored with a review of the straight stitch/stem stitch for outlining buildings. Members could work on a small  hands-on Blackwork sampler.  For more information,  samples and completed Blackwork samplers please see here: Blackwork Sampler Project.

There was also a Blackwork Workshop led by our own Norah which is described here: Blackwork Workshop

Our Programme Chair – Fiona, hosted a Colour on Cloth Playday on November 19, 2022.  For more information and pictures of the day please see  here: Colour on Cloth Playday

Our January 18, 2023 Guild meeting brought us together to discuss our preliminary plans for our House and Garden project and Works in Progress and/or Completed Projects were shown at our end of year luncheon on June 21, 2023.  These works are displayed here: House and Garden Project

At our March 15, 2023 meeting Fiona treated us to a Trunk Show of work from members of the Studio Art Quilts Association.  Some of the works included embroidery.  Great discussion on these pieces took place. For more information and pictures of the day please see here: Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA) Trunk Show