Guild Show 2015 – Into the Garden

The show is on display until Sept 20 at the lovely Tulista Gallery in Sidney – not far from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal and on a beautiful walkway by the sea. As the gallery administrator wrote "it has really turned my understanding of embroidery on its head!". 

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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, University Press, Scotland, 2015 Reviewed by Lorna Peers We have all heard of this project and the wonderful panels involved. In fact, some of our members stitched panels for the project. I was delighted to see their names on the back cover! Originally the tapestry designers envisioned 150 panels but the project . . . → Read More: Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Guild Booth – 2015 Sewing Show




The Guild participated in the Sewing Show in Victoria again this year. We had a new major display hanging – a color wheel of 10 panels each consisting of 12 six inch squares from the color wheel, hand dyed and filled with hand and machine surface stitching. It was stitched by . . . → Read More: Guild Booth – 2015 Sewing Show

Rapt Threads Work Bee

On Feb. 10th and 11th Rapt Threads spent the days at the Saanich Fairgrounds playing with wheatpaste on fabrics and paper.  The group combined with the Mark Makers group who were also keen on exploring this technique. 

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Retreat 2015

Retreat 2015 as usual was a popular event.








Dominique S. made 9 bowls as gifts for retreat. They are from Carol Storie's design for EAC's group correspondence course. Dominique has now completed 24 of these!











Karen Dearborn displayed . . . → Read More: Retreat 2015

Scottish Diaspora Update

Here’s an update on our panels. They arrived safely back in Scotland and are now on display with the rest of the Tapestry in Prestonpans. The organizers were thrilled with the quality of our work and I have heard from various sources that they look wonderful particularly after stretching and hanging. Everyone involved in this project . . . → Read More: Scottish Diaspora Update

Rapt Threads Embellishing Days

Recently, those in the group who had embellishing machines decided to get together for a couple of days exploring needle felting fabric and felt with all kinds of other materials like silk or wool roving, organza, netting, ribbons, yarns, and any other thing they could possibly try. Each of them had a large stash of "stuff" so they shared many . . . → Read More: Rapt Threads Embellishing Days

Diaspora Tapestry All Stitched!


We made the deadline! The four panels that we worked on are now complete and on their way to Scotland for final finishing and will soon join the other 246 panels of the entire tapestry. They were on display at a recent guild meeting before sending them off. Here are some pictures from that . . . → Read More: Diaspora Tapestry All Stitched!

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Update

Several locations in Canada are participating in this project. The following links will take you to some of those areas with stories and pictures.

Galt Ontario

Picton Ontario

Prince Edward Island

For pictures and stories of other areas of the world participating:

In Victoria, we are progressing with our 4 . . . → Read More: Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Update

Diaspora Tapestry Photos

Here are images of work in progress.

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