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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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is a project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture.

Scots have migrated to every corner of the globe and have often had a profound impact on the areas where they settled.  Now a new embroidery project will record the stories of 25 such . . . → Read More: Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Finishing the Banner

Written  by Sharon MacDonald August – December 2011

We took a short break over the summer, then continued with assembling the 16 finished stitched tiles to the stabilizer and backing fabric. Putting together the four corner tiles was very challenging due to its odd shape. Once all the tiles were assembled they were given to . . . → Read More: Finishing the Banner

Banner History Update

Sept /Oct 2011 – We have completed the first year of transforming our design into a work of art. All the tiles have been completed and the inner section of the banner is getting its finishing stitches. Barbara Gilbert did a demo at the Sept meeting about insertion stitch that will be used to stitch . . . → Read More: Banner History Update

History of the Banner by Sharon Mac Donald

December 13, 2007

It was a typical EGV executive meeting.   Sharon MacDonald, past president raised a suggestion of creating a new banner for our guild.  We all talked about it and agreed it was a good idea.   Sharon MacDonald was nominated to be the Banner Chair. 

May 2008

An article was placed in the . . . → Read More: History of the Banner by Sharon Mac Donald

Roses from the heart

In the May/June  2010 Vol 37 #5  Issue of Embroidery Canada, there was an article about the ‘Roses from the Heart’ exhibition of bonnets being organized by Christina Henri, an Australian conceptual artist from Tasmania, to pay tribute to the 25,566 convict women transported there in the 19th century. She is inviting women around the . . . → Read More: Roses from the heart