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!











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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

Mark Makers Exhibit

The show opened yesterday, Aug 11 and continues until Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Victoria College of Art on Bank St.  Artists are in attendance from 10am – 4pm and a closing reception will be held from 1-3pm on Aug 17. Come and have a look at the wonderful variety of fibre art which includes . . . → Read More: Mark Makers Exhibit

A River Runs Through It

Rapt Threads finished their last project. Each participant had several items that they had to include in the design. It could be no wider than 10" but any desired length. And here is the finished result.

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T’Was a Day to Dye for

A beautiful sunny warm day with a light breeze and good company. It doesn't get any better than this. The Rapt Threads group are beginning their next project with some immersion dyeing for an exploration of color and stitching.



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Winter Ornament Exchange

New Winter Ornament Exchange!

For those of you who like to decorate your home with hand stitched ornaments, we have an exciting opportunity for you to share your talents with your fellow EAC members and add to your own collection with a special piece that you will receive in return just in time . . . → Read More: Winter Ornament Exchange