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2016 Board Elections

Log into Your EAC and you will find print-and-post PDF ballots and, new this year, online voting. Get your vote in now for Vice President and Prairie-Pacific Regional Director.

Roses Display

Gold rose

Our Presentation In A Box committee is proposing achallenge for all EAC members. We would like to create two sets of display roses—one for the Prairie Pacific region and another for the Atlantic Central region. These would be available for chapters or guilds—or guilds-to-be to use in any educational way they can think of.

We challenge YOU—or your Chapter or Guild—to make one (or even more!) rose in your favourite stitch technique and send it in to the committee by May 15, 2016.

For details, check out our Roses page. We also have the information in YourEAC. The page was updated January 28, 2016.

Blue Thread Special

For a limited time you can take A Style of Deerfield course and save 20%! This offer is valid from until March 1, 2016.

Project 150

Project 150 Panels

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, EAC has undertaken a big embroidery project in the form of two panels, each 61 x 92 centimetre (2 x 3 feet). They represent what it is to be Canada and the design is focused in the centre on a mighty Maple tree. From the Northern Lights in the north to the forests, mountains, streams and lakes, from the abundance of wild provincial birds, to mining, farming, fishing—all the many facets of Canada are featured on these two fine linen canvases. One is based in the West, and the other is based in the East of Canada. Location lists updated: November 10, 2015.

Learn how to participate in our Project 150!

Scissor Fob Exchange

Join our great new Scissor Fob Exchange hosted by the Alderney Needlearts Guild in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Why not create something today?

Let Your Creativity Out!

You have a designer inside trying to get out! Challenge yourself and see your design published in Embroidery Canada and/or the blog and right here on the website. More information may be found on our Challenges page.

Try A New Stitch

Courtesy of our Youth Stitchers, Try A New Stitch is a great, and growing, reference of stitches that both beginning and experienced stitchers will find useful. Each stitch is thoroughly diagrammed, explained and available as a PDF making this a valuable resource to print and keep. Next time you need a new stitch, look no further than Try A New Stitch!

Meet the Board Band Sampler

This thirteen-band sampler was a project designed by your Executive as a way to meet you at Seminar 2015 in Calgary. The charts from our blog have now been amalgamated into one document that may be found in the Projects section of Your EAC. Create your own version by adding more bands and make your own very special band sampler. Make sure you send our Webmaster photos of your finished samplers!

Courses

Please note that all courses are available to current members of EAC only. Check with our Education Director if you have any questions or concerns.

Carolyn Mitchell's Florentine Fancy group course will be retiring on June 30, 2016. If you've been wanting to take this excellent course, don't hesitate!

Shockwave

Shockwave, an author-owned beginner canvaswork piece by Lorene Salt designed to showcase interesting techniques such as Bargello, a layered board, crescent petal flower clusters, and a variety of canvaswork stitches. Each corner is different so a lot of stitches are covered.


Delft Tile

Delft Tile Design in Silk and Gold by Margaret Vant Erve. This pretty tulip author-owned design is an adaptation from a 19th century tile from Delft, Holland, renowned for its distinctive tiles. The embroidery is worked on a beautiful silk wool blend fabric using soie d’alger silks and gold thread. The student will learn long and short, split and fishbone stitch as well as gold couching.

Workshops, Seminars and Event Listings

You may now find listings for events in your area on our Resources page as well as in YourEAC. There are listings for events across Canada, and internationally!

Heritage Collection Items

Heritage Collection, Heart-Shaped Purse

Janice Routley, our Heritage specialist introduces us to some really fabulous pieces including a religious embroidery meticulously researched by Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild member Dot From. Sadly Dot passed away on February 12, 2015.

There are other articles as well to inspire and introduce you to the special items Janice catalogues for EAC, such as this gorgeous heart-shaped purse.

Try A New Stitch

Courtesy of our Youth Stitchers, Try A New Stitch is a great, and growing, reference of stitches that both beginning and experienced stitchers will find useful. Each stitch is thoroughly diagrammed, explained and available as a PDF making this a valuable resource to print and keep. Next time you need a new stitch, look no further than Try A New Stitch!

The Youth Projects Page also has some great projects to try.

Military Outreach Initiative

EAC is reaching out to currently serving military personnel, military spouses and veterans who are stitchers or want-to-be stitchers and introduce you to EAC. Learn more about EAC's Military Outreach Initiative.


From Our President...

Beryl Burnett, President

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The The Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc. (EAC) website. EAC is a national, non-profit organization of people who enjoy needlework and wish to practice, learn, and expand their knowledge. Through fellowship with other stitchers and access to the very best needlework designers and teachers, we hope to achieve higher standards of design, colour, and workmanship, and have some fun along the way! Our organization's mandate is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the Art of Embroidery through education and networking.

Why not take some time to browse through our website and learn more about our exciting organization. Feel free to contact any member of our Board if you have questions. We encourage you to join us and experience all of the pleasures our members already share. Thank you for visiting our website, and happy stitching!

Beryl Burnett
President



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Class listing has been updated effective February 3, 2016.

Accommodation Reservations information updated.


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The latest issue cover of Embroidery Canada

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