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!
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 and stitching information will be released every two weeks on our Blog and Facebook. Upon completion, the entire project will be found in the Projects page of YourEAC. 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! New bands are available!
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.
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.
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.
Featured Course ~ Advanced Crewel and Surface Embroidery
Try our Advanced Crewel and Surface Embroidery course. You will continue to build upon the techniques from the Intermediate Crewel Embroidery Course, developing skills in techniques, stitches, stitch variations as well as designing Crewel embroidery at the advanced level.
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.
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
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.
Military Outreach Initiative
EAC is reaching out to currently serving military personnel and military spouses who are stitchers or want-to-be stitchers and introduce you to EAC. Learn more about EAC's Military Outreach Initiative.
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.
From Our President...
It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Embroiderers' Association of Canada (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!