Meets: 1st Wednesday every month – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
3rd Wednesday every month – 6:30 to 9:30 pm
September to May
The Cottage, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
20 Ava Road, Brantford
Report – October 2019
Submitted by Helma Bos, ONN Rep
Brant Needle Arts Guild
With a new season of embroidery starting, we at Brant Broderers have also started the year with a new name. We have changed our name to the Brant Needle Arts Guild. After lengthy discussions last year within our group, it was felt that the name Broderers (a short form of Embroidery) was too vague of a word for people to understand what our group is about. The name change makes it clearer as to what our group is about.
This season our theme for the year is “It’s Personal” with the emphasis on individual members creating personal objects or a series of objects using any techniques a member would like. The season will not revolve around classes taught by members but will be of individual learning with members of the guild assisting.
We will continue with some of our guild’s more popular traditions. Stitch of the month will be taught once a month by various members, our holey card exchange and the yearly Mystery Box Challenge (which always brings out the most creative results) are always things we look forward to.
While we meet on Wednesdays, once a year we like to come together on a Saturday to do an all day workshop. Coming in November our member Barb Cook will be teaching a workshop on goldwork. Barb is our group’s goldwork expert and we are all looking forward to creating the goldwork butterfly she has designed for us to make.
We all look forward to a season of friendship and creativity,
Brant Needle Arts Guild
Report – April 2019
Helma Bos, ONN Representative
This spring the Brant Broderers had several classes in techniques new to us. This included Dorset Feather Stitchery and Romanian Point Lace. Barb taught us Dorset Feather Stitchery which was something none of us had heard of before. The current form was developed by Olivia Pass in the 1950s and combines feather and buttonhole stitches with other stitches like chain, fly and lazy daisies. I taught Romanian Point Lace which is a type of lace work that is done with a crochet cord and connected using various filling stitches. Other classes taught this season have been crazy patch, crewel and stump work flowers taught by Kay.
Report – December 2017
Brant Broderers had an eventful fall. We started in September with a banner challenge. Each of us where to create a triangle shape banner using whatever technique we wanted to so. The results of this was revealed at our Christmas meeting. A wide variety of techniques where used and the results was a sight to see. The banners will be used by the guild for public displays in the future.
In November, several members of our guild had the pleasure of joining up with Norfolk’s Own Needle Arts Guild to take a work shop with Naomi Smith. The workshop was on a traditional technique of moose hair tufting. Different beading techniques were also taught.
Our yearlong project is a canvas work piece involving several different techniques that will be given out once a month. The end results will be about 8 by 10 inches.
Our Christmas meeting included the very popular Chinese takeout and holey card raffle.
2016 Card Raffle