Meets: Alternate Tuesdays
(September to April)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Submitted by Pat FitzGerald, ONN Representative
Report – December 2017
This fall our CEG-Kitchener-Waterloo started of with a little “back to basics” project – a napkin ring in Assisi Embroidery, a cross stitch variation where the background is stitched and the motif itself is left unstitched. The ring was finished with nun-stitch, a nice finish for a small piece where a hem might be cumbersome.
Beginning in October, Ana Maria Kramer was our guest instructor for some Schwalm embroidery, a sampler of the technique to be made up as embroidery accessories – pincushion, needle-case, and scissors fob. These sessions were interesting and our group rose to the challenge. Thank-you Ana Maria.
As usual, we closed the calendar year with seasonal goodies and our traditional Ornament exchange – amazing variety for both the treats and the Christmas ornaments!
In January, we will be planning and making a small piece to go in a mini picture frame or a little box with space for an inserted piece of embroidery. The pattern and technique are members’ choice, just as long as it fits the frame.
Then we will do some ribbon embroidery, and in the spring we’ll try our hand at stumpwork, with Ruth Douglas coming to us as instructor.
Also, in April we are planning a mini-workshop for non-guild-members at Kitchener Public Library, introducing a small piece of Hardanger work, with some of our members instructing.