Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough

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9:30 am to 12:00 noon
Peterborough

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Submitted by Susan Gaudion, ONN representative

 

 

Report – April 2016

We are very pleased to finally have our beautiful banner completed. We all had a hand in the making of it but a few members spent a great deal of time and effort to complete the project. I think that a banner is a major undertaking for most groups as it must properly represent the group and please the majority of members. It is a lot of work to bring a design to fruition. Our guild works well together and has talented members.

We have been very busy preparing for the Fibre Fest display and sale on March 19. We sewed, embroidered and painted many aprons for adults and children, tea towels and cushions. One member donated some lovely soft dolls and some of us offered bowls and other works of our own for sale. There were a lot of vendors in the new location and a good turnout by the public. The exposure alone is good for the guild and the profit doesn’t hurt either.

One of our members tried snow dyeing and brought her samples to show us. It produces a nice soft mottled effect. Another member brought a large selection of fabric paints and demonstrated how she paints a design and embellishes it with embroidery. She often does this with children’s artwork. We were able to try this on the tea towels.

Several members are attending classes at the EAC seminar in Toronto. A number of us purchased a mystery bag challenge to support EAC and we are working diligently to get them completed.