Margaret Vant Erve | (T) 613-230-7850 | (C) 613-790-3482 |
Ottawa, Ontario
Affliated with: Embroiderers’ Association of Canada.


Margaret is a landscape artist. She studied textile art and design at Sheridan College and the Ontario College of Art and is a certified teacher with the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. She teaches workshops to EAC guilds, quilt guilds, colleges and privately. Her book, Window Gardens in Bloom, C&T Publishers was released in 2005.


Most classes are 2 to 5 days in duration. I will accommodate all levels of experience.

2-Day Classes

  • Fabric painting techniques for landscape or backgrounds
  • Hand embroidery techniques for landscape
  • Meadow landscape
  • Spring floral garden
  • Silk embroidered wild rose with dragonflies
  • Wild flower sampler or garden sampler
  • Window sill garden
  • Crazy patchwork techniques and stitches
  • Picket Fence Garden

2- to 3-Day Classes

  • Starting with one stitch – explorations in embroidery

4- to 5-Day Classes

  • Shoreline theme landscapes
  • Field and Meadow landscape theme
  • Home and garden landscape theme
  • Window gardens in bloom theme
  • Botanical study theme
  • Illustration in Embroidery

I also teach many 3-hour workshops for needlearts shows. For more detailed information, go to my website.

I also have on online course – Meadow Landscape – offered through CraftArtEdu.


  • $400 per day for teaching
  • $250.00 for slide/trunk show


  • Mileage fee $.50/km