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Showing posts from August, 2023

Nizanka Snowflake Ornament

 Some of our members made these snowflake ornaments from a pattern published in the Embroidery Canada magazine, Volume 47. It's great to have a small project to work on when learning a new technique.                    

Guild Visitors

You never know who will drop into one of our guild  meetings!  A member of the guild worked on making these puppets for the Green Fools Theatre Society. As you can see they were great fun. Thanks to the Green Fools Theatre for sharing these charming puppets.  The one with the yellow striped shirt was a real handful!

Visible Mending

In the fall of 2022 we had a presentation from a couple of our members on Visible Mending, its' history and current resurgence. Visible Mending has brought these jeans back to life and produced a fashion forward piece of clothing. It's a great way to upcycle a pair of old jeans. Sashiko a traditional Japanese style of embroidery dating back to the 1600's was used on the first pair of jeans. While the second pair of jeans incorporated various stitching techniques including blackwork, sashiko, applique and embroidery. 

Ort Box - Guild Fund Raiser

As a fund raiser for the Guild, members make Ort Boxes throughout the year.  Little collapsible garbage cans for your threads. The Ort boxes are sold through the Stitching Corner in Cochrane. They come in a variety of patterns and colors. Seasonal Ort boxes are very popular, like the Halloween one pictured below. Proceeds from the  Ort Boxes allow the guild to support various local community service programs. One of our members made a quilt featuring ort box remnants.