Embroidery talk could leave you in stitches

The annual Embroiderers’ Association of Canada stitching seminar will be hosted by four Vancouver Island Chapters

The public is invited to experience excellence in embroidery by visiting the Member’s Exhibition Show at the annual Embroiderers’ Association of Canada stitching seminar. View exquisite stitching created to participate in competitions and challenges done by members from across Canada.

The annual Embroiderers’ Association of Canada stitching seminar will be hosted by four Vancouver Island Chapters, The Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild, the Island Stitchery Guild, the Cowichan Valley Needle Arts Guild and the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria.

The theme of this year’s seminar, on from May 15 to 23 at the University of Victoria is Island Images.

The public is also welcome to attend a lecture on Inspiring Work Spaces by Susan Purney Mark, a quilter passionate about fabric, thread, texture and imagery on Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in the David Strong Building at University of Victoria, the Matthew Lecture Hall, admission is $2.

The Embroiderers’ Association of Canada was founded in 1973 in Winnipeg Man. by Leonida Leatherdale, who felt that there was a need to bring people, interested in the art of embroidery together. There are currently 2,000 members of the association across the country.

For more information, go to www.eac.ca.