Events & Presentations
Slow Stitching Crafternoon- Sept 28
Date(s) - 28/09/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Adding decoration to a blank surface has been a human drive since the very beginning, from painted handprints on cave walls, embroidery on burial linens, to the ornately decorated clothing of royalty and today’s celebrity fashion.
Embroidery in its various forms can be found in every culture around the world. “Slow stitching” (hand embroidery) in today’s fast-paced, instant-reward environment is one way to relax, enjoy, and create beautiful art almost anywhere you go.
Join The Island Stitchery Guild for a Slow Stitching Crafternoon, on Saturday, September 28 from 1-3pm at Nanaimo Museum. Participants will learn simple embroidery stitches and use them to choose and embellish a fall-themed fabric, including a sugar skull print option (not necessarily the one pictured). The Island Stitchery Guild provides instruction, all materials needed for the workshop, and stitch instruction sheet. This workshop is great for beginners – no experience necessary!
Ages: 18+ Tickets cost $15 per person and include all materials. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates or programs. A minimum of 10 participants is required.
The Island Stitchery Guild (ISG) of Nanaimo was founded in April 1981 and became a chapter of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC) in June 1984. This group evolved from a small number of women who had a common interest in needle and thread techniques, into a guild of 80+ members in the 1990s. All ISG members pursue a variety of needlework styles through correspondence courses, special workshops, and monthly meeting projects, in addition to sharing tips and tricks with each other.
The ISG meets the 3rd Monday monthly September to June at 7pm. Meetings are open to adults interested in needlework, so drop in, have a tea/coffee and a cookie, and share in our knowledge and friendship while stitching.