The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph (C.E.G.G) is a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary forms of embroidery. The aims of the Guild are to build on the heritage of embroidery by refining needlework skills, to promote creativity while encouraging the interplay of ideas among members, and to extend awareness of embroidery to the community. C.E.G.G. is a participating guild of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers. (O.N.N)
In 2012-13, the Guild meets every other Tuesday from September 18th to November 27th and again January 8th through to March.
Members can participate in morning classes being offered in a wide range of hand and machine embroidery techniques taught by experienced and helpful teachers. Classes may include introductory stitchery, mixed media, surface stitchery, beadwork, colour and design, ribbon embroidery, ethnic embroidery, lace, thread painting and more! Whether you are a beginner or a skilled needleperson you are sure to find a class that catches your interest.
Registration for classes will be Tuesday, Sept 11th from 10 am-noon at Kortright Presbyterian Church. See the teachers and samples of the embroidery to be taught.
Classes are from 9:30 am to noon. Members can bring a brown bag lunch and stay and join us for the afternoon program where interesting speakers, mini workshops or demonstrations are held in a wide range of embroidery topics. Members also have access to the Guild library, and will receive our newsletter "Guild Gleanings", as well as receive information about any additonal workshops, field trips or juried shows that may be offered. We have an annual Open House where we display our work that is open to the public.
Canadian Embroiderer's Guild Guelph, PO Box 1782, Guelph ON N1H 7A1
We meet at Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Dr., Guelph, ON