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 2013-14, the Guild meets every other Tuesday from September 17th to November 26th and again January 7th 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, Crewel, blackwork, goldwork, ethnic embroidery, figures, thread painting and more! Whether you are a beginner or a skilled needleperson you are sure to find a class that catches your interest.
Fall classes have begun but there are still spaces in the Winter classes. Drop in on a class day to find out what we're all about or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to arrange a tour.
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