Welcome to the OVGS
Spring Workshop with Barbara Kershaw
OVGS Spring Workshop 2016
When: Saturday, Jun 4th and Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Arrive 8:30AM Class Starts 9:00 Ends 4:00PM
Where: Saturday – Loblaws College Square (Baseline) across from Algonquin College
1980 Baseline Road
Sunday – Moncion Independent Grocer (by the new Strandherd Armstrong bridge)
697 River Road
Teacher: Barbara Kershaw
Project: "Sandi" (Punto Anticuo technique)
Cost: $15 Class Fee + $75 Kit Fee (OVGS Members) Non-OVGS Members $73 + $75 Kit Fee
Total Cost: OVGS Members: $90.00 ($50 Deposit)
Non-Members: $148.00 ($50 Deposit)
Student Needs to Bring:
The participants will provide their preferred embroidery equipment e.g. lights, magnifiers and thimble (if you use one) a 4" or 5" (10cm or 13cm) wooden hoop, small sharp pointed scissors, and basting thread. The participants will also need to provide a small white or light coloured hand towel.
Left Handed Instructions will be available
Spring Shopping Trip
Spring Road Trip-Shopping
We are planning a road trip to a lovely stitching shop on the way to Montreal. This is your chance to touch the fabrics, choose from a wall of threads and stock up for Summer projects. The ladies there do speak both English and French with no problem.
They also carry very spiffy looking hardware for making purses (and one half of the store is a yarn shop!...did we mention the books??)
This time we are going to start with a visit to a local art store, then the stitching store. Bring your stitching as there are tables to work at in the back and they will put the coffee on for us. We will have lunch locally before returning to Ottawa.
Interested? Sign up and let us know if you are interested in being a driver or passenger and we will coordinate. There will be a sign up sheet at the March and April meetings or send an email with your contact information.
When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Amitié et Passion
18 Rue Nicholson
Qc - J6T 4M3
Tél : 450-370-1001
Amitié et Passion
Boutique Arts & Fantaisies
567 ave de Grande-ile
Spring Stitching Days at Moncion's Independent Grocer
I know it's hard to believe this week, but Spring is just around the corner. With Spring comes more OVGS Stitch Days!! The following dates have been booked at the Moncion's Independent Grocers:
We have the room from 10:30 to 4:00 each day.
If you are in the Catherine de' Medici Stitch class, bring your work to the March 19th stitch day and we will work together, all stitching in different directions and (hopefully) ending up in the same place. Anyone who was at the class last night will know what that means!
New library aquisitions as of January 2016
Gorgeous Wool Applique by Deborah Gale Tirico
Sadly, Deborah's classes at seminar this year were cancelled but we have obtained a copy of her published designs which include well ilustrated, step by step instructions on how to make her most gorgeous wool creations.
We have also just aquired coulour sample cards for the entire line of Kreinik metallic threads. Please come and feast your eyes at the next meeting. Please note that thread sample cards are not permitted to be checked out of the library.
Canada 150 Panels
For the past three weeks we have been playing host to the Eastern portion of the Canada 150 panel Project that begain at the EAC seminar last May. Many of our members have had a chance to stitch on this challenging project. We have attempted to get the Parliament building area com-leted before the panels moves off in to Quebec to it's next stop at the Lakeshore Guild. Here is our president's photo of our progress on it as of Monday the 18th. Special thanks go to Madelaine for dedicating herself so thoroughly to the success of this special event for our Guild.
Our members with the panel at our January meeting.
Our featured events in September 2015.
RSN Sampler Competition
OVGS member, Chris House has distinguished himself by tying for first place in the Royal School of Needlework's Millennium Sampler Competition. Titled "Whirlwind of Stitches" ,Chris has designed a marvelous spiral swirling sampler that reflects styles, size and colour in an almost shell-like effect. Chris used PowerPoint to design his winning entry and then submitted that image to the RSN judges. Chris is now in the process of completing the stitching of the sampler in time to meet the final deadline in early 2015 at which point the finished and framed piece will eventually become part of the permanent collection on display at Hampton Court Palace.
Congratulations Chris we are very proud of you!
Click on this link to read the RSN press release