Welcome to the OVGS
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.
Summer Stitch Challenge 2015
This year's summer challenge is the EAC challenge: Roses: Connecting the Threads Across Canada. You will find the details in the spring edition of Embroidery Canada starting on page 25. We are challenging you to enter the EAC challenge and make a rose which will become part of the Central-Atlantic rose display. To chose your technique and sign up, go to EAC Roses Challenge
Bring your finished rose to our September meeting for show and tell, then we will forward the roses to EAC. Please remember to include a short write-up explaining the fibres used, the technique and background fabric used.
Please note that there are rules for background fabric choice so you must go to the EAC webpage to check them out and sign up for your chosen technique. Register with Barb Gilbert whom you can contact through the EAC Roses page.
Below is one of the sample photos taken from the original Winnipeg exhibit which inspired the current challenge
Ovgs Summer News
August Stitch Day
We have booked the community room at Moncion Grocers on August 22nd for our second summer stitch day. The room is used by another group until about 10:30 so we have it at 11:00 for the rest of the day. Bring your UFOs, bring your lunch (or you can get something at the store), bring your enthusiasm for stitching!
If you are in the Bayeux Griffin class, this group will be working on the detail stitching on the 18th. Mary-Anne has more wool for those who need it.
The store is located at 671 River Road, Ottawa, 613-822-4749.
We have been asked by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum to be the featured artists in the museum's main gallery during Fibrefest. Of course, we have accepted this offer! We are planning an exhibit with three parts: 1) a display of Jim Cripwell's work 2) a display of our guild members' recent work and 3) a display of our Youth Guild's work. We will also be in the gallery stitching both days and chatting with the people who visit the exhibit. If you would like to stitch in the gallery either or both days and have not already signed up, please let me know and I will put your name on the list. Fibrefest is September 12th and 13th, and our exhibit will be in the gallery from September 9th to the 16th. More info to come!
Spring Workshop with Hazel Blomkamp
OVGS Spring Workshop 2015
"Dancing Threads" Teacher: Hazel Blomkamp
23-24 May 2015 9:00-4:30 (Saturday and Sunday) 4th weekend in May
Location: Moncion Independent Grocers, 671 River Road, Community Room upstairs
OVGS Members: $75 (includes class and kit fee) + $35 book fee = $110
Non-guild members: $100
Maximum number of students: 20
Design Size is 120mm(4 3/4")x77mm (3")
Deposit of $25 due with sign up.
Remainder due at April 2015 guild meeting
Hazel's contract wiht the publisher requires that every student taking a class where one of the projects is taught own a copy of the book it is from.
The piece "Dancing Threads" is from her latest book "Crewel Intentions"
Extra kits for any of Hazel's Projects:
If you would like to purchase any kits that Hazel has for her projects, you must contact Hazel directly by email to deal directly with her. Please do not order directly off her website as the shipping costs are not adjusted.Hazel will bulk ship all kits for the class and any you have ordered to us here in Ottawa in time for the Workshop. Deadline to order from Hazel is 01 April 2015.
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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
|The doors will open. Members are welcome to join in setting up.|
|Social time / Library This longer period gives members a chance to visit the library, sign up for programs, or just circulate and socialize.|
|The library will close for the evening and a brief business meeting will be held.|
|Immediately upon conclusion of the business meeting, approximately 15 minutes, the programme portion of the meeting will commence.|
|As the Guild has the premises until 10:00 pm, members are free to stay till then if they choose.|