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April Meeting Date Changed
Please note that because of a scheduling conflict at the church the date of our April meeting has been moved from Wednesday April 13th to Wednesday April 22nd. please pass the info along to any Guild member who might not have email or computer access.
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.
At this point we have 0 seats left.
RSN Sampler Competition
A Recently joined 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
Images from Seminar
Seminar is officially over and what an event it turned out to be. Preliminary comments have come in and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves immensely. We can all pat ourselves and one another on the back for a job well done. Here are a few images of our members working hard and enjoying themselves simultaneously. Yes the smiles are all real!
Congratulations to our very own Claire for winning the Seminar Theme Award this year with her gorgeous entry titled "The Cloisters of Cadouin" We are all really proud her acheivement. Thanks to Claire for giving her permission to put a photo of her entry on the website and to Andrea for providing us with all of the images.
|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.|