Program for the Year


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September Sign up for classes and Show of work
October  Casalguidi Sampler Group
November Csalguidi Sampler Group
December Guest Speaker Natalie Dupuis                
January Goldwork  Sampler Group
February Goldwork Sampler Group
March Woodland Berries         Sampler Group
April Woodland Berries Sampler Group
May Woodland Berries sampler Group
June AGM


 The Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery presents a look into our exciting Program schedule for 2018-2019. Our new program chair, Mike has put together an exciting and tempting mix of classes and techniques for all of us to learn.


October 17 & November 21
Beginner class in Caslaguidi EmbroideryCompleted piece - Jayne

This class is an opportunity to learn the basics of the Casalguidi style of embroidery. This is a regional technique that originated from the village of Casalguidi in northern Italy in the early 1900's. We are offering a gorgeous sachet that was designed by the well known teacher & designer Barbara Kershaw. It incorporates a pouch that is filled with dried lavender. This class will be taught by Jayne S. The kit includes Zweigart 32 count antique white linen, DMC floss and Pearl Cotton # 8. Lavender will not be supplied with kit
Kit cost is $26 and includes the full instructions.
Registration closes at the September Guild meeting.


October-May 2019

Sampler Study Group
This year we are introducing a study group that will work together from October through May on completing a Sampler. Each year there will be a specific sampler class offered but the purpose of the group is to bring together members who want to make progress on any sampler they have undertaken. This year long class is intended as a drop in and out as one wishes. Signing up for this group does not prevent one from taking any other class being offered this year.
Featured Sampler: Spanish Sampler designed by Sandy Ortonspanish-sampler

This intricate design first appeared in the "Treasures in Needlework" magazine in 1992. It was later published again in the book "101 Best loved designs" published by Better Homes and Gardens. The design replicates the look of 18th & 19th century samplers from Spain. Most of these samplers included Moorish design elements that are encountered throughout architecture of Spain's southern regions. The sampler includes a great deal of satin stitch along with a few specialty stitches that are scattered throughout.
Pattern is not included in the kit. This pattern is still available for purchase details will be supplied to participants
Kit option A: The full kit with 28 count white chocolate linen by Wichelt, DMC threads and beads $52.00
Kit Option B: Threads and beads only $32.00 (you provide your own linen from your stash)
If you are providing your own kit or joining us to work on a different sampler there is no fee for this group
Registration closes at the September meeting
Skill level-intermediate.


January 16 & February 20, 2019

Beginner Level Goldwork Designed and taught by Cynthia Jackson                   Goldwork daisy

We are really excited to be able to bring you a beginner class in goldwork this year. Our project is a shimmering small daisy designed and taught by our friend & guest teacher Cynthia Jackson of Gutter Lane Embroidery. Students will learn how to work with gilt purls and other assorted gilt threads from an expert who works in historic embroidery reproduction and goldwork.

Kit cost: $35

Option A-black satin background Option B-white satin background
Registration closes at the October meeting


March 20, April 17, May 15, 2019

Woodland Berries needle set designed by Barbara Jackson Taught by Madelaine B.                    INS-67 WoodlandBerries Page 011  INS-67 WoodlandBerries Page 04

Our final class for the year will be a breathtaking crewel embroidered needle set that appeared in Inspirations Issue #67. We will be using a 36 count cream linen from Wichelt. The fibers include luxurious Heathway crewel wool, Caron Impressions silk wool, Gloriana silk ribbon, Soie d'Alger and wool felt. Buttons are not included in the kit.
Pattern is available as a direct download from Inspirations Magazine at a cost of $10. Students must purchase their own download if they do not have the original magazine.
Kit Cost: To be determined.
Skill level- intermediate
Registration closes at the December meeting.

Program Policy revised 2018                      OVGS Program Fund


please note the OVGS Programme Fund applies only to the Programme Chair and is included for the information purposes only.



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