Programme for the Year

The Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery presents a look into our exciting Programme schedule for 2022-2023. Thanks to our Programme Chair, Gosia, and her excellent team of teachers for putting together this exciting and tempting mixes of classes and techniques for all of us to learn.

Programme of Classes for 2022-2023

Note: All plans for our classes are subject to change as dictated by the rules for gathering during the pandemic.
Should you wish to register for a class please send an email to the Programme Chair. Payment is by cash, personal cheque or via e-transfer.


October and November 2022

Teachers: Mike, Nancy, Gosia

At our October/November meetings, OVGS is going to be undertaking a Group project which is intended to be included in the Group displays at the EAC's 50th Anniversary Seminar that will  held in Winnipeg in May 2023. For more information about participating in this project send an email to the Programme Chair.


November 2022 & May 2023

Cycladean Floral Border

Teacher: Kim

Design by Krista West Krista's website

Kit cost $75, Pattern is a download and will cost participants an extra $12 (US)

This beautiful centerpiece of a stunningly ornate border is reminiscent of embroidery designs influenced by Venetian textiles in the mid-1700s and worked throughout the Cyclades, a group of Greek islands in the Aegean sea. Tulips, cornflowers, and carnations are combined with scrolling leaves and grounded by a starkly geometric border. The embroidery is stitched on 28 count Cashel linen. When finished it measure 17 inches square. The techniques involve cross stitch and antique hemstitch.

Registration for this class closes October 5th.

Cycladean border 


January, February & March 2023

White Hardanger Placemat Set

Teacher: Marianne

Design by Marie A. Larson

Kit Cost options for this class:

  • Linen Cashel, 28 count: $33.00
  • Hardanger Evenweave, 22 count: $35.00
  • Supply your own fabric and threads: no cost

This beautiful set consists of a placemat, a coaster and a napkin ring, embroidered using traditional Hardanger techniques. You can select a kit for one place setting using either Cashel or evenweave fabric, or you can use your stash for fabric and threads. Class notes will include fabric requirements and pattern layout for multiple place settings, should you wish to stitch more than one. The pattern is free and will be provided at the start of the class.

Registration for this class closes November 1st 2022.

 Hardanger PatternPhotohardanger-2Hardanger 3


March 2023

OVGS Group Project will be revealed to our membership


April 2023

Methods of Pattern Transfer Class

A class which will introduce people to the various ways one can transfer your embroidery patterns onto fabric. This will be a hands-on class where you will get the opportunity to try each method.

Kit cost to be determined.

 Transfer class


Program Policy revised 2018                      OVGS Program Fund


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



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