Tag Archives: CEGG

Steampunk, Fiber Art, and Greased Lightning

The Quilt and Fibre Festival of Waterloo Region and Beyond was held a few weeks ago! I was in St.Jacobs to assist with the CEGG embroidery guild display in the Old Mill, to see the quilt show and have high … Continue reading

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A Very Good Day

Yesterday I visited a wonderful house in the country. The old and new executive of the Canadian Embroidery Guild in Guelph had their annual joint meeting at the home of a member who lives as far away in the opposite … Continue reading

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Right Brain

At CEGG (yesterday’s blog) two participants self-identified as “techies” who prefered well-organized, pre-planned, controlled activities, what I would call “convergent”, or left brain thinking.  Some others spoke of  a more playful and spontaneous approach, doodling or messing around  until they … Continue reading

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Roots and Wings

Yesterday I went to Guelph for a meeting of the Canadian Embroidery Guild.  We were celebrating the conclusion of our year-long challenge to explore both our roots (traditional embroidery) and our wings (innovations in fiber art). In September everyone was … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder

I couldn’t resist making a collage of these photos of the Niagara tunnel under construction. I am a needleworker…  embroiderer, quilter, fiber artist. I love radial symmetry, asymmetrical placement of the focal point, the play of light and dark values, … Continue reading

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Flaming June

This is my favourite “lady in gold”. Flaming June by Frederick Leighton, c.1895.    Leighton was a Pre-Raphaelite painter, associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. This afternoon at embroidery guild we listened to a lecture on Rozika Parker’s history of … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit

Despite an abundance of provocative starting points, I have not blogged for the last few days.  My husband and son have had the flu, and I have been caught up in several reading and sewing projects. Also, next week at … Continue reading

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