Our Guild has been keeping busy this autumn with appearances at two public events.  The first was the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst, N.S., October 10-14, 2017.  Along with other members of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, we had needlework samples on display and were available to answer any questions from visitors who stopped by at our exhibit table.  Craft Nova Scotia held their Designer Craft Show at the Cunard Event Centre from November 17 to 19, 2017.   Like Amherst, we had lots of work on display and were eager to share all things embroidery with fellow crafters.



Marie France completed her Hazel Blomkamp “Midnight Meander” project and it looks great.  Now the rest of us are getting inspired to finish our own.

Midnight Meander

Margot’s Trinket Box

About five months ago, we showed you pictures of Margot’s finished trinket box.  As an update on that, we’re happy to announce that at the recent EAC Seminar in Newfoundland, it won second place for the Viewer’s Choice Award.  Congratulations, Margot!

What We’ve Been Up To

I may be behind in my blog posts, but our members have certainly been keeping busy!  In the slideshow to follow, we have a photo of two finished examples of the “Winterland” embroidery pattern by Elizabeth Almond.  Following that we have the bargello sampler featured in EAC Magazine and a hardanger mat by Margaret, “Danish Tiles” by Marilyn, and two canvas work completed by Lyn, City Walk and Roseto respectively.  Then we have the crewel piece “Midnight Meander” finished by Wendy, as well as her whitework/leaf study that she has used to cover the top of a box.

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Shearwater Hobby Show

Early this spring, Alderney Needlearts participated at the Shearwater Hobby Show.  Over a weekend, we had a good cross section of needlework styles on display and answered any questions people may have had.  Wendy and Doreen had the first shift and started things off in style with their beautiful table display.

Shearwater Hobby Show

A New Book For The Library

We now have a copy of “Embroidered Bags and Purses,” Krause Publications, 2004.  This book is a collection of projects taken from Inspirations Magazine for lavishly embroidered, and sometimes beaded, purses.  If you didn’t want to make it up into a bag, the designs are beautiful enough to be framed.

The latest issue of Stitch Magazine is also in, so have a look at some of the latest trends in needlework.