Gathering Threads



    Whitework and Broderie Blanche

    Posted by on Apr 24 2017

    I’ve been making steady progress on my EAC whitework course work.  I’m finishing up the fifth and sixth lessons and then it’s just the lessons on finishing and my major project before I’ve got it wrapped up.  Hopefully, I’ll be finished by the end of the summer. I have to say, I’ve really been enjoying […]

    Online Sources for Whitework Supplies in Canada

    Posted by on Oct 11 2016

    Over the summer, I started another embroidery course through the EAC.    My first experience with EAC correspondence courses was pretty underwhelming (see this post and this post for my review of my experience with the Beginners Crewel course).  But I won’t deny that my stitching improved and I learned a lot about working with crewel […]

    Crewel Monogram

    Posted by on Jan 28 2016

    Remember my foray last year into crewel?  I signed up to take the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Basic Crewel correspondence course last January. My initial impression wasn’t great.  Although my counsellor was very helpful, the lessons themselves were really an uphill slog and the way the course is designed is really off putting, with a […]

    Quick Summer Sewing Update

    Posted by on Jun 18 2015

    Here’s a cute pair of capris that I made for my niece, Ellie. I started these back in February during Laura Johnson’s stash buster contest but didn’t get them finished up until recently.    Laura owns Ellie Inspired, which does a lovely range of downloadable patterns, many of which include smocking.  I was inspired by Kari […]

    Book Review: Art of Crewel Embroidery by Mildred Davis

    Posted by on Feb 07 2015

    I’m a glutton for punishment.  One of my resolutions for 2015 was to improve my embroidery skills and try more surface embroidery.  With that in mind, I enrolled in the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada’s Basic Crewel correspondence course at the beginning of January. Thus far, I’m underwhelmed.  I’d been a member of the EAC a […]