The Guild offers at least two workshops per year, one in the fall, and usually one in the spring. Please remember to sign up at a guild meeting or contact the workshop coordinator, Marg Adey, as spaces are often limited and awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Upcoming Workshops

November 2021

Kingfisher by Becky Hogg

On October 23rd and November 6th, 2021, Anne Rowlands and Gillian Brown will facilitate this metalwork piece that was designed by Becky Hogg. Please reach out to Sheila Anstey or Lyn Moore to register, if you’re interested. Max 24 people, deadline to register – early September. Skill level: advanced beginner, someone who is comfortable with a needle and would like to try some gold work techniques.

About the Designer: Becky Hogg, the designer of this delightful piece, is a former RSN instructor, who now has her own business based out of Hastings UK. She has written detailed illustrated instructions that are comprehensive and easy to follow. She has a series of small metalwork birds and animals , of which the Kingfisher is one, each one leading one through different gold work techniques. She is also the author of the RSN Blackwork book.

Please note: the Japanese Beading workshop is postponed till 2022 due to the current pandemic. Please check back for an update in 2022.

Previous workshops

June 2021: on the 19th, Susan Furneaux gave a workshop on caribou tufting.

Embroidery Design of Caribou Tufting and Gold Work
Caribou Tufting for 13Feb2021 workshop

May 29: Corrine Wright offered a workshop on beading. The project was a star.

3 Dimensional Beaded Star by Corinne Wright


Oct/Nov 2020: Jane Prior joined us to instruct a workshop on 3D stitching (a form of stump work). The dates were Saturday October 17 & November 28. We look forward to seeing participants’ pieces in the new year! Here is a picture of Jane Prior’s piece:

Tree on cliff designed by Jane Prior 2020

Here are a few completed pieces form Jane’s workshop:

Tree over Cove by K-J Elton 2021

Our first workshop of 2020 was Obsessive Chain stitch with Bettina Matzkuhn. It will take place at Sobeys-Howley Estates (10 Elizabeth Avenue) starting 9AM on Saturday and 10AM Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020.

Here are the results of the participants. These are just amazing !

Marilyn Tucker – Bicycle with flowers October 2019

This is a copy of the piece, worked by Marilyn.

Elizabeth Fewer – Needlework Toys and Joys

Lorene Salt – Canvaswork Autumn Kaliedscope and Muse

Barbara Kershaw – Schwalm neck pillow and Christmas stocking