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All about .... Choosing your Own Adventure in Embroidery


If you want to learn a new style but don't know where to start there are a many places you can explore.

Mary Corbet's NeedlenThread.com is a great place to start and contains reference information and small projects you can try.

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) has started a Stitch Bank that contains over 200 different embroidery stitches from around the world RSN Stitchbank.

To connect with other stitchers you can join the Embroidery Association of Canada, they have local chapters and also a virtual online group too! (there is a USA group too)

Embroiderers' Association of Canada/Association canadienne de broderie (eac-acb.ca)

Or just share your passion with your friends, even if they don't stitch themselves they will still want to hang out and chat!


To connect with other stitcher I have been hosting Sit n' Stitching Events this year along with my Pop Up Stores. This has been great and lots of fun for me!

This November I will be hosting my last event for this year

"Choose Your Own Adventure" Retreat - November 12th & 13th

Start with your Accomodations:

Choose to stay at the Delta South hotel in Calgary for the weekend, you will be able to start stitching Friday evening in the Atrium and by the small pool adjacent to my Pop Up Store .... Or stay at home and spend all day Saturday & Sunday stitching!

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South Calgary, Alberta, CA - Reservations.com


Add your Stitching Days:

Starting at 9am on Saturday you are welcome to stay all day or drop in for a couple of hours. Stitch into the Evening as the Pop Up Store will be open until 9pm!

Sunday join us at 9am again until 6pm.

Pick your Food:

Treat yourself to the wonderful meals at the Hotel restaurant "Southland Yard" or any of the other restaurants along Macleod Trail including Boston Pizza, Earls or Milestones.

Bring snacks and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee all day.

Bring your Friends! ... or make new ones!

No need to sign up, drop in anytime



 If you are unable to join us this year in Calgary you can still join in the adventure of discovering new embroidery styles or materials.

This months's Mystery Pack is a "Choose Your Own Adventure"

Each Style will include a different selection of threads, fabric and beads.

* Cross Stitch includes Cotton threads, Aida fabric and Mill Hill beads.

* Canvaswork includes Metallic threads, Mill Hill Beads and Canvas.

* Surface Embroidery includes silk threads and High count Linen fabric with Toho Beads

* Crewelwork includes wool threads and heavier stitcher's cloth perfect for creating plush designs.


This fall I am also reorganizing my fabric to make it easier to search

I will be listing fabric by Brand (Zwiegart, Permin, Picture This Plus), Type (Aida, Linen, Lugana), Count and Colour.

Fabric will now include in stock sizes noted at the beginning of each listed (example is below) If there is no size listed then the fabric will need to be ordered for you, I will email you with a timeline and email updates during the process.

*Currently in Stock: Small, Medium and/or Large (1 piece)

*Currently in Stock: Full Yard - All cuts possible

Fabric will also be standardized for each listing, Colour Name - Type of Fabric - Count of Fabric. (example is below)

Pearl Grey - Belfast Linen - 32 count

Currently I have 10 count - 16 count completed and I am planning on working a count a week

14 count Fabric – Embroidery Marketplace - Calgary

Use the Browse Dropdown menu to explore, you can filter by Colour as well as IN STOCK - Hand Dyed fabrics from Picture This Plus and Weeks Dye Works.

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