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!
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.