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Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Association of Canada

More About the Guild

Learn more about the guild --- its history, logo and banners. 

History of the Guild

It all started back in 1971 with a notice posted in supermarkets and shopping centres calling for people interested in embroidery to an open meeting at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield. The rest, as they say, is history ...

LCSG Timeline  

Guild Presidents over the years

Needlework Comes into its Own - Montreal Gazette, 3 June 1982. Article about the guild and exhibition

 

The Guild Logo

In the fall of 1973, the guild ran a competition among its members for the design of a logo for the guild. The winning design was submitted by founding member Flo Dutka.

lcsg-drop-shadowThe symbolism of Flo’s design and our present day logo: 

The circle is symbolic of the universal creativity which supports and enriches life.

The rectangle is symbolic of the framework of discipline and organization, varied with each expression of the many kinds of embroidery and necessary for development.

The line is symbolic of the purpose and activity underlying everything, which takes each person upwards.

The three symbols are interlaced to represent their interaction and interdependence on each other.

The three shapes are also symbolic of the basic elements of stitchery --- the ball, the frame, the hoop, and the needle. 

 

Guild Banners

Designed and stitched by guild members in the 1990s, our blue and white banners are proudly displayed at guild meetings, EAC events and public exhibitions. The banners feature octagon motifs stitched in various techniques that reflect the diverse range of embroidery interests at the guild: bargello, blackwork, Brazilian, crewel, hardanger, needlepainting and pulled thread, to name just a few. 

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Presidents' Banner

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The Presidents' Banner was stitched by Erma Scrimgeour and the finishing work of hemming, making loops and backing was done by Marina Pastushenko and Paula Gautier. Jean Gautier made the rods to match those of the guild banners.

List of LCSG Presidents


 


Les Belles Brodeuses

Depending on demand, the guild offers classes to young people aged 9 to 17 interested in learning how to embroider. These classes are offered on Saturdays at the home of a member living in Hudson. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please contact us for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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