Opening Reception: April 13, 7 PM
Stitch-in, free and open to the public: Saturday, April 15 & May 6, 2023, 1:30 - 3 PM
“Then you push your threaded needle in one side of the cloth and pull it out on the other side and on and on in rhythmic sewing until you have made something that matters: a thing of beauty and meaning, an embroidery that holds your spirit fast within its threads.” -Clare Hunter, Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
The Brandon Embroiderers began as a small group in the summer of 1998. Evolving and thriving over two decades, the embroiderers meet weekly in order to preserve traditional techniques, as well as offer new challenges in contemporary embroidery for those interested. Members range from advanced participants to beginners, who join weekly to work on their own projects, advance their skills, and simply enjoy the fellowship. All are welcome, united by their love of fibres, colour, and design.
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, The Long and Short of it showcases recent work by members of the Brandon Embroiderers, as well as one youth member. Dazzling traditional and contemporary techniques will be featured, including blackwork, Hardanger, canvas work, cross stitch, crewel, goldwork, candlewicking, needle painting, ribbon, and stumpwork.
Featuring Work By
Dianne van den Ham
Darlene Tufts-Dunlop, Phenology Sampler (detail). 2022-2023