Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association



stitchery hands

Stitchery is needlework of any kind. Centuries old, it was used to add beauty to clothing, religious objects or household items through embroidery or lace making. It is one of the simplest crafts since all that is needed is fabric, a needle, thread, scissors and good source of light. New fibres and techniques increase the creativity exponentially. An example of modern stitchery can be found in our Juried Competition photo gallery in Colleen Darling's My Variable Star which won first place in the Fibre Decorative category.

Getting started: First watch the video below. It is an interview with Colleen Darling of the Enbroidery Guild and will give you an idea of what is involved.

A Google search of the internet for Embroidery Guilds or Clubs may give you some direction in your own area.  In Simcoe County, Ontario, check the local information services or call the Guild listed below. If you click here you will find teachers in Simcoe County who have registered with us.


Simcoe County Embroidery Guild, Colleen Darling, 705-329-0730.  A chapter of the Embroiderers' Association of Canada is a group of people who love to stitch at all levels of proficiency with all kinds of embroidery.  Meet at Simcoe County Museum regularly. Call for information.