In 2001, the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria embarked upon a guild project to make roses for the educational display component of their upcoming member’s exhibition – A Stitchers’ Odyssey. Grace Cockburn, then president of the guild, designed the rose and put out the call to members to join in the stitching. Each rose was to be a maximum of three inches square and must have the five petals. The details of technique, fibres to use and colour were left up to the individual embroiderer.
The EAC Presentation In A Box committee is proposing a similar challenge for all EAC members. [Pink shaded rose] We would like to create two sets of display roses—one for the Prairie Pacific region and another for the Atlantic Central region. These would be available for guilds—or guilds-to-be to use in any educational way they can think of.
We challenge YOU—or your Chapter or Guild—to make one (or even more!) rose in your favourite stitch technique and send it in to the committee by October 15, 2015. The committee would be responsible for mounting the roses and adding the write-ups.
With many thanks to Grace Cockburn or Victoria for the original idea and the permission for EAC to use the design outline.