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Artwork of the world created in beadwork and french knots

Atelier Gwendolyne Embroidery Workshop

In this workshop class you learn new embroidery stitches and continue to work on your artwork with the support and guidance of Gwendolyne.

The signs of Spring

I have mentioned it before, that change is something we generally dislike. It erupts our routines we come to expect and understand in our lives. But like this leaf in the ice I captured yesterday on my walk in the park, it is the change of weather that brings new states of being. Hurray for change as Spring is close at hand. This year the Persian Calendar has it landing on March 20th. A favourite day to visit the Khorak Supermarket a Persian shop here in Toronto. This supermarket has a bakery that makes delicious flat breads, has unusual fruits, dried herbs, persian sweets and a hot lunch counter to grab a taste of Persian food. I will definitely be taking some friends to see this side of our city next week.

Hand embroidered winter tree with snow falling

This years Embroidery Workshop it has been a lot of fun. The fresh apple pie ritual is now part of our weekly delights and the exploration of new stitches has inspired me for new works a head. This Sunday the 17th is the last workshop. My Winter Tree is finally complete.

A red banner with the words Make things Happen in white block letters attached to a tennis fence photo shot in the night

Many years ago as William and I were riding on our bikes to home we came across this banner “MAKE THINGS HAPPEN”. Someone had attached this banner to the tennis fence in Bellwoods Park Toronto. It was a magical moment to discover it, as it spoke volumes about making life have more purpose. Someone anonymously spent some energy to share this powerful message and finally today I am sharing it to inspire you for this year ahead.

If you feel like commenting on this post I would love to hear from you. Also if you think you might be interested in joining a future Embroidery Workshop this year I encourage you to drop me a message to let me know when that might be the right time in your calendar year for Atelier Gwendolyne.

Atelier Gwendolyne Embroidery Workshop

In this workshop class you learn new embroidery stitches and continue to work on your artwork with the support and guidance of Gwendolyne.

Artwork of the world created in beadwork and french knots

Atelier Gwendolyne Workshop 1

This is the first workshop of 5. You will receive a Needle-Craft booklet to assist and guide you to learn and practice the stitches for this course. In this class you will work out your artwork on paper, and prepare the canvas you choose and begin to transfer it to the canvas. A demonstration of the most essential stitches will be introduced. Want to learn more about what this course is about visit this post testimonial click HERE

Image of the Atelier Gwendolyne Needle Craft booklet embroidery hoop, embroidery floss and a Fire artwork framed