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Seminar 2022 Hues in Harmony

Thank You for your enthusiastic participation May 16-21, Toronto!


The Toronto Guild of Stitchery was formed in 1975 to encourage and promote the practice of embroidery in all its forms. Our members enjoy a variety of techniques, including cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint, blackwork, whitework, Schwalm, Hardanger, pulled thread, drawn thread, stumpwork, goldwork, smocking, canvas work, mixed media, Japanese embroidery, and machine embroidery, among others. We welcome stitchers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts

The Guild meets two days a month from September to June to share our knowledge and our love of stitching with each other. Meetings are held both during the day and in the evening, and members are welcome to attend either or both as they choose. Day and evening programs are often different.

From the beginning, the Toronto guild has been a chapter guild of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC). The founding chapter of EAC was Winnipeg Embroiderer’s Guild (1973), and the second chapter was TGS (1975)

In addition to our regular meetings, members get together once or twice a year on a Saturday, to spend the whole day stitching. Semi-regular weekends away are also planned.

Please note: We are starting in-person meetings from September 2022. Logistics to continue Zoom meetings are under discussion to enable a hybrid model. Stay tuned.


Visit our Gallery to see some of the items our members have created.


Learning and improving our skills is our reason for being. We learn from our library, from our programs, from our workshops, and from each other.


Visit our Freebies page for some simple patterns donated by our member designers.

Visit the EAC website.
Member of the Embroiderers' Association of Canada
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Toronto Guild of Stitchery
Visit the ONN website.
Member of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers