Seminar 2021: Magical Mystery presents their fundraising projects which we hope will inspire you and your needle to get to work! We look forward to sending these projects out to you and in the process, supporting EAC/ACB programming.

Magical Mystery

swirls of embroidered metallic threads with a small silver genie-type oil lamp charm
Magical Mystery Kit and Instructions by Carol Storie

Magical Mystery has a genie coming out of the lantern and is designed by Carol Storie. Will the genie be glad or mad when she/he comes out? Stitch him/her in metallic thread and find out.

The kit includes 18ct congress cloth in white/silver, 5 colours of Kreinik #4 braids in purple, lilac, amethyst, turquoise and aquamarine, genie lantern charm and needle required for stitching. Directions are in full colour. Stretcher bars are not included.

Kit and instructions cost: $35.00 | Postage: $3.35 CA, $9.69 USA, $10.16 INT | Technique: Canvaswork | Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate | Size: Fabric is cut 11” x 11”

Sachet and Pincushion

small white drawstring bag and pin cushion with blue embroidered scrolls and a pulled thread stitches surrounding a central motif
Sachet and Pincushion Kit and Instructions by Kim Beamish

Sachet and Pincushion is a project with a lot of choices designed by Kim Beamish. The kit includes enough fabric to complete the sachet and a pincushion or a small mat. The colour scheme is up to you as well. Four variegated threads are included in blue, green, garnet and burnt orange. Pick your favourite to complete the design. 

The kit includes 28ct Cashel linen, DMC #8 pearl cotton, DMC #12 pearl cotton, 4 full skeins of DMC variegated threads, ribbon, and needles required for stitching and finishing. Stuffing for the pincushion is not provided. Instructions are in full colour.

Kit and Instructions Cost: $45 | Postage: $3.35 CA, $9.69 USA, $10.16 INT | Technique: Cross stitch and surface embroidery | Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate | Size: Sachet 6” wide by 7” high; Pincushion 5” wide by 5” high; Small Mat 5” wide by 5” high

Festive Christmas Wreath

round embroidered mat with Hardanger and silk ribbon in red and green
Festive Christmas Wreath instructions by Joyce Gill

Festive Christmas Wreath will be the perfect project for a Christmas gift designed by Joyce Gill. The wreath combines Hardanger and silk ribbon embroidery in Christmas colours, but in a different colour choice, it could adorn your home year-round.  Instructions are in full colour.

Instructions Cost: $15 | Postage: $$2.04 CA, $7.92 USA, $10.16 INT | Technique: Hardanger and ribbon embroidery | Skill level: Intermediate | Size: Fabric is cut 13” x 13”

The Magic of Candy Wrappers

envelope made with paper created from candy wrapper and hand stitched together
The Magic of Candy Wrappers Instructions by Sue Thomas

The Magic of Candy Wrappers will show you how to make fabric from candy wrappers and how to use that fabric in projects designed by Sue Thomas. She discusses which candy wrappers are the best to use and takes you step-by-step through the process. After your fabric is made, an envelope pattern is provided in order to use your candy wrapper fabric.  

Instructions Cost: $15 | Postage: $2.04 CA, $7.92 USA, $10.16 INT | Technique: Surface embroidery | Skill Level: All levels | Size: Candy Wrapper Fabric is cut 10” x 22”

Orca Moon

stylized orca and waves embroidered in the blackwork technique in red and black threads
Orca Moon Instructions by Linda Brenner

Orca Moon is a west coast style orca leaping out of the sea and is designed by Linda Brenner. The project is done in blackwork with different filling stitches used for the sea waves, orca and tangerine moon.

Use this piece in a framed picture, a pocket on a tote bag, in a quilt or appliqued to a jacket, coat or shirt. Instructions are in full colour.

Instructions Cost: $15 | Postage: $2.04 CA, $7.92 USA, $10.16 INT | Technique: Blackwork | Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate | Size: Fabric is cut 14” x 14”; design size is 8.5” x 8.5”