FUNDRAISERS

The fundraisers for Seminar 2023: The Stitch Goes On/Le point continue have been unveiled! Orders are now being accepted!

Open and download the Seminar 2023 Fundraisers order form to your device. Open the form to complete, save it on your device, and send it as an email attachment. OR, you can open and print the form, complete it manually and mail it.

Shipping within Canada:

  • Total cost up to $100: $12.00 regular mail
  • Total cost over $100: $24.00 includes tracking/insurance
  • Cost of pre-order pendant alone is $4.00 shipping by regular mail

Shipping outside of Canada: available upon request

Northern Lights Bear Wooden Ornament Kit: $20 plus shipping (limited quantities)

What a way to celebrate Canada’s north and the polar bear capital of the world: Winnipeg! Stitch up one kit for yourself and make more to send to friends and relatives around the world! We are thrilled to offer an exclusive custom-designed wooden laser-cut ornament, created for Seminar 2023 by Toronto’s Mary Vallis Cowan (canadianstitchery@gmail.com). This cross-stitch kit comes complete with colour pattern and instructions, laser-cut wooden shape, DMC threads on bobbins, one John James needle, pre-cut peel and stick felt backing, and red and white baker’s twine for hanging. Basic cross-stitch instructions are included along with a link to an online teaching video, making this a perfect gift for a beginner stitcher, but still fun to do for those who are more advanced. The stitch size is equivalent to working on 14-count Aida. The finished size of the ornament is 4 1/2” wide x 3” high.


Ivy Punto Antico Kit: $50 plus shipping

This delicate punto antico design is by Kathryn Drummond (gingerbreadgirl@shaw.ca). Kit is complete with fabric, threads, gold needle, and instructions. Supplied fabric is 32-count Sea Lily linen by Wichelt (Item 65283). Threads used include #8 and #12 perle cotton DMC B5200, #8 perle cotton DMC #3813, and Caron Wildflowers “Pine Forest.” The finished piece measures 9.3/4″ square.


Embroidery Hoop Silver Pendant: $40 plus shipping (preorders only beginning May 18)

Celebrate your love of embroidery with a custom-designed exclusive by Winnipeg jeweller Hilary Druxman of Hilary Druxman Design (www.hilarydruxman.com). This sterling silver pendant features a miniature embroidery hoop with a cross-stitch heart motif. The pendant measures 3/4” in diameter. The silver chain adjusts from 16”-18” in length.


Snowman Needlepoint Kits: $60 plus shipping (limited quantities)

Hand-painted canvases put these exclusive needlepoint snowman kits into the collectibles class. Custom designed for Seminar 2023 and individually hand-painted by Ewa Kurnicka of “Needlepoint Place” (np.place@live.com) in Winnipeg, you’ll have to move fast to get your hands on one of these limited kits. Choose from Snowman design #1, #2, or #3. All kits include a piece of 9 1/2” x 8” 18-count interlock canvas, hand-painted in the design of your choice, as well as two gold size 22 tapestry needles, and all required DMC threads. Finishing instructions are not included but your snowman will look great either finished flat, lightly stuffed, or with a roly-poly bottom as pictured. The design area of each snowman measures 5” high and 3 1/2” wide.


Needlebook and Pin Cushion Kits: $25 plus shipping

Kathryn Drummond (gingerbreadgirl@shaw.ca) has designed four wonderful needle-book and pin cushion sets. Choose one for yourself and get one or more for your friends! Each kit is complete (minus the stuffing for the pin cushions) to make one set of a needle-book and matching pin cushion: rayon/wool blend felt in colours as shown, matching DMC floss to sew everything together, gold needle, patterns and instructions. A real bonus is that all the flowers and leaves are pre-cut so you can get right to work with your applique! The polar bear and northern lights will require some tracing and cutting. The finished and opened needle-books measure 4 1/2” x 4 1/4”. The finished and stuffed pin cushions measure 3” diameter x 2” high.


Parka Polar Bear Cross Stitch Chart: $12 plus shipping

The detailed front and back patterns of this delightful little polar bear are stitched separately, sewn together, and stuffed. Add a base to create a three-dimensional ornament or shelf-sitter. For a flatter hanging ornament, lightly stuff the joined pieces and close the bottom seam. Designed by Lorraine Iverach, the chart features a polar bear sitting on a piece of shrinking Arctic ice, keeping warm in her “amauti,” or woman’s parka. Stitch the amauti in three shades of your favourite colours. The blue sample was stitched with DMC floss on 14 count Aida and measures 4 1/2” high, 3 1/4” wide, and 2 1/8” thick. The red sample was stitched with DMC floss on 22 count Hardanger and measures 3” high, 2 1/8” wide, and 1” thick.


A Stitcher’s Notebook: $30 plus shipping

Sure to become one of your favourite tools, keep this handy “Stitcher’s Notebook” with you at all times. You never know when inspiration will strike! Sketch your designs and ideas on one of the many included blank pages or graph papers. The notebook will be a wonderful addition to your kit bag when attending classes or workshops; you’ll find plenty of lined pages for note-taking. Filled with so many useful pages, the notebook also features inspirational and delightful images of classic projects made by members of the Winnipeg Embroiderers Guild. As a bonus, you will receive 14 free patterns, many designed especially for Seminar 2023. The notebook measures 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, has 196 pages and is coil bound.