Craft has helped shaped the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is an integral part of our present, and it is crucial for the sense of pride and identity we hope to carry into our future. Six practicing instructors and craftspeople who are experts in their field will share their knowledge and skill through a Friday evening lecture and Saturday single-day workshop in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Lectures are open to the public and everyone is welcome! Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
All lectures and workshops will be held at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art & Design, 278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL.
Celebrate Craft: Susan Furneaux
The Joys of Embroidery
Lecture: Friday, November 24, 7:00 pm
Join local expert Susan Furneaux to hear tales of historic needlework from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Everyone welcome and it’s free!
Tufting Workshop: Saturday, November 25, new time! 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Explore the traditional and creative embroidery technique of hair tufting. By combining basic embroidery stitches with metal threads, beads and caribou or moose hair, create a small, one of a kind piece suitable for framing. All skill levels welcome.
New price! $65 (includes HST & all supplies, advanced registration required)
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.