2021 to 2022

Workshop participation is limited. Members of WEG will be registered first, then non-members may be welcome if there are still openings.

Workshops have registration fees, to pay the instructor and rent the facility, which occasionally may be waived for WEG members.


Each workshop will have either a Kit fee (the instructor prepares the kit for each participant) or a materials list (participants bring the required materials).

For more information, including registration, please contact us.

Two-Needle Pyramid Ornament

Kit Gates, Instructor

Saturdays, November 13 and 20, 2021

10:00 am-12:00 noon

Students will be working on interlock canvas. The thread should be strong, eg. #8 perle cotton (or similar weight), #8 braid, and Neon Rays. Two or three colours are all that is needed (one for the background and two for the “pyramids”.


One main canvas stitch is covered in each class along with the finishing technique. There will be homework between the two classes.

There is no registration fee. Canvas will be provided; students will bring their own thread and needles.

Introduction to Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Carolee Chapman and Ricky Chestnut, Instructors

Saturdays, June 18 and 25, 2022

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Students will create a beautiful silk garden using the instructions provided. They may configure the garden as presented or place the flowers in their own design.


There is no registration fee.  Students will purchase kits.

Introduction to Goldwork

Natalie Dupuis, Instructor

Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, 2022 

10:00 am-4:30 pm

WEG is delighted to engage Natalie Dupuis – an exquisite designer and excellent teacher from Montreal – to present an Introduction to Goldwork workshop. A classroom teacher by profession, Natalie has married her love of teaching with her passion for needlework and now designs and teaches metal work and surface embroidery. She has studied at the Royal School of Needlework and with a variety of teachers at national seminars. She has taught at the San Francisco School of Needlework, a number of EAC/ACB Seminars, and will soon teach for EGA and The Crewel Work Company. Her designs have been widely published in needlework magazines, including Inspirations, Embroidery Canada.


Natalie will be teaching three pieces simultaneously – students will choose one of “Taking My Time” (beginner), “A is for Apple” (beginner/intermediate), or “The 3½ Point Blanket” (beginner/intermediate). 


There is no registration fee. Students will purchase kits.