EAC Seminar Shopping Trip

The annual EAC Seminar is taking place in Toronto this week. Seminar is gathering of stitchers, teachers, and designers where lots of great classes are offered. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take any classes this year (bad timing), but I was able to head over to the Merchant Night.

Seminar 2016 Stash

Seminar 2016 Stash

I was so happy to be able to look at the designs and other offerings from so many talented people. I tried to be restrained since, as I’m sure you know, my stash is already far too large. So, I picked up a stumpwork book from Alison Cole, the Sweet Treats kit from Kathryn Drummond (3-d cupcakes embellished with Casalguidi-style embroidery), and First Snow kit from Carolyn Mitchell. All of these are things that I have wanted to buy for months. I also picked up some needles and some red thread for an upcoming project

DMC Coloris Floss

DMC Coloris Floss

My one impulse purchase was a small set of the newish DMC Coloris thread. They are so pretty, and I couldn’t really help myself.

Quaker Accessories Scissor Case (back)

Quaker Accessories Scissor Case (back)

I also took a quick peek at the Members Show and was delighted to discover that my scissor case was on display with other (fabulous!) pieces from the guild I belong too. I had no idea it would be there, and I think it is lovely that the lady I sent it to decide it was nice enough to be in the show.

I also got to meet up with a few stitchers I rarely get to see, like Dima of D1D2. (She is absolutely lovely and super friendly!)

Seminar takes place in Newfoundland next year, also just before Victoria Day weekend. Hopefully, though, I’ll be able to go and take some of the wonderful courses that are sure to be offered. It is so nice to be somewhere where everyone loves needlework as much as you do and wants to talk seriously about it.

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