Saturday, August 17, 2013

Embroidery calendars

The Cape Embroiderers' Guild celebrate their 30th anniversary next year. To mark the occasion they have published two lovely calendars that are not only good to look at, but are also sure to inspire you to take out your needle and thread and start stitching. If you are beginning to think about Christmas these would make a nice gift for a stitching friend. The first is a calendar for 2014.

There is a page for each month of the year with a photograph of a different type of embroidery. The embroideries included range from counted thread techniques like canvas work and pulled thread to goldwork, needlepainting and freestyle embroidery like this one:

The second calendar is a perpetual birthday calendar that you can keep for years to come.

There is a page for each month with a photograph of a different type of embroidery.  There is also plenty of space next to each day of the month for writing in the names of family and friends with birthdays or anniversaries on that day.

If you are interested in either of these two calendars you contact the Cape Embroiderers' Guild through their website here.

Till next time, happy stitching!


  1. I love the "waiting to vote" piece on the cover of the calendar. I am totally converted to electronic calendars, but the perpetual birthday and anniversary one is a great idea.

    1. Hi Jillian. Thanks for visiting! The 1994 elections in South Africa were quite remarkable, when for the first time everyone could vote. The queues were ridiculously long but the atmosphere was like a carnival with so much goodwill everywhere.