Hanging By A Thread
HANGING BY A THREAD – An exhibition of work by Connections,
an International Group of Fibreartists
January 16 – February 21, 2010
Crop Circles by Ann Sanders
History of Connections
Several members of the Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild Guelph, many of whom were giving workshops and teaching classes, were invited to mount a show of their work at the Wyndham Art Store gallery in February of 1996. They called the show “Connections”. The same group proposed a show to the Wellington County Museum, and later the same year, along with invited artists from other embroiderers’ guilds, mounted a show called “Two for Tea” in which each fibre artist found a partner to create either a tea pot or cosy.
Connections Group 2007
Shortly thereafter, in January of 1999, Connections held its first meeting, and joined the Ontario Network of Needleworkers as a guild. Early goals were to produce at least one show per year in a gallery, to support a sister organization Threadworks by serving on the committee and sponsoring prizes, and to have one workshop a month in members’ studios. Some members are now published authors and show internationally. Many members also continue to belong to embroiderers’ guilds and quilting guilds as teachers and executive members, and continue to be regarded as pioneers.
For more information about Connections www.connectionsfibreartists.com
Front post thumbnail art by John Willard