Information on the following embroidery projects may be found further down this page-
Update to Merseyside “Growth” exhibition
Due to building work in Victoria Gallery & Museum our exhibition will now run from 13th May – 5th July(see WHATS ON for more info). Deadline for completion of large pieces of work and GROWTH postcards is 26th April 2014. Pieces may be delivered to All Hallows Church Hall between 10am & 4pm on 26th April, as there will be a WORKSHOP on that day, or may be posted to Vicky Williams, address on the back of your Membership Card.
Work must be labelled on the back with NAME & PHONE NO, also insurance price and sale price or NFS, also indicate which way up to hang(if applicable). Please also label all your packaging materials.
We have had an update from Hannah Wyn Roberts, our 2013 Bursary winner. She is now in her third year and has sent us some photos of her latest work. Have a look at BURSARY page further down this page to see more…..
Ruby Porter MBE is in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ from 17th – 27th February 2014 (11am – 4pm ) Come and pay her a visit and support this outstanding Sreepur Charity. Visit SREEPUR NEWS page to see where Ruby will be with her stall in the coming months, and also some photos of the current exhibition………..
Dame Sarah Storey with Ruby Porter MBE at “Threading Dreams” Sreepur exhibition in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral 2014
The Great Tapestry of Scotland
The Great Tapestry of Scotland was the brainchild of one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith. The 44 Scotland Street author, together with historian Alistair Moffat, and with the artistic talents of Andrew Crummy, (not to mention more than 1000 stitchers from all areas of Scotland!) formed a team set to produce the world’s longest tapestries through one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland.
- The Tapestry took over 65,00 hours of stitching
- It covers 42 million years of Scottish history
- It took 1,000 stitchers 50,000 sewing hours to make
- The Great Tapestry of Scotland has 160 panels
- It measures over 140 metres
If you would like to view The Great Tapestry of Scotland here is the link -
We have an update to our information about “The Estuary” embroidery which hangs in Liverpool Womens Hospital. A 2003 article in the staff newsletter has come to light. Read all about it on GROUP EVENTS page…….
This photo of our members dates frrom 2003 – recognise anyone?
Dame Sarah Storey OBE MBE is now a Patron of Sreepur Village charity. Want to see some photos of her? Then visit SREEPUR NEWS page …….
Dame Sarah Storey racing in 2012 Paralympic Games where she won a Gold Medal
10 Good Reasons to buy Fabric (in no particular order)
- It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
- It keeps the economy moving. It is my duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
- It is less expensive and fun than psychiatric care.
- I’m participating in a contest—the one that dies with the most fabric wins.
- It keeps without refrigeration; you don’t have to cook it to enjoy it; you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
- Because I’m worth it.
- Like dust, it’s good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, laundry basket and dining room table.
- Its not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes me feel good.
- Because it’s on sale.
- Buy NOW, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.
The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on 15th March 2014.
During the morning from 11am – 1pm we have a Bring & Stitch session, where you can learn new stitches or continue with your ongoing embroidery project. Then after lunch (bring your own packed lunch, tea & coffe available all day) from 2pm – 4pm we have a TALK by Alice Coulson, “Kay’s Practical Embroiderer and Its Influence on My Work” - after interpreting vintage embroidery templates, Alice exhibited her Degree Show collection at the Embroiderers Guild Graduate Show. Cost £3 members/£5 visitors. Visitors welcome
All meetings are held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ.