Information on the following embroidery and knitting 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.
Ruby Porter MBE has been professionally filmed giving a Talk about her work in Sreepur Village, Bangladesh at the Scotland Regional Day 2013. This DVD recording is now available for members to purchase from Embroiderers Guild House, 1 Kings Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2RA. Cost £12.50(inc p&p)
Happy 40th Birthday Young Embroiderers
Happy 40th Birthday to YE!
There are some more photos of the day on YE 2014 News page – take a look ….
From 24th – 29th March in Heswall Library you can visit an embroidery exhibition by ConText, who are all members of either Wirral EG or North Wales EG. Details of location and more photos can be seen on OTHER EXHIBITIONS page…….
embroidered cushions by CONTEXT, 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 -
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 26th April 2014.
It is a WORKSHOP with Ruby Porter MBE. Come and embellish a Sreepur scarf (available to purchase on the day – cost £5), and create a gift for yourself or to give to a friend, while having fun and helping a worthwhile charity at the same time. Cost £20 members/ £25 visitors.Booking is essential and places may be booked by emailing Hilary at – firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitors welcome
All meetings are held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ.