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The November meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is a Workshop with Hilary McCormack & Karen Scott to be held from 10am -4pm on Saturday 7th November 2015

We will have two half day Workshops, and you will make a hard back book with Coptic stitch binding PLUS an origami style book. cost £20 members and £25 visitors. Booking is essential and to book your place please email  Helen at coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

 All meetings are held in  All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ.

Phillipa Turnbull has donated a DVD of basic Crewel work stitches to our  collection. Come and browse the box. Vicky has our collection of craft DVD’s at every meeting.

Under the LIBRARY heading at the top of the page you can view our list of MEG library books which are available to borrow. The library is available in All Hallows Church Hall on each Talk day, and at other times on request. Just follow the link below-


BeCreative magazine (formerly Workbox) are offering MEG members a discount on bulk subscriptions.

This means that if you order BeCreative from our Guild you will pay £3.00 per copy instead of the cover price of £4.25- saving £1.25 per copy.

BeCreative is published every two months and it is mainly about embroidery. It features articles about textile artists, various types of embroidery, projects to make, book reviews etc. and it is a source of inspiration to anyone interested in textile and needlecraft around the world.

If you are interested in subscribing to BeCreative at £3.00 per copy please contact Vicky at membership@megonline.co.uk to add your name to our list.

On Saturday 3rd Oct 2015 we had our AGM followed by an interesting TALK by David and Sue Richardson about the Qaraqalpaq people who live near Uzbekistan. To see some of the spectacular embroidery we viewed just follow this link-


embroidered bag by Qaraqalpaq people

embroidered bag by Qaraqalpaq people



Our first Chairman’s Challenge Competition was judged at the AGM and the winner was Mal Ralston, with her imaginative picture of a fairy glade. Congratulations Mal!  Follow the link to see all the entries for 2015-  http://www.megonline.co.uk/competition-winners/chairmans-challenge-competition-2015/

First Prize winner of Chairman's Challenge comp 2015- theme SKYLIGHT

First Prize winner of Chairman’s Challenge comp 2015- theme SKYLIGHT


We have been to Frodsham recently to look at 3 wonderful exhibitions hels in the Castle Arts Centre. There were lots of textile pieces on display, but also some ceramics and pointillism. Have a look at OTHER EXHIBITIONS→ by following this link http://www.megonline.co.uk/other-exhibitions/frodsham-sept-2015/  to see all the photos…..

detail of ARCHIE by Sue Archer of TX Textile group

detail of ARCHIE by Sue Archer of TX Textile group




Margaret Crichton went to Kirkcaldy in Fife recently and saw the Great Tapestry of Scotland which is 143 metres long and was stitched by more than 1000 volunteers. She brought us some great pictures of the tapestry. Just click on  this link to see them…http://www.megonline.co.uk/other-exhibitions/the-great-tapestry-of-scotland/

Panel of the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Panel of the Great Tapestry of Scotland


Magna Carta an Embroidery , will be available to view from Saturday 8th August 2015 to Saturday 1st November 2015 in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Please see WHATS ON for further details

magna carta an embroidery

magna carta an embroidery


The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,

It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For, so swiftly it flew, the sight

Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,

It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For who has sight so keen and strong,

That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak

I found the arrow, still unbroke;

And the song, from beginning to end,

I found again in the heart of a friend.


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