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GRAYSON PERRY EXHIBITION “THE VANITY OF SMALL DIFFFERENCES” to be held from 17th May 2014 – 10th August 2014 in Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL . Graysn Perry takes a sideways look at class mobility and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild website!

Information on the following embroidery and knitting projects may be found further down this page-

  • “All That Glistens” – EG Annual Members’ Challenge 2014/15
  • The Power of 5 – distance learning in embroidery from E.G. HQ
  • Project Linus UK – knit small blankets and hats for sick children
  • Teddies for Tragedies (UK) – knit teddies for children in third world countries
  • Knit for Neville (NW Cancer Research) – knit or crochet any item to aid research into cancer

 

some MEG textile artists at 'Meet the Artists' day, Victoria Gallery, 2014

some MEG textile artists at ‘Meet the Artists’ day, Victoria Gallery, 2014

 

Summer Coach Trip   We have hired a 16 seater coach for Saturday 9th August 2014 to visit WoolyKnit Shop at Warth Mill and Bombay Stores In Bradford. These are two great venues with plenty of shopping opportunities, and also a nice cafe with extensive menu at Warth Mill. Coach will be leaving from Lime St at 9.00am and returning at 6.00pm. cost £20 and there are 2 places remaining. To book a place contact Vicky by email membership@megonline.co.uk and for further info see the poster on WHATS ON

Liverpool Womens Hospital twinned with Birmingham Womens Hospital on 21st-22nd June 2014 to run a 110 mile cycle ride to each others hospitals as a joint fund-raising effort. Merseyside YE with YE Leader Val Heron were asked to embroider a pennant which would be presented on arrival at Birmingham. Below you can see the riders before they set off for Birmingham, with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Erica Kemp and our pennant, which featured a Liver Bird on a bike.

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David Peglar would like some more embroiderers to join his Ecclesiastical Workshop which is held in the Embroidery Studio, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral each Monday. No pay, unfortunately, but plenty of tea and biscuits, while you embroider vestments for the Clergy under David’s guidance. If you are interested contact Vicky at membership@megonline.co.uk and she will pass a message to David. We have recently visited the Studio and assembled a folder of the Vestments etc which have been created there. You can have a look on OTHER EXHIBITIONS page……

 

Ruby Porter MBE has just added a new update to her Sreepur blog. Have a look at her busy schedule during the past 3 months on SREEPUR NEWS 2014 page……. Ruby will be holding a new “Threading Dreams” exhibition in Liverpool’s magnificent Town Hall in August. (Dates on SREEPUR PAGE) Come along and give your support to a worthwhile cause.

Sreepur Quilt 2014 "Birds"

Sreepur Quilt 2014 “Birds”

 A Drop Fell on the Apple Tree –
Another — on the Roof –
A Half a Dozen kissed the Eaves –
And made the Gables laugh –

A few went out to help the Brook
That went to help the Sea –
Myself Conjectured were they Pearls –
What Necklace could be –

The Dust replaced, in Hoisted Roads –
The Birds jocoser sung –
The Sunshine threw his Hat away –
The Bushes — spangles flung –

The Breezes brought dejected Lutes –
And bathed them in the Glee –
Then Orient showed a single Flag,
And signed the Fete away –

Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

 The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on 16th August 2014.

We have a WORKSHOP  from 10am – 4pm “Lumpy, Bumpy and Spikey” with Cathy Turner. We will make felt using wet felting techniques and add pockets and other additions to make a small bag or hanging. (All wools provided) cost £20 members/ £25 visitors. To book a place please contact coursebooking@megonline.co.uk  ,or see our WHATS ON page for further details.

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

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Bursary

Merseyside Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild – Student Bursary 2014/15 We are very pleased to offer a bursary of £500 to university students working with embroidery or stitch. This is the second year we have run the scheme and last … Continue reading

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Bursary winners – Hanna Wyn Roberts 2013 winner

Hanna Wyn Roberts 2013 M.E.G. Bursary winner Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild’s first Bursary Winner, who receives £500, is Hanna Wyn Roberts.   Hanna is a second year student at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and she is studying for a Bachelor of Arts … Continue reading

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” All That Glistens” -E.G Annual Members’ Challenge 2014/2015

EG Annual Members Challenge 2014 – 1511072014_0000 EG Annual Members Challenge 2014 – 15(2)11072014_0000 EG Annual Members Challenge 2014 – 15(3)11072014_0000  

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KNIT FOR NEVILLE ( NW Cancer Research )

North West Cancer Research, founded in 1948, is one of the longest running medical charities in the country. Since its foundation it has raised over £28million to fund cancer research projects in the North West of England and North Wales. … Continue reading

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Teddies for Tragedies

Teddies for Tragedies Doctors in Third World countries have found that children who have their own teddies to cuddle get better more quickly than those who do not. Each child takes their teddy home, so there is a need for … Continue reading

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Project Linus UK

Project Linus came to the UK in March 2000, and it continues to grow. Project Linus UK provides home-made security blankets to paediatric cancer patients, and to other seriously ill, abused or traumatised children – children in need of a big … Continue reading

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The Power of 5 – distance learning from E.G.

The Power of 5 A new initiative in distance learning for stitch In your own time At your own pace Pursuing your own interests In your own home For your own enjoyment These are courses people tell us they always … Continue reading

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Members’ Achievements

May 2014 Vicky Williams created a Banner for the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Branch of the Mothers Union, which was completed in May 2014.     This shows the completed banner. It has kept me busy this Spring and, without the … Continue reading

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Competition Winners

The latest Sreepur Quilt Draw was held on 30th December 2013. the winners are- M.Bailey, Cheshire – won Sreepur embroidered silk quilt M. O’Donnell, Liverpool C. Fox, Wirral L. West, Liverpool L. Wrest, Liverpool The Sreepur Quilt Draw was held … Continue reading

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