What’s On

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  MERSEYSIDE EMBROIDERERS GUILD presents a WORKSHOP led by Ruby Porter MBE. To be held from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 26th April 2014 in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ. Cost £20/£25. (for further details see … 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-

  • Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild “Growth” exhibition in Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool. Entries must be submitted by 26th April 2014
  • NW Regional exhibition “Tied by Stitches”. Entries to be submitted by 27th April 2014
  • MEG “Colour Competition”. Entries to be brought to the Talk on 17th May 2014
  • 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

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!

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

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)

  1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
  2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
  3. It is less expensive and fun than psychiatric care.
  4. I’m participating in a contest—the one that dies with the most fabric wins.
  5. 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.
  6. Because I’m worth it.
  7. Like dust, it’s good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, laundry basket and dining room table.
  8. Its not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes me feel good.
  9. Because it’s on sale.
  10. 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 –  Visitors welcome

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

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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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MEG “Colour Competition”

Colour comp poster 2014 doc

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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

Sarah Lowes has rewritten the well known children’s story “The Snow Queen” and has recently had it published. She had an exciting day on 14th December 2013 at Waterstones book shop in Liverpool One. It was the day of her … Continue reading

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GROWTH exhibition in Victoria Gallery, Liverpool

Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild have been invited to exhibit in Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR from 13th May -  7th July 2014 The theme is “Growth” Ideas to start with might include Spring as one of … Continue reading

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Info about NW Regional Exhibition “Tied by Stitches” 26th May 2014 – 21st June 2014 – how to submit embroideries

NW Regional exhibition 2014Tied by Stitches Regional Ex. 2014 EntryInsurance form

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Athletes of the World DVD order form


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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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