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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 17th June 2017

11am-1pm Bring & Stitch                        Visitors welcome!

2pm -4pm We have a TALK by Caroline Fogell with “The Linus Project”. A chance for you to hear from the organiser of a worthwhile and successful local charity which supports sick children and young people. We are hoping all our members will be inspired to support The Linus Project! Cost £3 members / £5 visitors                   Visitors welcome!

All Talks and Workshops are held in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road,  Liverpool L18 6JJ   (unless otherwise stated)


Ruby Porter MBE and her husband Ken were invited to a service attended by the Queen in St Paul’s Cathedral on 24th May. Have a look at a report of the event and more pics on Sreepur Refuge page

Rubina Porter MBE and husband Ken at St Paul's Cathedral on 24th May 2017

Rubina Porter MBE and husband Ken at St Paul’s Cathedral on 24th May 2017

Hope University Fine & Applied Arts Final Degree show is taking place at the moment in Creative Campus, 17 Shaw St, Liverpool L6 1HP. The exhibition will continue until Tuesday 6th June 2017, but we have some photos of the textile designs- just click here to see them… or look in Other Exhibitions.

textile designs based on wildflowers by Grace Scullen at Hope Univ Degree Show 2017

textile designs based on wildflowers by Grace Scullen at Hope Univ Degree Show 2017


On Saturday we held our Summer Tea Party in All Hallows Centre for the first time. It is a nice, bright venue for a party. If you would like to see how the party went just follow this link…

Kim, Jenny and Olive are getting ready to prepare our refreshments at MEG Summer Tea Party 2017

Kim, Jenny and Olive are getting ready to prepare our refreshments at MEG Summer Tea Party 2017

Our 2017 Colour Competition was also judged by public vote at the party, and the winner of the Edna Billiston Glass Vase was Mal Ralston with her lovely embroidery entitled RAZZLE DAZZLE FERRY. To see all the entries to this year’s Colour Competition follow this link…

RAZZLE-DAZZLE FERRY by Mal Ralston, First Prize Winner of 2017 Colour Competition at our MEG Summer Tea Party 2017

RAZZLE-DAZZLE FERRY by Mal Ralston, First Prize Winner of 2017 Colour Competition at our MEG Summer Tea Party 2017


Karen Scott is starring in a time lapse video titled “Time Slips Away” It was made specially for this year’s Light Night (see What’s On for more info on this). Karen is embroidering a stumpwork bee. Enjoy!

 

 


We had a very interesting Workshop on Saturday, where we constructed fabric boxes with the expert help of Val Heron. Have a look at some of the photographs of the day here

Val Heron is demonstrating ladder stitch at MEG Napkin Box Workshop with Val Heron

Val Heron is demonstrating ladder stitch at MEG Napkin Box Workshop with Val Heron


 

Embroiderers’ Guild HQ have launched a new challenge for all members. The title is “Page 17: Imagination, Interpretation, Inspiration”. Just produce a piece of work inspired by a book, any technique, mounted on artist’s canvas, between A5 to A2 in size.  Send a jpeg image of previously done  work to EG by 30th April 2017, or send submission form re: new work by 31st May 2017. If accepted you have until 31st August 2017 to send completed work. Full details of this project can be found on Competitions Page


 

The Trees

The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.
 

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.

Philip Larkin