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Next meeting-  will be held-

Until we can return to our meeting place in All Hallows we are holding regular Zoom meetings  with talks by various interesting speakers.

Next meeting by Zoom will take place  on Saturday 16th January 2021. This will be a Workshop with Jenny O’Leary “Laminated Tissue”. The meeting will be in two parts. From 10am – 12 midday, then a break, then from 2pm – 4pm. 

Jenny O’Leary specialises in using hot wax as a resist on tissue paper with

Jenny O’Leary workshop

inks and bleach in her work. In this Zoom workshop she will demonstrate how she works with tissue using different forms of resist such as stencils and oil pastels, laminates them with PVA then works in to them with inks and more wax to create  beautiful translucent surfaces suitable for further development with stitch. Jenny will do a step by step presentation of her techniques, but if you would like to join in you can find a Risk Assessment and a requirements list here. We hope that as many people as possible will join in the day as if it was a normal ‘live’ workshop, and time has been allowed for this in the gap between presentations. If you would like to participate in this way, the equipment list is detailed in the link. Please make sure that you are aware of the safety protocols included before taking part on the day.

We welcome members of other EG branches to join us.

Please contact Sarah at coursebooking@megonline.co.uk if you would like to book a place. Cost is £15 payable by BACS.


Merseyside EG are hosting this year’s NW Regional Day on Zoom for the first time. We will be sending out information and an invitation to join us very soon, but for a sneaky peek just click here…


How about starting a new Embroidery Course for the New Year?

We have details of 6 week on-line courses all beginning in January with prices ranging from £30 to £45 with an experienced tutor. They include Drawing with Textiles, Embellished Textiles, Mending Matters, Landscapes Redefined, and Letters from the Heart. If you have any queries please email zara@zaradayembroidery.com


MEG have had lots of lovely comments about our recent Christmas Party on Zoom-

Brenda says-

Really enjoyed the party Zoom, and especially Sarah’s contribution. Excellent Guide to sewing!

Hazel says-

Thoroughly enjoyed the Xmas party, a lovely mix of things; well done all of you putting it together and for letting me and Stephanie join in. All the best for Xmas, keep well and safe.

Linda says-

Hi , many thanks for all the information. Also a big thank you to the committee for a very successful zoom Christmas Party.

Zena says-

Thank you to you Sarah and Hilary for letting me join your Zoom meeting. It was the first Zoom meeting I had ever attended, which was fairly obvious. I took lots of notes and will be making lots of decorations for our tree shortly.

Patti says-

I thought the zoom Christmas Party was excellent.Both the organisers and contributors did a great job. I hope you have an enjoyable Christmas and look forward to meeting up in the New Year, even if it’s only by zoom.

 

On Saturday 10th December 2020 we held our first MEG Christmas Party by Zoom. It turned out to be a jolly affair, with several members from other EG branches attending. At the end of the afternoon the results of the Christmas Stitchery Competition were announced. You may view all the entries here, and the worthy winner for her stunning machine embroidery of Windermere was Patti Owen. Congratulations Patti!

entry to MEG Christmas Competition 2020. Ist Prize Winner AN AUTUMN WALK ABOVE WINDERMERE by Patti Owen, machine embroidery

entry to MEG Christmas Competition 2020. Ist Prize Winner AN AUTUMN WALK ABOVE WINDERMERE by Patti Owen, machine embroidery

 


Chair’s Chat for January 2021 is available, just click the link

On Saturday 14th November we had a very inspiring talk by Gill Roberts,

Tote bag with handles by Gill Roberts

Tote bag with handles by Gill Roberts

who is one of our long standing members. She showed us how to make a simple tote bag with bought handles. The pattern for this is available, so just email secretary@megonline.co.uk if you would like a copy. She also told us about her long journey trying to use up excess Kaffe Fassett fabric from a workshop she attended. Read all about it and see some photos of what she made here…

FLOWERS FOR MARIE by Gill Roberts

FLOWERS FOR MARIE by Gill Roberts


 

The Loving Earth Project

For lots of information about this project just click the link


Embroiderers’ Guild Summer School 2021

A message from  NW Regional Chair Sue Chisnall-Sumner-

It has come to light that bookings for Summer School 2021 have been very slow in coming in, and I would ask you to remind your members that it is important to book their places.We are very hopeful that Summer School 2021 will be okay to go ahead as it is scheduled for late in June (25th – 27th). If members feel uncertain about it actually happening and they do not book their places, it will certainly have to be cancelled due to lack of uptake. This would be a shame as if we find nearer the time that it could have safely gone ahead- it would be another event lost. So I would urge you to book your place as if you have every confidence in the event happening, otherwise we may lose this annual event entirely. If we find that nearer the time Covid is still in the picture and we and Waddow decide that it should be cancelled , we would of course refund any deposits made by members. We are reviewing the situation early March, and then we will make an informed decision. Normally the balance is not paid until May, but we will keep an eye on how we proceed and let you all know. So to sum it up- please please book your place.

Love Sue

I you would like to see what is being offered at Summer School and full details, then please find the Booking Form here


MEG Newsletter Issue Four, August 2020 available here


It was National Stitch Day 2019 on Saturday 22nd June and Vicky, Hilary, Liz, Karen, Brenda and Dilys met up in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall in Speke Hall, Liverpool for an afternoon of stitch. Brenda brought the Endeavour cloak and we had our MEG banner as examples of stitch. We were working on the slips for our ongoing Tudor Speke project. Visitors showed a lot of interest in our work and some had a go at some stitching. Photos available to view, just click here…

a young visitor is having a go at stitching with MEG at National Stitch Day @ Speke Hall 2019

a young visitor is having a go at stitching with MEG at National Stitch Day @ Speke Hall 2019


Our Endeavour exhibition in Sefton Park Palm House has now ended. We have some photos of this exhibition , just click here to see them..

Endeavour exhibition at Sefton Park Palm House 2019

Endeavour exhibition at Sefton Park Palm House 2019


We have photographs!! Photos of all the exhibits from our  sensational Endeavour exhibition may be viewed here…

PHILANGA'S WEDDING DRESS by Gill Roberts, hand and machine embroidery, Endeavour exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018

PHILANGA’S WEDDING DRESS by Gill Roberts, hand and machine embroidery, Endeavour exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018


CONTEMPORARY THREADS, a new textile arts group based in Liverpool

 
A group of stitchers who are members of the Quilters Guild and/or Embroiderers Guild have set up a new textile arts group, Contemporary Threads, which will meet at St Michael’s in the City, Upper Pitt St, Liverpool L1 5BD on the first Saturday of each month, from 10am – 2pm.
 
Any stitchers who are interested in textiles and mixed media are welcome to join. The aim of the group is to provide mutual inspiration for creating beautiful pieces; to encourage each other to stretch ourselves; and to share ideas and techniques.  We also aim to arrange occasional workshops and speakers.
 
You can join via the Facebook page, Contemporary Threads or by contacting the group’s Chair, Maggie Pearson  (email: maggie.pearson1@btinternet.com). 
 
COME AND JOIN US!
 

NW Regional Day 2018 was held in Leyland on Saturday 21st April 2018 and Merseyside Young Embroiderers’ won First, Second and Third prizes in the YE Kathleen Mansfield Award!! Well done Merseyside YE!! And congratulations to our YE Leader Val Heron!! Have a look at some photos of the day here….

Merseyside Young Embroiderers won First, Second and Third prizes Kathleen Mansfield Award at NW Regional Day, Leyland 2018. Awards presented by James Fox. Congratulations to all

Merseyside Young Embroiderers won First, Second and Third prizes Kathleen Mansfield Award at NW Regional Day, Leyland 2018. Awards presented by James Fox. Congratulations to all



Dilys Parry, one of our members, generously organised a trip to Kendal on Saturday 3rd

Dilys Parry in Kendal 2017

June to view the Quaker Tapestry. We had a very enjoyable day with sunshine all the way! The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre staff were very friendly and informative, and the cafe served delicious food as well! Unfortunately we were not permitted to photograph any of the embroideries, but many thanks to Gill Roberts for the lovely photographs of our group.

MEG visit to Kendal to see the Quaker Tapestry, June 2017


Stitch Me a River by Ann Rogers, 1995

Stitch Me a River by Ann Rogers, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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