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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 21st October 2017

11am – 1pm We will be having a brain-storming session to share ideas about our forthcoming Endeavour exhibition. Please attend to share your views. There will also be Bring & Stitch and a Sales Table FREE.           Visitors welcome.

2pm -4pm A.G.M. followed by a Talk by Mr Ron Bate of Historical Maritime Society. He will tell us what life was like aboard HMS Endeavour at the time of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks voyage in 1768. We will also judge the Chair’s Challenge Competition today.   TALK costs £3 for members / £5 for visitors    Visitors welcome

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


We have some photos from the recent World Textile Day in Frodsham on Other Exhibitions page, just click here to have a look…

World Textile Day, Frodsham 2017

Message from Ruby Porter MBE-

The news from Bangladesh is dreadful. Pat Kerr, with a team from Sreepur. have gone down to the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar to see how we can help. It is so sad and the photos are distressing.
Ken and I know this area as we have visited and stayed close to the Myanmar border some years ago. It was very sad then but so much worse now.
Ruby

To see some more of the distressing news from Bangladesh follow the link here…

refugee camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct 2017

refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct 2017


Lizzie Wall has just entertained us with her “Raw Edge Appliqué” workshop. We all made magnificent chickens! Have a look at some photographs of the day here….

tudent's work at Raw Edge Applique workshop with Lizzie Wall

student’s work at Raw Edge Appliqué workshop with Lizzie Wall

 


After 7 years of production, Game of Thrones® has truly become a part of Northern Ireland’s heritage and culture. In order to celebrate this, Tourism Ireland have created the Northern Ireland Game of Thrones® Tapestry – a giant, 77 metre long medieval wall-hanging that brings to life the events, locations and story of the most popular television series of all time. See it here by clicking this link

( detail) Game Of Thrones 77 metre long tapestry

( detail) Game Of Thrones 77 metre long tapestry 2017


 

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


 

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.