NEWS from Ruby Porter MBE. Some of the staff from Sreepur have been helping with the tragic event of the collapsed building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They have made large banners to place around the area to show the people where to go to collect the dead bodies from a school in the area. The Sreepur Women’s Refuge and Orphanage have also said they will take any mothers and children to Sreepur, and have set up a rehabilitation centre close by. Ruby has been to Scotland recently and attended the EG Regional Day in Dundee, as well as events in Aberdeen.She raised over £2000 for Sreepur during the trip.
The 2013 Colour Competition was judged by Ruth Isset and the winner was Eslie Watkins, who is receiving the Edna Billison Glass Trophy for her winning embroidery. Congratulations Elsie! You can see photographs of all the Colour Competition entries on the GROUP EVENTS page ……..
The book of the Liverpool ’08 Tapsetry, People, Places and Passions by Gill Roberts is now available and has been distributed free by HomeBargains to everyone who contributed a piece to the Tapestry. If you would like to buy a copy visit http://www.liverpool08tapestry.co.uk/ where you can view the book and order a hardback copy for £10 + £2.99 p&p.
We had a wonderful day on Saturday 20th April 2013 – learning about Japanese kimono and making Japanese Kanzashi folded flower brooches. If you were not able to attend why not have a look at the photos of the event? Just look for the heading PROGRAMME and scroll down to WORKSHOPS & TALKS 2013 to see what we were up to……
We have just introduced a yearly Bursary which is available to textile students whose home address is in the NW. Have a look further down this page for more details………….
Further down this page there are several pages of interesting courses listed - don’t forget to look!
Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild are holding an Open Day on Saturday 20th July 2013 in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road,Liverpool L18 6JJ from 10am – 4pm. During the morning there will be demonstrations of crafts and embroidery and mini workshops suitable for complete beginners. In the afternoon we will have an interesting Talk by Sue Sercombe. Come along and bring your friends! (see poster for further details)
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak, And you’re two months back in the middle of March.” -
Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926
The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild will be held on Saturday 18th May 2013 in All Hallows Church Hall, Mossley Hill, Liverpool l18 6JJ. During the morning from 11am – 1pm we have Bring & Stitch. Bring any stitching you are working on, have a chat and a cup of tea in a friendly environment. During the afternoon from 2pm – 4pm our TALK is entitled “Connected with Colour” with Ruth Isset – a textile artist who works with colour and has written several books on the subject. She will also judge our embroidery Colour Competition.
Visitors Welcome to the Afternoon Talk and refreshments available. Cost £3 payable at the door.
Talks and Workshops are held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool, L18 6JJ