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Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild 1956 – 2016

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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 16th July 2016

We have arranged a very special trip to Everyman Theatre, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH

On this trip we are promised a backstage tour to see the fabulous costume making department of this newly refurbished theatre. As well as the tour the cost of £10 members/£12 visitors includes a light lunch.

Please book your place with Helen coursebooking@megonline.co.uk and state whether you would like the Morning Tour at 11am or the Afternoon Tour at 2pm. Lunch will be provided for both groups at 12.30pm.     Booking essential & visitors welcome!


Glorious Colour- an evening with Kaffe Fassett

 2nd December 2016 at 7 pm in Capstone Theatre, Shaw St, Liverpool L6 1HP. The Kaffe Fassett Lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. The presentation highlights work from Kaffe’s latest projects, including his patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs and it will inspire you to create.

Please note:- Tickets will not be available to buy on the door.

Members – buy your tickets from Helen- coursebooking@megonline.co.uk. 

Visitors- buy your tickets for the Kaffe Fassett event here-

Eventbrite - Kaffe Fassett's "Glorious Colour" Lecture

Message to everyone attending Kaffe Fassett Workshop. If you would like to buy Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Morocco book it is cheaper at Amazon Books UK. Click on the link to have a look.


Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild went to the Liverpool MakeFest event in Liverpool Central Library today. Kim was interviewed by former Liverpool Lord Mayor Gary Millar  here

We made some brooches using plastic canvas with lots of members of the public and told them all about MEG. Hoping for some new faces at our meetings in future!


Textile Art Group have an exhibition of embroidery in Royal Armouries Museum. Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT. The exhibition ” Blossom & Blades” continues until 30th October 2016. The exhibition is inspired by Japanese Samurai armour in the museum collection and is well worth a look. Hilary went to visit and there are lots of photos here

SAMURAI 2 by Marilyn McNeill, Textile Art Group exhibition, Leeds 2016

SAMURAI 2 by Marilyn McNeill, Textile Art Group exhibition, Leeds 2016


We went to Southport to see “Fragments of the Past” exhibition by Parbold EG, held in Arthouse Gallery. There were some really interesting embroideries on display. If you would like to see some photos of the exhibition go the Other Exhibitions page or click here…..

detail of FIVE GENERATIONS by Sandra Kedzlie, Parbold EG

detail of FIVE GENERATIONS by Sandra Kedzlie, Parbold EG


On Saturday we had a welcome visit from some members of Macclesfield EG who came to share their stitching journey and experiences with us. There are some lovely photographs of their work on Talks & Workshops page, or click here to see them….  Norma Heron was also presented with a gold badge and certificate for 50 years as a member of our branch. Congratulations Norma!

Norma Heron is presented with her 5o year gold badge by MEG Chair Kim Parkman

Norma Heron is presented with her 5o year gold badge by MEG Chair Kim Parkman

Niamh Conway who is our 2015 MEG Joint Bursary Winner, has recently taken her Final Degree fashion collection to Graduate Fashion Week in London. She has some very exciting designs. To see some more pics just click on the link

Niamh Conway design @ Graduate Fashion Week 2016

Niamh Conway design @ Graduate Fashion Week 2016


“60 Glorious Years”

Our very successful MEG exhibition “60 Glorious Years”  held in the magnificent setting of Liverpool Cathedral has now ended. However we have photographs of all the exhibits on MEG Exhibitions page or click here to view them…..

Winner of the Visitor’s Vote at 60 Glorious Years exhibition 2016 was SKYLIGHT by Hilary McCormack, reverse appliqué on hand dyed fabric with block printed background. Congratulations Hilary!

SKYLIGHT by Hilary McCormack, winner of Visitor's Vote at 60 Glorious Years exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 2016

SKYLIGHT by Hilary McCormack, winner of Visitor’s Vote at 60 Glorious Years exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 2016

MEG 60 Glorious Years exhibition, May 2016

MEG 60 Glorious Years exhibition, May 2016


 

More Than Enough

The first lily of June opens its red mouth.

All over the sand road where we walk

multiflora rose climbs trees cascading

white or pink blossoms, simple, intense

the scene drifting like coloured mist.

The arrowhead is spreading its creamy

clumps of flower and the blackberries

are blooming in the thickets. Season of

joy for the bee. The green will never

again be so green, so purely and lushly

new, grass lifting its wheaty seedheads

into the wind. Rich fresh wine

of June, we stagger into you smeared

with pollen, overcome as the turtle

laying her eggs in roadside sand.

 Marge Piercy