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Welcome to Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild

The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 18th July 2015.

Next meeting of MEG is a TALK by Liz Evans of Retroprint; “Fab Fabrics”. Liz will show and tell us some of the history of her extensive collection of vintage fabrics from 1950’s – 1970’s. She will also bring a sales table of collectables.

11am- 1pm “Bring & Stitch” drop-in workshop -FREE refreshments and stitching advice, 1pm- 2pm lunch break, 2pm- 4pm TALK by Liz Evans (cost £3 members and £5 visitors). All meetings are held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ unless otherwise stated.  Visitors Welcome! Refreshments Available!

For further details contact Helen- coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

Phillipa Turnbull has donated a DVD of basic Crewel work stitches to our  collection. Come and browse the box at the party. Vicky has our collection of craft DVD’s at every meeting.

“Liverpool Makefest” was a FREE event which was held at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool,  L3 8EW from 9am – 5pm on Saturday 27th June 2015.

Merseyside Embroiderers Guild held a workshop on the day, to raise the public profile of the Guild and to attract new members. It was also a lot of fun! Here’s a taste of how our day went….

We had an exciting day learning new techniques at the Machine Embroidery Workshop with Norma Heron. Have a look at our photos on PROGRAMME→TALKS & WORKSHOPS 2015 page…..

this is some of the work produced at Norma Heron's Machine Embroidery workshop

this is some of the work produced at Norma Heron’s Machine Embroidery workshop

 

Elsie, Gill and Vicky visited Altrincham E.G. recently to talk about their work. We have some great pics on PROGRAMME→WORKSHOPS & TALKS 2015 page…..so have a look

applique sun top by Elsie Watkins

applique sun top by Elsie Watkins

 

If you cannot manage to go to Preston Thread’s “Time & Tide ” exhibition in Fleetwood Museum (full details on WHATS ON page)- then we have some lovely photos of some of their work on OTHER EXHIBITIONS page……

BAY'S BOUNTY by Pat Fisher of Preston Threads

BAY’S BOUNTY by Pat Fisher of Preston Threads

Gill Roberts went to NW Regional Day in Chelford and won First Prize in NW Region Rose Bowl Competition 2015 with her embroidered corset. Congratulations Gill!

Merseyside Young Embroiderers submitted a Group Entry to the de Denne Competition. This is a national embroidery competition (named after the founder of the Young Embroiderers section of the Embroiderers Guild). The theme for 2015 was “All that Glistens”, and Merseyside YE embroidered “The Golden Fleece” which is a golden ram with golden horns . The entries have been judged and Merseyside YE has won FIRST PRIZE. Congratulations YE!

 

this is 'The Golden Fleece', winner of the deDenne national competition for Young Embroiderers 2015. Merseyside YE won First Prize for the Group entry

this is ‘The Golden Fleece’, winner of the deDenne national competition for Young Embroiderers 2015. Merseyside YE won First Prize for the Group entry

 

Merseyside Embroiderers Guild will soon be in need of a Secretary and a Treasurer to serve on the committee, as these posts  will become vacant in October 2015. Both Sarah and Karen have come to the end of their terms of office. If you would like to find out more about these roles, or would like experience of serving on the committee please contact our Chair Kim Parkman chairman@megonline.co.uk, or Karen Scott (Treasurer) treasurer@megonline.co.uk or Sarah Lowes (Secretary) secretary@megonline.co.uk

 A Birthday

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

by Christine Rosetti 1830-1894

 

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