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1956 – 2016

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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on

Saturday 14th May  2016

Summer Tea Party 2016 flyer

 

Message to Members: Our 60 Glorious Years exhibition will take place in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral from 28th May 2016 – 3rd June 2016.

Please bring all embroideries to be entered in this exhibition to MEG Summer Tea Party on Saturday 14th May 2016 at  Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 2AA

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

Eventbrite - Kaffe Fassett's "Glorious Colour" Lecture


Saturday 23rd April 2016 was NW Regional Day. The event was held at Haigh Hall, Wigan. There are lots of photos to have a look at on this link

display by Bolton EG at NW Regional Day 2016

display by Bolton EG at NW Regional Day 2016


On Saturday 16th April we had a very well attended and successful workshop with Golden Hinde. It was Sarah Rakestraw’s birthday…… There are lots more photos here.. just click on the link

Marie is leading the group singing 'Happy Birthday' to Sarah Rakestraw at Or Nue Workshop with Golden Hinde

Marie is leading the group singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Sarah Rakestraw at Or Nue Workshop with Golden Hinde

Do you remember way back in January when we were asked to make Elizabethan ruffs for the Hand In Hand Theatre Company? Well some of our members did just that and were invited to the live preview of RIP Mr Shakespeare at the Treasure House Theatre, The World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN. We had photos taken with the cast of this excellent play. Have a look at Members Achievements page to see who was there…… and if you woul like to see the play have a look at Hand In Hand website for further details

the cast of Hand in Hand Theatre Co. with members of Merseyside Embroiderers' Guild

the cast of Hand in Hand Theatre Co. with members of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild


 

Have a look at this interesting video which shows you how to make textiles with free machine embroidery on water soluble fabric- just click here to view


Rachael Howard came to show us some of her work with her “Sketching Into Textiles” Talk. If you would like to see some photos of her work just click here

an embroidery by Rachael Howard

an embroidery by Rachael Howard

 


We  visited the Fashion & Embroidery Show in the NEC, Birmingham, and have seen some wonderful exhibitions. There are some photographs here – so have a look……

detail of THE BIRD TREE HANGING, at Images of Egypt exhibition at NEC

detail of THE BIRD TREE HANGING, at Images of Egypt exhibition at NEC

 


 

Our MEG bags made in Sreepur and featuring our new MEG logo have arrived. How exciting!  The bags cost £2 each and will be available to purchase at each meeting of Merseyside Branch, and at our outside exhibitions. Here are some photos of the bags in production…

the first MEG bags being made in Sreepur, December 2015

the first MEG bags being made in Sreepur, December 2015

the first MEG bags being made in Sreepur, December 2015

the first MEG bags being made in Sreepur, December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dust if you Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

by Rose Milligan