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Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild 1956 – 2016

Merseyside E.G. 60th Anniversary Cake

Margaret Gold, one of Merseyside E.G.'s longstanding members, and Beryl Webster, our newest member, cut our 60th Anniversary cake

Margaret Gold, one of Merseyside E.G.’s longstanding members, and Beryl Webster, our newest member, cut our 60th Anniversary cake

The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 20th February 2016

We have a WORKSHOP with Gill Roberts “Ravishing Reticules”. We will make drawstring bags decorated with embroidery and beadwork, suitable for eveningwear or bridal wear. Full instruction given and pattern supplied. COST – £25 visitors and £20 members. To book a place contact Helen – coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

All TALKS and WORKSHOPS are held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ (unless otherwise stated)


To Members – The deadline for completion of your “year brick” has been extended until February 2016. Please post your completed “year brick” to Hilary McCormack (who has the list of years) or bring it to the workshop on 20th February, and then come and admire it at our 60 Glorious Years exhibition starting on 28th May 2016!


To Members – The proposed coach trip to NEC on Sunday 20th March 2016 will NOT go ahead, as the cost of hiring a coach is too expensive.


A new exhibition by UpForCrafts  “Socks, Pincushions & Stories” has started in Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW. It runs from 2nd February 2016 – 28th February 2016 Follow the link below to see some photos –

http://www.megonline.co.uk/other-exhibitions/socks-pincushions-stories-feb-2016/

pincushion to commemorate World War 1 made by Becky Waite

pincushion to commemorate World War 1 made by Becky Waite

 

Guess where Merseyside YE went on Wednesday 20th January? Follow the link to see lots more photographs…

http://www.megonline.co.uk/young-embroiderers/ye-news-2016/

Liverpool Lord Mayor Tony Conception showing members of Merseyside YE his chain of office, January 2016

Liverpool Lord Mayor Tony Conception showing members of Merseyside YE his chain of office, January 2016

 


 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our January 2016 Talk was Bobby Britnall with “From Barkcloth to Artcloth”. She runs a charity named Hands Up For Uganda, and here she obtains the barkcloth used in her recent embroidery projects. To see some photos click on the link-

http://www.megonline.co.uk/workshops-talks/workshops-talks-2016/

barkcloth embroideries bty Bobby Britnall

barkcloth embroideries bty Bobby Britnall

 

There is an exhibition of glamorous 1930’s eveningwear “Putting on the Glitz” in Lady Lever Art Gallery until 28th February 2016. Follow the link to see some photos….

http://www.megonline.co.uk/other-exhibitions/putting-on-the-glitz-lady-lever-jan-2016/

Evening dress, printed rayon satin, 1937-38

Evening dress, printed rayon satin, 1937-38

 

 

Housed in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight is a small collection of Stumpwork embroidered pictures dating from 1650- 1700. We have some photos of details of this embroidery on OTHER EXHIBITIONS page. Just click on the link and you will be taken there…….

http://www.megonline.co.uk/other-exhibitions/stumpwork-embroidery-in-lady-lever-port-sunlight/

detail of A Mirror Frame, a King & Queen, Leopard, Lion, Kingfisher & Eagle, 1660-1700

detail of A Mirror Frame, a King & Queen, Leopard, Lion, Kingfisher & Eagle, 1660-1700

 

Hilary has paid a visit to the magnificent Elizabeth Hoare Embroidery Gallery in Liverpool Cathedral. There are wonderful examples of goldwork embroidery to be seen, all finely done, and lots of other embroidery techniques to view, and is well worth a visit. Of course we have a few photographs of the display, so follow the link below to view them….

http://www.megonline.co.uk/other-exhibitions/elizabeth-hoare-gallery-liverpool-cathedral/

detail of Frontal for the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral worked by Margaret and Maria Comber between 1906 and 1909. They were members of the Liverpool Cathedral Embroidery Association.

detail of Frontal for the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral worked by Margaret and Maria Comber between 1906 and 1909. They were members of the Liverpool Cathedral Embroidery Association.

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face

by Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you’d be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place–
be glad your nose is on your face!

 


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