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Welcome to Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild

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

10am-2.30pm There will be a morning WORKSHOP with Philippa Turnbull “Classic Crewel – long & short stitch

2.30pm-4pm There will be an afternoon TALK with Philippa Turnbull “What Textiles you Might Expect to Visit in a Castle

Philippa is offering us a choice of two of her kit designs to work on. You may view them both below-

Mellerstain Stag cushion

Mellerstain Stag cushion

Jacobean design cushion

Jacobean design cushion







April workshop & Talk poster Philippa Turnbull flattened


 The latest update from Ruby Porter MBE is available on SREEPUR NEWS page… She (and her team) have raised £2000.00 during March. This money will go a long way towards helping the women and orphans in Sreepur, Bangladesh.

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 (photograph will follow soon). The entries have been judged and Merseyside YE has won FIRST PRIZE. Congratulations YE!

We ran a minibus tour to the NEC in Birmingham recently to see the Knitting & Stitching Show. Everyone had  a lovely time and returned tired and light of purse, but happy. There are some photos of embroideries on display at the NEC on our OTHER EXHIBITIONS page, if you would like to have a look……..

ALPHABET SOUP by Elaine Maunder  from Voyage Art Textiles

ALPHABET SOUP by Elaine Maunder from Voyage Art Textiles


Our own Karen Scott has a piece in the Walker Art Gallery at the moment. To see more photos visit OTHER EXHIBITIONS page…… Join design students from Liverpool Hope University and hear about their display of new work, inspired by objects from the Walker’s decorative art collections at 1.00pm on Thursday 5th May 2015. Free, Drop-In event – no need to book. Talk to be held in Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL.

NECKLACE by Karen Scott, 2014, copper wire

NECKLACE by Karen Scott, 2014, copper wire


Our Merseyside YE Group made beautiful cushions and embroidered purses for Mothers Day this month. You can see some more photos of their work by clicking on YE NEWS at the top of the page……

first completed applique cushion at YE group 2015

first completed applique cushion at YE group 2015


On 14th March we had a visit from three members from Parbold EG, who each talked about the embroidery (and knitting) they do and showed us lots of wonderful examples of their work. We now have a report of the day and some great photographs. Have a look at PROGRAMME → WORKSHOPS & TALKS 2015 to see what happened…………

applique and machine embroidery by Deborah  McLennon-Riches

applique and machine embroidery by Deborah McLennon-Riches


We would like our MEG members to design a LOGO please. You can use any method to design it, such as drawing, painting, hand embroidery, machine stitch – in colour or in black & white. Size must be 3in(7.5cm) square or a circle 3in (7.5cm) diameter. Entries will be judged at our Summer Tea Party on 16th May 2015, with a prize for the winner. Please see EMBROIDERY CHALLENGES page for poster and lots of info…….


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


The Years At The Spring

The year’s at the spring,

And day’s at the morn;

Morning’s at seven;

The hill-side’s dew-pearled;

The lark’s on the wing;

The snail’s on the thorn;

God’s in his Heaven— All’s right with the world!

by Robert Browning



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