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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 18th November 2017

10am – 4pm   We have a WORKSHOP with Elizabeth Almond “Blackwork with a Twist” This is an opportunity to learn the traditional hand stitch technique from a nationally renowned tutor – but with a design approach will provide a  contemporary slant. Cost £20 for members / £25 for visitors. Visitors welcome but booking is essential. To book a place on the course email Sarah at  coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

 All Talks and Workshops are held in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road,  Liverpool L18 6JJ   (unless otherwise stated)

The theme of the 2017 Chair’s Challenge competition was “Memory Wall” and it was judged yesterday at our AGM. The winner was Diane Moore with her panel to remember a family holiday. Congratulations Diane!  Have a look at all the entries to the Chair’s Challenge competition here…

Diane Moore, First Prize Winner of 2017 Chair's Challenge competition, theme "Memory Wall" with her winning embroidery

Diane Moore, First Prize Winner of 2017 Chair’s Challenge competition, theme “Memory Wall” with her winning embroidery

If you missed the talk by Mr Ron Bate on Saturday about life on board the Endeavour, you missed a treat. Read all about it here and learn lots of new info about the English language as well!

Mr Ron Bate of Historical Maritime Society talking to MEG.

Mr Ron Bate of Historical Maritime Society talking to MEG. Oct 2017

We have some photos from the recent World Textile Day in Frodsham on Other Exhibitions page, just click here to have a look…

World Textile Day, Frodsham 2017

Message from Ruby Porter MBE-

The news from Bangladesh is dreadful. Pat Kerr, with a team from Sreepur. have gone down to the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar to see how we can help. It is so sad and the photos are distressing.
Ken and I know this area as we have visited and stayed close to the Myanmar border some years ago. It was very sad then but so much worse now.

To see some more of the distressing news from Bangladesh follow the link here…

refugee camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct 2017

refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct 2017

Lizzie Wall has just entertained us with her “Raw Edge Appliqué” workshop. We all made magnificent chickens! Have a look at some photographs of the day here….

tudent's work at Raw Edge Applique workshop with Lizzie Wall

student’s work at Raw Edge Appliqué workshop with Lizzie Wall


Dilys Parry, one of our members, generously organised a trip to Kendal on Saturday 3rd

Dilys Parry in Kendal 2017

June to view the Quaker Tapestry. We had a very enjoyable day with sunshine all the way! The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre staff were very friendly and informative, and the cafe served delicious food as well! Unfortunately we were not permitted to photograph any of the embroideries, but many thanks to Gill Roberts for the lovely photographs of our group.




MEG visit to Kendal to see the Quaker Tapestry, June 2017


The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.