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The September meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is a TALK to be held from 2pm-4pm on Saturday 5th September 2015

We will welcome 3 members of Altrincham E.G. They will share their experiences & life in stitches and show us their latest projects, and also some from the past. TALK costs £5 visitors & £3 members.

Don’t forget that we have Bring & Stitch from 11am-1pm on the same day. This is a FREE event. Come and meet some like minded people, have a chat and work on your latest project. Visitors Welcome and refreshments available. It is advisable to bring a packed lunch if staying for the afternoon TALK. All meetings are held in  All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ.

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.

We had an interesting Workshop with Janet Vance recently, where we learned all about Lutrador while creating our own artworks. Have a look at PROGRAMME → TALKS & WORKSHOPS 2015 to see some photos , but here is a little taster…..

August 2015 WORKSHOP with Janet Vance

August 2015 WORKSHOP with Janet Vance

Magna Carta an Embroidery , will be available to view from Saturday 8th August 2015 to Saturday 1st November 2015 in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Please see WHATS ON for further details

magna carta an embroidery

magna carta an embroidery


BeCreative magazine (formerly Workbox) are offering MEG members a discount on bulk subscriptions.

This means that if you order BeCreative from our Guild you will pay £3.00 per copy instead of the cover price of £4.25- saving £1.25 per copy.

BeCreative is published every two months and it is mainly about embroidery. It features articles about textile artists, various types of embroidery, projects to make, book reviews etc. and it is a source of inspiration to anyone interested in textile and needlecraft around the world.

If you are interested in subscribing to BeCreative at £3.00 per copy please contact Vicky at membership@megonline.co.uk to add your name to our list,


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

When I Am Old

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,

And I shall spend my pension

on brandy and summer gloves

And satin sandals,

And say we have no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,

And run my stick along the public railings,

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens,

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,

And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,

Or only bread and pickle for a week,

And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats

and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,

And pay our rent and not swear in the street,

And set a good example for the children.

Wewill have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?

So people who know me

are not too shocked and surprised,

When suddenly I am old

and start to wear purple!

                                        Jenny Joseph


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