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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 21st  January 2017

Members please note:-  Due to illness the scheduled Presentation about the future plans of Merseyside EG has been postponed until our March meeting.

11am – 1.00pm  we have “Bring & Stitch”. Come and share your latest project with others, have a look at our Library and selection of craft DVD’s, and have a cuppa and a chat. We will also have a Sales Table. FREE EVENT, visitors welcome!

      2pm – 4pm  We are pleased to  present a Talk by Heather Wilson Maker of Mad and

Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Beautiful Things”. Enjoy the highly entertaining and rich story of Heather’s life in textiles, including the story of her textile trip to India in  2002. Heather makes finely detailed personalised paintings, thought provoking, and sometimes funny decorative objects, collages and keepsakes, weavings and murals.

Talk cost £3 members and £5 visitors. Visitors welcome!

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


Members of Merseyside Young Embroiderers had a needlefelting workshop at their January meeting. Have a look at some more photos here

We made needlefelted purses at YE group workshop, Jan 2017

We made needlefelted purses at YE group workshop, Jan 2017

 


 On Friday 2nd December 2016 we attended a very inspiring Kaffe Fassett Lecture which was held in Capstone Theatre, Liverpool. We had lots of visitors and filled the theatre. We all left feeling inspired by colour and looking forward to the next day’s workshop. There are lots of photos from the Capstone on our Talks & workshops 2016 page or just click here ….

time for book signing, Kaffe Fassett Lecture, Capstone Theatre, Dec 2016

time for book signing, Kaffe Fassett Lecture, Capstone Theatre, Dec 2016

  On Saturday 2nd December 2016 MEG held the long-awaited Kaffe Fassett Workshop. We had a wonderful day learning from Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably and there are lots of photos on Workshops & Talks 2016 page or just click here ….

Brandon is trying to keep a low profile at Kaffe Fassett workshop, All Hallows, Dec 2016

Brandon is trying to keep a low profile at Kaffe Fassett workshop, All Hallows, Dec 2016

                                                                                       

     We held our Winter Fair 2016 on Saturday 19th November. It was a busy and enjoyable day in the picturesque Unitarian Church hall in Ullet Road. Lots of photos to see here or click on Group Events heading at the top of the page……

Marie and Helen with the Raffle stall at MEG Winter Fair 2016

Marie and Helen with the Raffle stall at MEG Winter Fair 2016


The winner of this year’s Traditional Stitch competition was Hilary McCormack with her Map of Ireland embroidered in blackwork. She used 32 different blackwork stitch patterns in this piece.

MAP OF IRELAND by Hilary McCormack, winning entry to Traditional Embroidery Competition 2016, blackwork

MAP OF IRELAND by Hilary McCormack, winning entry to Traditional Embroidery Competition 2016, blackwork


I Heard a Bird Sing

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember:
“We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,”
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

Oliver Herford