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MAKE POPPIES FOR FLORAL PAVILLION FESTIVAL OF WAR, PEACE & REMEMBRANCE to be held from  Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – Sunday 26th October 2014. Hand in Hand Theatre Group are asking for volunteers to make poppies (not bigger than the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild website!

Information on the following embroidery and knitting projects may be found further down this page-

  • Make a bag for the Christmas Party 2014
  • “All That Glistens” – EG Annual Members’ Challenge 2014/15
  • The Power of 5 – distance learning in embroidery from E.G. HQ
  • Project Linus UK – knit small blankets and hats for sick children
  • Teddies for Tragedies (UK) – knit teddies for children in third world countries
  • Knit for Neville (NW Cancer Research) – knit or crochet any item to aid research into cancer

 

 

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Vicky went to Garstang and saw an exhibition of embroidery by DIVERSITY textile group. There are some photos on OTHER EXHIBITIONS page……………

Altar frontal in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral with some of the people who embroidered. Oct 2014

Altar frontal in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral with some of the people who embroidered it, Oct 2014

This is the altar frontal in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral designed and embroidered by members of the Cathedral embroidery studio, including several members of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild. See the full story and more photos on MEMBERS ACHIEVEMENTS further down this page………

We had an interesting Talk by Sarah Thursfield on Saturday 4th October 2014, when we discovered lots of facts about Tudor women’s dress. There are lots of photos on TALKS & WORKSHOPS page…..

Sarah Lowes is wearing a cassock or gown which is fastened at the waist

Sarah Lowes is wearing a cassock or gown which is fastened at the waist

 

On Saturday 6th September 2014 we held our annual Spetember Tea Party. On the day we had “all the fun of the fair” and a delicious buffet spread. We also celebrated our members who had been in the Guild for 25 years or more with a special cake “25 Years Plus and Counting”, and our latest Bursary winner was presented with her cheque. To see all the photos of the event see GROUP EVENTS and click on Tea Parties……..

These ladies are all MEG members who have been in the Guild for 25 years or more. We had a special celebratory cake for them at our September Tea Party

These ladies are all MEG members who have been in the Guild for 25 years or more. We had a special celebratory cake for them at our September Tea Party

 

I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.

I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.

On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o’-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.   

by Carl Sandburg

 

The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on 15th November 2014.

10am- 4pm  ”Lets Print” a WORKSHOP with Elsie Watkins. We will use several methods of printing and mark making to print a background fabric for embroidery. Cost £20 members/ £25 visitors. Visitors Welcome. To book a place contact Helen – coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

All Talks & Workshops are held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 6JJ

 

 

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Bursary

Merseyside Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild – Student Bursary 2014/15 We are very pleased to offer a bursary of £500 to university students working with embroidery or stitch. This is the second year we have run the scheme and last … Continue reading

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Bursary winners

Judith Kemp 2014 M.E.G. Bursary winner   Judith transferred from Bath Spa University to Hope University in Liverpool and is about to enter her third year studying Textile Design. During her time at Bath Spa she developed a love of … Continue reading

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” All That Glistens” -E.G Annual Members’ Challenge 2014/2015

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KNIT FOR NEVILLE ( NW Cancer Research )

North West Cancer Research, founded in 1948, is one of the longest running medical charities in the country. Since its foundation it has raised over £28million to fund cancer research projects in the North West of England and North Wales. … Continue reading

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Teddies for Tragedies

Teddies for Tragedies Doctors in Third World countries have found that children who have their own teddies to cuddle get better more quickly than those who do not. Each child takes their teddy home, so there is a need for … Continue reading

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Project Linus UK

Project Linus came to the UK in March 2000, and it continues to grow. Project Linus UK provides home-made security blankets to paediatric cancer patients, and to other seriously ill, abused or traumatised children – children in need of a big … Continue reading

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The Power of 5 – distance learning from E.G.

The Power of 5 A new initiative in distance learning for stitch In your own time At your own pace Pursuing your own interests In your own home For your own enjoyment These are courses people tell us they always … Continue reading

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Members’ Achievements

September 2014 Gill Roberts and David Peglar have made an altar frontal which will be used in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Gill Roberts designed the Frontal which was inspired by two poems by the war poets. Gill says- The  original inspiration … Continue reading

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Competition Winners

The latest Sreepur Quilt Draw was held on 30th December 2013. the winners are- M.Bailey, Cheshire – won Sreepur embroidered silk quilt M. O’Donnell, Liverpool C. Fox, Wirral L. West, Liverpool L. Wrest, Liverpool The Sreepur Quilt Draw was held … Continue reading

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