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Next meeting-

will be held on

Saturday 16th November 2019

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


TUDOR SPEKE GROUP PROJECT:

Link to information about the project and photographs for inspiration

visit to Speke Hall, May 2019

visit to Speke Hall, May 2019


Chair’s Chat for November 2019 is available, just follow the link…


Following the AGM at our October meeting we had a very interesting Talk by MEG Chair Vicky Williams entitled “Liverpool Cathedral Embroideries. The photographs do not do the exquisite goldwork stitching justice, so it is well worth your while to visit the Elizabeth Hoare Gallery at Liverpool Cathedral and see for yourself.

(detail) slide showing High Altar Passiontide Frontal, Liverpool Cathedral embroideries Talk by Vicky Williams 2019

(detail) slide showing High Altar Passiontide Frontal, Liverpool Cathedral embroideries Talk by Vicky Williams 2019


The Chair’s Challenge competition was also judged today. The theme was “Your Favourite Green Space in Merseyside” and the winner was Diane Moore. Congratulations Diane! The theme for Chair’s Challenge 2020 is “Precious Jewels”

Diane Moore, winner of Chair's Challenge competition 2019

Diane Moore, winner of Chair’s Challenge competition 2019


Nikki Parmenter has a wonderfully colourful exhibition titled “Everything Has Its Own Time” which has started and will be on until 22nd December 2019. It is on in Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE. We have lots of photos already so have a look here…..

(detail) DURER'S PARROT by Nikki Parmenter, Williamson Gallery, 2019

(detail) DURER’S PARROT by Nikki Parmenter, Williamson Gallery, 2019


We have recently enjoyed a Workshop with Nikki Parmenter “Fantastic Fish”. The workshop was well attended and we had some fantastic results. Nikki brought along a stunning array of her latest work. You can see some photos of the day here. If you missed the Workshop then there is another chance to see Nikki’s work. She has a solo exhibition at Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE from 5th October t0 22nd December 2019.

"Fantastic Fish" workshop by Nikki Parmenter

“Fantastic Fish” workshop by Nikki Parmenter


It was National Stitch Day 2019 on Saturday 22nd June and Vicky, Hilary, Liz, Karen, Brenda and Dilys met up in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall in Speke Hall, Liverpool for an afternoon of stitch. Brenda brought the Endeavour cloak and we had our MEG banner as examples of stitch. We were working on the slips for our ongoing Tudor Speke project. Visitors showed a lot of interest in our work and some had a go at some stitching. Photos available to view, just click here…

a young visitor is having a go at stitching with MEG at National Stitch Day @ Speke Hall 2019

a young visitor is having a go at stitching with MEG at National Stitch Day @ Speke Hall 2019


Our Endeavour exhibition in Sefton Park Palm House has now ended. We have some photos of this exhibition , just click here to see them..

Endeavour exhibition at Sefton Park Palm House 2019

Endeavour exhibition at Sefton Park Palm House 2019


We have photographs!! Photos of all the exhibits from our  sensational Endeavour exhibition may be viewed here…

PHILANGA'S WEDDING DRESS by Gill Roberts, hand and machine embroidery, Endeavour exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018

PHILANGA’S WEDDING DRESS by Gill Roberts, hand and machine embroidery, Endeavour exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018


CONTEMPORARY THREADS, a new textile arts group based in Liverpool

A group of stitchers who are members of the Quilters Guild and/or Embroiderers Guild have set up a new textile arts group, Contemporary Threads, which will meet at St Michael’s in the City, Upper Pitt St, Liverpool L1 5BD on the first Saturday of each month, from 10am – 2pm.
Any stitchers who are interested in textiles and mixed media are welcome to join. The aim of the group is to provide mutual inspiration for creating beautiful pieces; to encourage each other to stretch ourselves; and to share ideas and techniques.  We also aim to arrange occasional workshops and speakers.
You can join via the Facebook page, Contemporary Threads or by contacting the group’s Chair, Maggie Pearson  (email: maggie.pearson1@btinternet.com). 
COME AND JOIN US!

NW Regional Day 2018 was held in Leyland on Saturday 21st April 2018 and Merseyside Young Embroiderers’ won First, Second and Third prizes in the YE Kathleen Mansfield Award!! Well done Merseyside YE!! And congratulations to our YE Leader Val Heron!! Have a look at some photos of the day here….

Merseyside Young Embroiderers won First, Second and Third prizes Kathleen Mansfield Award at NW Regional Day, Leyland 2018. Awards presented by James Fox. Congratulations to all

Merseyside Young Embroiderers won First, Second and Third prizes Kathleen Mansfield Award at NW Regional Day, Leyland 2018. Awards presented by James Fox. Congratulations to all



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


Stitch Me a River by Ann Rogers, 1995

Stitch Me a River by Ann Rogers, 1995

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