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 Merseyside Expressive Stitchers’ Group

Our new group has welcomed many of the former MEG members and we also  look forward to welcoming new members from all walks of life with an interest in any type of stitchery or a desire to learn all about what we do. Whatever your textile and stitch craft interests are, or levels of ability, the varied programme and opportunities offer something for everyone. Read more  some About Us here. Or Membership Registration here.

Next meeting-  will be held-

Saturday  21st May  2022

from 10am – 4pm

A Workshop with Nicola Hulme “Dry Felt Landscape” will be held in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ.Learn how to create this landscape picture. Nicola will guide you through the simple technique of ‘dry’ needle felting; how to prod, sculpt and create texture using Merino wool and textural threads, then finish with some hand embroidered detail. Cost £20 for members and £25 for visitors. Booking is essential as places are limited.

A kit will also be available to purchase on the day cost £10. The kit will include: picture to work from, felting mat, triangular felting needles, needle holder and pre-felt for the background. Also included will be a selection of Merino wool tops and textural threads to complete your picture. If you already have this equipment please feel free to bring it with you. 

Visitors from other textile groups are welcome to attend

Please pay by BACS, Account Number 01742051, Sort Code 40-29-03, Account Name- Merseyside Expressive Stitchers’ Group. When you have paid please let Miranda, our Course Booking Officer know by emailing coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

We hope to see you there.


Our April TALK was delivered by the inspirational textile artist Beverley Saville. She brought lots of samples of her work to look at. If you missed the day there are some photographs to view here…

textile sample by Beverley Saville, “Textiles-An Artistic Journey” TALK by Beverley Saville, April 2022


On Saturday 12th March 2022 we enjoyed a Workshop with Diane Moore “Fabulous Pouches”. I f you were not able to attend we have some photos. Just click on the link…

“Fabulous Pouches” Workshop by Diane Moore, March 2022

“Fabulous Pouches” Workshop by Diane Moore, March 2022


Full 2022 Programme is available to view. Just click on the link…..


In February we visited All Hallows Church, Liverpool to look at the wonderful stained glass windows as an “Inspiration Session for a Competition”. The stained glass windows were created by Edward Burne-Jones and are well worth a visit. In September 2022 there will be an exhibition in All Hallows Church featuring the textile pieces we create from this inspiration. You may wish to make use of the close up views shown here, and if you would like to add any images to this album please send them to Hilary at hilarymccc@live.co.uk. You may take a virtual tour of  the interior of All Hallows Church here…



Tina Saunders, who was trained in the RSN, and later became Dressmaker to the Queen, gave us a very interesting Talk at our January meeting. You can view some photographs of her work here if you missed it. We had a very enjoyable day among friends with Covid rules observed. Our delayed Christmas Competition “From Postcard to Stitch” was also judged today, and there were lots of beautiful entries to look at. Each member was send a postcard of a classic painting, which they had to interpret in their own way. Have a look here to see the winners and all entries.

Diane Moore won 1st Prize in the”From Postcard to Stitch” competition, January 2022

 


 

Some of our committee are taking advantage of the sunshine with a coffee morning at Liverpool Cathedral. It was glorious!

Some of our committee having a social distanced gathering at the Cathedral, May 2021


There is a lovely write-up about NW Regional Day 2021 in the April edition of CONTACT. Read all about it here! https://www.megonline.co.uk/nw-regional-day-write-up/


North West Regional Day 2021 

Saturday 24th April 2021.

Our first ever Virtual North West Regional Day  was a triumph! We had 112 people registered and 103 attendees on the day, which was enjoyed by all. Our Speakers – Linda Miller, the acclaimed Machine Embroidery artist, and Michele Carragher, Principal Costume Embroiderer for Game of Thrones were magnificent. They both shared their work and were a great inspiration to us all. The Rose Bowl and Aurifil competition entries were up to the usual high standard and the winners were announced at the close of the day. The Rose Bowl was won by Sandra Kendal from North Lonsdale branch with PSYCHEDELIC LOVE and the Aurifil Award for Excellence was won by Diane Moore from Merseyside branch with A GLIMPSE OF VENICE. Congratulations to all the winners! Have a look at all the comments and reactions, also the Raffle Prize winners here https://www.megonline.co.uk/nw-regional-day-2021/

1st Prize Winner, PSYCHEDELIC LOVE by Sandra Kendal, North Lonsdale branch, computer printed photos with machine stitch and appliqué, Rose Bowl competition 2021

1st Prize Winner, A GLIMPSE OF VENICE by Diane Moore, Merseyside branch, painted pieced surface, worked by machine and some hand stitching, Aurifil Competition 2021