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Next meeting-  will be held-

Until we can return to our meeting place in All Hallows we are holding regular Zoom meetings  with talks by various interesting speakers.

North West Regional Day 2021 

Saturday 24th April 2021.

This is two-fold event which includes Zoom talks and website events. When you register you can access the dedicated NW Regional Day 2021 website with lots to see. Find Traders’ Den with lots of bargains, including 20% discount and free postage on books bought with the unique code, Competitions, Raffle and display of work by Merseyside Embroiderers’. Have a look here for all the details.  On Saturday 24th April 2021 there will be a programme of Events on Zoom including two great speakers- Michele Carragher (Game of Thrones Principal Costume Embroiderer and Linda Miller (acclaimed Machine Embroidery artist). Cost £8 (payment details with registration), which includes a complementary raffle ticket to win a hand-crafted bag complete with lots of stitchery items.

Registration has now ended

We’ve received lots of great entries to the Rose Bowl and Aurifil competitions! Thanks to everyone who has entered. Submissions are now closed.

Competition voting has now ended

Sue Chisnall-Sumner will announce the winners live over Zoom at NW Regional Day, 24th April 2021, during her closing remarks.

We are looking forward to meeting you all! Zoom links will be sent out on 23rd April 2021, so keep an eye on your emails!


General Meeting 2021  Outcome of the Vote By Members

2099 votes cast

88.4%  For

10.2% Against

1.4% Spoiled/Abstained

Includes all votes received up to 5pm, 12th March

Votes counted and verified by Knox Cropper LLP

Dear Members,

Thank you for taking part in such numbers. We are under no illusion that this will have been a difficult decision for many. We hope the vote is an indication of the continued support for the Embroiderers’ Guild and the associated independent stitch groups as we all navigate our way through to a sustainable future.

We will be meeting next week to consider the outcome of the vote prior to setting out a roadmap for the immediate future.

 – Trustees


Have a look at our new What’s On page (includes Zoom meetings) to see what is happening…


We have lots of exciting stitchery items which could be yours! Just make us an offer! Have a look at the list of stitchery lots here, and email chair@megonline.co.uk for details of where to collect.


On Saturday 20th February we had a fascinating meeting on Zo0m with Hilary Naghashi, who showed us all the delights of Persian textiles and the Iranian landscape. We have some of her photographs here

“Persian Delights” talk by Hilary Naghashi, Feb 2021, some of the slides shown at Zoom meeting

 

Chair’s Chat for April 2021 is available, just click the link


 

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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