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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.

Next meeting by Zoom will take place  on Saturday 20th March 2021. This will be a TALK with Susan Briscoe entitled “Sashiko”. Susan is a leading expert in Sashiko and Boro techniques. She will present an illustrated talk about Japanese textiles and these Japanese sewing techniques. Another chance to travel the world!  2pm-4pm on Zoom. 

We welcome members of other EG branches to join us.

Please email Sarah coursebooking@megonline.co.uk if you would like to attend. She will send you a Zoom link.

To Pay: please send a cheque made out to Embroiderers Guild, with branch name and event on the back to Natalie Vickers, 36 Deansleigh, Lincoln LN1 3QB.


Bookings now being taken for NW Regional Day 2021.

It will be held on Saturday 24th April 2021 by Zoom, featuring two inspirational speakers, and there is also an exciting NWRD 2021 website to explore with competitions, Traders’ Den, MEG display of work and Raffle.Find out more here or register here to get your password. When you have your password you can explore the site!


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


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


If you would like to take part in the Dab Hands project by Lucy Burscough then please find all the details here


Now that we have all been vaccinated (or will be in the near future) how about thinking of booking a place on this year’s NW Region Residential Summer School which will be held from 25th – 27th June 2021 in Waddow Hall, Clitheroe, BB7 3LD. Tutors for the weekend are CarolAnn Allan with Eco Dyeing, and Helen Barnes with Indian Stitches. If, for any reason, the weekend does not go ahead, your payment will be refunded in full. On the other hand, you might have a lovely time and meet new friends as well. Find all the details and a Booking Form here….


Our January workshop was held on Zoom. It was “Laminated Tissue” with Jenny O’Leary. Quite a few people attended and we would love them to send some photos of their results to secretary@megonline.co.uk We already have some photographs and you can see them all here

work by Miranda Farby at Jenny O’Leary Zoom workshop, Jan 2021

Look what Pat McBride and her granddaughter have created from the papers made at the workshop! To see all the photographs click here…

work by Pat McBride at Jenny O’Leary Zoom workshop, Jan 2021


Merseyside EG are hosting this year’s NW Regional Day on Zoom for the first time. We will be sending out information and an invitation to join us very soon, but for a sneaky peek just click here… And for any traders who would like to promote their products at this event, we are having a Traders’ Den for advertisements and/or videos look here...and look here for Booking Form


 

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


MEG Newsletter Issue Four, August 2020 available here


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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