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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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We already have some photographs and you can see them all here
Look what Pat McBride and her granddaughter have created from the papers made at the workshop! To see all the photographs click here…
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…
Our Endeavour exhibition in Sefton Park Palm House has now ended. We have some photos of this exhibition , just click here to see them..
We have photographs!! Photos of all the exhibits from our sensational Endeavour exhibition may be viewed here…
CONTEMPORARY THREADS, a new textile arts group based in Liverpool
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….
Dilys Parry, one of our members, generously organised a trip to Kendal on Saturday 3rd
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.
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