Friday, June 22, 2018

June meeting

Hilary Naghashi was invited to speak to us tonight. Her title was Persian Delights which was mystifying and exciting at the same time. She began to unpack an enormous amout of textiles and we were eager to hear more about them. So her story began when she married a Persian, or as we might say an Iranian. She gradually assimilated his culture and went on holidays to visit his family. Of course the family wanted to show Hilary more of their country and she nmade several visits to small tribes and really saw how the textiles were used and created. It was fascinating and to be recommended.

 Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      June 2018
Our next meeting will be our Summer meal at the Ridgmont in Horwich, as before, on 17th July. Price £25. Menu choices are available. If you wish to come, we need final numbers and payments tonight.  The weather has been kind to us in recent years for our Summer meal, so hopefully we will have another lovely evening this year.
The theme of the Molly’s Cup competition this September will be “Re-use, Re-cycle”.  The subject is up to you but the majority of the materials in the work must be re-cycled.
The national members’ challenge for 2018/19 is “Life’s Rich Pattern”.  Details are on the member’s section of the Guild website, you will need to log in.

Exchange Visit.

A group of us visited Merseyside branch last Saturday.  Our thanks to Barbara, Eileen and Jenny who each spoke about their work and took along samples.  Merseyside members were impressed by the quality and variety of the work on display.   They will visit us next May.   

National Celebration of Stitch is on 4th August.  This year the theme is “Hearts” and we hope to be stitching and promoting the branch at Hobbycraft in Bolton.  Do come and visit or join in.

We will be having a stall at the Triangle Craft Fair on 17th November.  We will also be running a workshop there.  Again this is to promote the branch and raise funds so we will need plenty of embroidered goods to sell.  More details to follow.


Ten Plus Textiles are having exhibition in the Atkinson Gallery, Lord St, Southport until 15th July.  Open Mon – Sat 10am-4pm. 

Textile 21 have an exhibition “On the Edge” at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead, 8th July to 9th September. Open Wed – Sun, 10am-5pm.

If you hear of any exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please tell Sheelagh 

Our Bolton blog:
We now have Facebook pages for Bolton and NW Region. Please ‘like us’ to help publicise the Guild
and our activities.
If you have any spare hand made cards for birthdays, please give to Ann.
Raffle prizes are always welcome.  Please see Janet if you have anything.
If there are any library books you think would be suitable for us, please tell Linda. (An ISBN would be helpful).    Anything for the sales table please give to Karen.

Guild website:

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