Monday, June 18, 2018

May meeting

 I was struggling a bit at this meeting and had to leave early. However that was OK as I had spoken to Gill before the meeting and confirmed that it was the same delivery as that I had heard in Pendle. Again though it was such an interesting talk, Corset Unlaced, by Gill Roberts.She mixed stories of how the corset was developed and first worn with samples hat she had made for outside wesr. She had slides that explained the problems of wearing a corset but apologised as she usually wore one to give the talk{this evening she had forgotten it} Members told me that the talk was so good that they had difficulty in finishng on time.

Our meeting had begun with a show and tell and marion showed us a piece that had been selected for an impressive exhibition in London.
Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch ~ May 2018
§  Regional Day.  Congratulations to Barbara who won 2nd prize in the Aurofil competition and 3rd prize in the Rose Bowl competition at the NW Regional Day held in Leyland.

§  19 of us enjoyed our workshop with Clare from Colourcraft last Saturday.  She demonstrated their products for colouring paper and fabric and we all had a chance to experiment and learn how to use them to enhance our embroidery.                              

§  Our Summer meal will take place at the Ridgemont House in Horwich, which takes place on 17th July. The cost is £25. Menu choices are available this evening. If you wish to come, please make your menu selection tonight.                                        

§  The NW region journals are available.  Cost £1.
GDPR ~ General Data Protection Regulation ~ replaces Data Protection Directive. Which is the current legislation.                                                                                                                                                                                         You will shortly receive a briefing document from the EG on the actions HQ, regions and branches are required to take to comply with the new regulations.                                   
Exchange Visit.
We will be visiting Merseyside branch on Saturday 16th June in the afternoon.             
All members are invited to go along and to meet Merseyside branch members and see what they do. We don’t get many opportunities to meet with EG members of other branches or see how they run their meetings, so this should be an enjoyable occasion.  Venue details on the noticeboard if you wish to go.

We don’t normally mention exhibitions in London, but if one of our members has work on show we make an exception!  Marion has some pieces in the Prism exhibition “Transient” at Hoxton Arches, London E2 8HD.

Ten Plus Textiles are having exhibition in the Atkinson Gallery, Lord St, Southport from
7th April – 15th July.  Open Mon – Sat 10am to 4pm. 

 “Slaves of Fashion”, work by the Singh Twins at the Walker Art gallery, Liverpool explores the history of Indian textiles, Empire, enslavement and luxury consumerism and the contemporary relevance of these issues today.   Until 20 May.

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