Sunday, May 26, 2019

May Meeting

Our last meeting was quite different from the norm. It was a reciprical visit from Merseyside branch. Three of our members had been there earlier so they made a return visit. Their Chair Vicky brought, Jean Michelle and Gill to talk to us. Vicky introduced her members and made a quick comment about our next Regional Day in April next year. £30.00 at Sefton Park,two speakers, sounds good.

Michelle spoke first. She had photographed all the pieces in a recent Endeavour exhibition and brought along her completed bird. and an amazing astronomical piece that was back lit.

Jean displayed her Taumi and explained what she had collected to use on the Taumi .


Finally Gill, who had visited us before brought along a wedding dress and a green dress adorned with flowers inspired by the views of New Zealand.Each talk was fascinating and really spoken from the heart. We were very impressed.

 We then had a little celebration , a cake was presented and shared , celabrating Eileens 90th birthday.

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      May 2019
This evening we are hosting members of Merseyside EG on an exchange visit to meet Bolton branch members.  Jean, Michelle and Gillian will talk about their work and show images of the work produced for their last exhibition – “Endeavour”.  Last June some of us were warmly welcomed to Merseyside when Barbara, Jenny and Eileen took samples of their embroidery and spoke about their inspirations and experience.  The return visit should prove just as enjoyable.
Our next workshop is this Saturday, 25th May, with Laura Marriott who came to our March meeting.  You should have received an email listing the requirements to bring with you for this workshop. Two weeks later, on 8th June, we have a workshop on silk papermaking with Wendy Ann Stanger who came to our meeting last November. If you wish to go, please add your name to the list and check the requirements to bring.  The cost of this workshop is £30.
The National Day of Stitch this year is on Saturday, 22 June.  The theme this year is HOME and we are hoping to have a display and stitch activity.  Hopefully we will be able to display our birds, so we do need lots of them.


Textile 21 have a touring exhibition, “On the Edge of ….”  at Chester Cathedral 5 – 30 June. The works are all based around the theme of the sea.

Whitworth Gallery, Manchester until November 2019. – an exhibition of textiles from the Islamic world; “Four Corners of One Cloth”.

There are several exhibitions this year at Gawthorpe Hall to mark the 60th anniversary of Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth establishing her unique textile collection as a trust.  Information on the noticeboard.

If you have any items for the sales table, please give them to Karen or Julie.  Please don’t just leave items on the table.

If you hear of any exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please tell Sheelagh.
Ann would welcome hand-made greetings cards to add to her stock for members’ birthdays.

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