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Knitting & Stitching Show- Alexandra Palace (Craft Fair):
10-Oct-2019 to 13-Oct-2019

About the Event: The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the UK’s biggest textile art and craft events and are created by twistedthread. The events offers hundreds of workshops, demonstrations and interactive features, curated galleries showcasing the work of leading textile artists and groups from all over the world, and hundreds of specialist craft companies selling essential supplies.
The organisers of the Knitting & Stitching Show are offering visitors to the Embroiderers' Guild website and members of the Embroiderers' Guild a discount on the standard show tickets for both Ally Pally and Harrogate.
To book tickets click on the link below or call 0844 873 7343 and quote the discount code EMBGUILD19. This code will give you a £2 discount.

Introducing for 2019 - the new Super VIP ticket!

Have the very best day at The Knitting and Stitching Show with our brand new Super VIP Ticket. Benefits include breakfast and a two-course lunch in the Londesborough Room, bottomless prosecco, unlimited tea and coffee, a gallery preview of the Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn, priority seating in The Creative Living Theatre, a goodie bag worth £50, a 20%** off voucher to spend with Sewing Quarter plus you will be entered in a prize draw to win a Janome sewing machine.

You will also receive a One Day Ticket with VIP access and a show guide posted one week in advance.

With only ten tickets available each day you won't want to miss out! Tickets cost £200* so book now and make your day at the show even more special. To book tickets click on the link below or call 0844 873 7343.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
0844 873 7343
Address:
Knitting & Stitching Show
Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
Wood Green
London

N22 7AY
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Dressed for Best - Clothing for formal and royal occasions 1700 - 1900 (UK Exhibition):
22-Sep-2018 to 01-Sep-2019

About the Event: Chertsey Museum presents an exhibition of exquisite garments selected from the Olive Matthews Collection. Dressing for best is an important part of the way we mark significant events, and donning one’s smartest clothes in order to attend a special function can be an extremely enjoyable if sometimes daunting experience. The wearing of suitably smart clothing which conforms to expected codes is often central to the theatre of such gatherings. Viewed ‘en masse’, best dress can create a spectacular overall impression, and to the individual wearer such garments can bring a sense of status, belonging and confidence.

‘Best dress’ is all about making a statement. It is a key aspect of celebrating a momentous occasion, and perhaps most importantly it allows individuals, adorned in the most impressive way possible, to mark themselves out as special.

This year's fashion exhibition explores the social statements behind some of the Olive Matthews Collection's most lavish and iconic pieces.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue - Fri 12.30pm - 4.30pm. Saturday 11am to 4pm, Sunday and Monday closed
Address:
Chertsey Museum
33 Windsor Street
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 8AT
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The Hospital Project - Derbyshire's Industrial Heritage (EG Branch Event):
17-Oct-2018 to 17-Oct-2019

About the Event: The Hospital Project - Derbyshire's Industrial Heritage at Royal Derby Hospital. Derbyshire branch of the Embroiderers' Guild have created two large panels celebrating the industrial heritage of Derbyshire in conjunction with Air Arts which will be on display outside the Multi-Faith Centre in the hospital for a year. It will be featured in the Air Art Trail Guide.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Free entry
Address:
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 3NE
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Pictures in Stitches exhibition (EG Branch Event):
04-Apr-2019 to 30-Sep-2019

About the Event: Exhibition of members work in tea room of GAinsborough Old Hall
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Open every day- see Gainsborough Old Hall website for details. Free entry to tea room.
Address:
Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
DN21 2NB
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Exhibition - The Dear Warp and Weft at Hammersmith: A History of Kelmscott House (UK Exhibition):
18-Apr-2019 to 26-Oct-2019

About the Event: Kelmscott House in Hammersmith was the beloved home of Victorian designer, poet, writer and socialist William Morris and his family for the last 18 years of his life. In the first exhibition of its kind about one of the most significant homes in the history of British interior design, The William Morris Society will faithfully convey the atmosphere of a house bursting with creative energy and artistic activity. ‘The dear warp and weft at Hammersmith’: A History of Kelmscott House will feature original Morris & Co. designs, textiles and wallpapers, complemented by beautiful photographic prints. Hammersmith residents who inhabited the house before and after Morris will also be featured including poet and novelist George MacDonald, Sir Francis Ronalds who invented the electric telegraph and the actress Athene Seyler.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Open Thursdays and Saturdays 2pm - 6pm. Free admission
Address:
The Coach House
Kelmscott House
26 Upper Mall
Hammersmith
London
W6 9TA
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Swindon in Focus - an exhibition by Great Western Embroiderers (EG Member Organised Event):
28-May-2019 to 07-Sep-2019

About the Event: An exhibition of new work by Great Western Embroiderers exploring Swindon's rich photographic history and inspired by the museum's collection of old photographs.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. Free entry. 01793 466556
Address:
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 4BA
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Interwoven - international exhibition - Sue Stone invited artist (International Exhibition):
05-Jun-2019 to 01-Mar-2020

About the Event: The exhibition's artists are Sheila Hicks, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Maija Lavonen, Pia Mannikko, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Kart Ojavee, Bella Rune, Kustaa Saksi, Sue Stone, Johanna Ulfsak, Timo Vaittinen and Sandra Wirtanen.
Address:
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Finland
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Embroidery Workshops at Knuston Hall, Northants (Workshops & Courses):
13-Jun-2019 to 08-Sep-2019

About the Event: Knuston Hall are offering a range of embroidery workshops/courses from June to September 2019 including Textile Jewellery, Silk Ribbon Hand Embroidery, Japanese Embroidery, Embroidered Books, Mountmellick. Tutors are Jenny Jones, Kay Dennis , Frances Pickering and Pat Trott. See website for full details
Address:
Knuston Hall
Irchester
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN29 7EU
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Waveney Branch Celebrating 20 years with Trail of Threads (EG Branch Event):
01-Jul-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

About the Event: The Waveney Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild celebrates its 20th (China!) anniversary in 2019. They have designed a "Trail of Threads", which will be displayed in shop windows in Beccles. A list of participating shops will be available at Beccles Library where there will also be a display cabinet of other work by Guild members. The Library will be displaying a folder showing the work of the Embroiderers' Guild and of the Waveney Branch.

For more information see the website
Address:
Beccles Library
Blyburgate
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9TB
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Worcester Branch - "Changing Perspectives" - a Textile Art Installation at Croome National Trust (EG Branch Event):
05-Jul-2019 to 31-Dec-2019

About the Event: The idea of ‘change’ to the grounds was the starting point for the members of Worcester Embroiderers’ Guild’s installation. We looked at the social and political events that have left their mark on Croome Park. Resulting ideas ranged from the disappearing village, the creation of the lake and gardens, life during WW2, St. Joseph’s School for Boys, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and, most recently, the arrival of the National Trust and its plans for taking the estate forward.

Working in their own style and mostly in collaborative groups, the members have tried to depict aspects of these important moments through textile art work. For some, their medium has been felt, others have applied fabrics which, in some cases, have been naturally dyed, creating pattern and foliage found in the landscape. In all cases, the inspiration was to depict a Changing Perspective on a room setting – creating all the fixtures and fittings from textiles.

Vintage fabrics have been integrated and recycled and, through using materials that are not usually associated with embroidery, the visitors should see a tactile response in 3D with this installation. The designs have a common link of hand and machine stitch, enhancing the work with threads used in a variety of ways to make statements ranging from the bold to the finely-detailed.

A different view on the theme of ‘change’ has arisen with the Branch being fortunate to work with Antony Bridge who is Croome’s Artist in Residence.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Entry charges to Croome apply 11am - 4pm
Address:
Croome Park National Trust
High Green
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR8 9DW
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CONSTRUCT Exhibition - The 62 Group (UK Exhibition):
20-Jul-2019 to 15-Sep-2019

About the Event: The 62 Group of Textile Artists is an artist-led organisation with an international membership challenging the boundaries of contemporary textile practice. In this exhibition members build and assemble ambitious and innovative textile works responding to the theme CONSTRUCT. www.62group.org.uk
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue - Sat 10 am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm, Monday Closed
Address:
Sunny Bank Mill
83-85 Town Street
Farsley
Pudsey
LS28 5UJ
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Inspirational India (UK Exhibition):
25-Jul-2019 to 06-Sep-2019

About the Event: For over 2,000 years Indian textiles have had a major influence on fashion in Europe, in the last 400 years they have inspired British design from the Paisley pattern to Liberty print. There are wonderful examples of block printing, embroidery and appliqué. We have personally sourced rare tribal embroideries, outstanding block printed spreads and quilts, jackets and shawls. If you love textiles this is an exhibition not to-be missed.

This is a free exhibition, and is part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, venue number 149.

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am-6pm Mon to Sat, 12pm-5pm Sun. Free entry
Address:
Galerie Mirages
46a Raeburn Place
Edinburgh
EH4 1HL
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West Country Quilt & Textile Show - Contemporary Quilters West Open studio and exhibition (Craft Fair):
29-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

About the Event: What do art quilt makers do all day? The art quilt group, CQ West, will be giving quilt show visitors a glimpse into their working studios, with an opportunity to talk to the makers about how they produce their work. The exhibition area will include quilts made by the demonstrators to illustrate text in textiles and there will be a brand new exhibition of 16 inch square quilts.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4.30pm. Admission to show on door £12, or £10 in advance
Address:
University of the West of England Exhibition Centre
Filton
Bristol
BS34 8QZ
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Embroiderers' Guild Eastern Region Summer School (EG Regional Event):
30-Aug-2019 to 01-Sep-2019

About the Event: Embroiderers' Guild Eastern Region is delighted to announce details of the Summer School - a residential weekend - at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre Norfolk. Tutors are: Debbie Lyddon, Libby Smith and Lindsay Taylor.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Details on the Eastern Region website
Address:
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre
Ditchingham
Bungay
Suffolk
NR35 2DZ
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Exhibition at Bridport Open Studios (UK Exhibition):
07-Sep-2019 to 15-Sep-2019

About the Event: A joint exhibition as part of the Bridport Open Studios with four artists featuring a diverse range of hand-embroidered pictures and paintings using oils, acrylics and watercolours all taking inspiration from landscapes and coastline. Free entry. Further info on website

Facilities available: bar, toilets, wheelchair access and large car park opposite.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
01308 423307 or 07973769432 11am - 9pm daily
Address:
The Jurassic Studios at
The Durbyfield B & B
Westbay Road
Westbay
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 4EL
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Sudbury Silk Festival (UK Exhibition):
07-Sep-2019 to 07-Sep-2019

About the Event: Discover the long tradition of silk weaving in the town that stretches back to the 1780’s. Records show that by 1844 there were four silk manufacturers and 600 silk looms and it is still a thriving industry today with four working silk mills, Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company, The Humphries Weaving Company, Stephen Walters & Sons and Vanners Silks.

The festival coincides with Heritage Open Days and there will be properties open to the public. You will be able to go inside buildings that were silk weavers' cottages and textile merchants' houses and visit current silk mill shops.
Sudbury Silk Festival celebrates the rich history of silk weaving in Sudbury with a day-long programme of exhibitions, talks, silk walks, a silk architectural heritage walk and workshops on Saturday 7 September 2019.

Special talks will include an introduction to silk weaving from one of the silk mills in the town.
Address:

Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 2EH
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Material Matters - Art through Textiles (UK Exhibition):
07-Sep-2019 to 15-Sep-2019

About the Event: Art Through Textiles, formed in 1983, is an exhibiting group based in Sheffield with members from Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and the North Midlands.

We are from a wide variety of backgrounds but have a common love of all textile skills as a means of creative expression and a wish to share just how rich, exciting, diverse and versatile textiles can be.

Art Through Textiles is one of the largest non-affiliated textile groups in the UK. A strong membership of up to 90 meet regularly to run a lively, informative programme of talks and workshops led by members, invited artists and craftspeople. Members are regularly offered the opportunity to exhibit together.

The work we produce makes use of all techniques and approaches. Thoughtful research, design, attention to detail and presentation are hallmarks of work by our artists. The group is responsible for creating strong, supportive friendships and encouraging creative confidence.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 5pm 0114 255335
Address:
The Art Room
Wilkin Hill
Barlow
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S18 7TE
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South West Textile Group - Secrets and Codes Exhibition (UK Exhibition):
09-Sep-2019 to 05-Oct-2019

About the Event: This contemporary textile art group has focused on the mysteries and intrigues that "Secrets and Codes" inspire. Members have responded individually to create work culminating in a stimulating group exhibition.


Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 2.30pm
Address:
Ilminster Arts Centre
at The Meeting House
35 East Street
Ilminster
Devon
TA19 0AN
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In Stitches (EG Branch Event):
10-Sep-2019 to 22-Sep-2019

About the Event: An imaginative and inspiring exhibition of work by members of Isleworth & District Embroiderers' Guild displaying a collection of traditional and contemporary embroideries and textile art.

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue - Sun 10am - 4pm, admission free. Nearest tube Acton Town, Bus E3 and disable visitor parking next to Museum Cafe
Address:
Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park
Popes Lane
London
W5 4NH
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Criminal Quilts - Ruth Singer (Lectures/Talks):
11-Sep-2019 to 11-Sep-2019

About the Event: The talk this evening 'Criminal Quilts' by Ruth Singer is on Art exploring Victorian women criminals.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
19.30 - 21.30
Members £3
Visitors £5
Address:
Rising Brook Methodist Church
Burton Square
Stafford
ST17 9LT
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Re-Tellings (UK Exhibition):
14-Sep-2019 to 20-Oct-2019

About the Event: Solo exhibition by mixed media textile artist Sue Stone inspired by collected memories
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Admission free, 01652 660380 Gallery open 7 days a week Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm.
Address:
Artspace
The Ropewalk
Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincs
DN18 5JT
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8th International Contemporary Textile Art Biennale - Sustainable City
17-Sep-2019 to 03-Nov-2019

About the Event: Invited artists exhibition organised by the World Textile Association. Artists from USA, Canada, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, England, Scotland, China, Japan, Korea, India and Spain.
Address:
Centro Cultural Galileo
Madrid
Spain
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Members’ Day - North Wales Branch (EG Branch Event):
19-Sep-2019 to 19-Sep-2019

About the Event: Our Members' Day is a friendly Informal gathering of members where you can come to carry on with your own piece of work while enjoying the company of like-minded people. It also comprises of occasional small workshops, demonstrations and taster sessions which you can participate in. You can also access the Branch Embellisher to work on if needed. It is a good opportunity to get advice, gather information and to meet new people. Don't forget to bring a packed lunch!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
3rd Thursday of the Month
10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
Free to Members
£3.00 for Visitors
Unlimited Refreshments 50p

Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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Embroidered Flowers and Leaves - Alma Hughes (Drew) (Workshops & Courses):
21-Sep-2019 to 21-Sep-2019

About the Event: Embroidered Flowers and Leaves - Alma Hughes (Drew)

This is inspired by the flowers and leaves on the Elizabeth Morgan Wedding Dress
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
All day and 2 day courses: 9.45 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up ready for a prompt start at 9.45 a.m.
Bring a Packed Lunch.

Address:
Canolfan Dewi Sant Centre
South Parade
Pensarn
Abergele
LL22 7RG
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Brooke Hospital for Animals - Art Exhibition and online auction "Tails from the Field" (UK Exhibition):
23-Sep-2019 to 28-Sep-2019

About the Event: The Brooke's first ever exhibition of artwork donated to the charity to raise funds is to be held at Cheshire Regimental Museum, Chester Castle. The exhibition "Tails from the Field" will show a collection of artwork depicting working horses, donkeys and mules from around the world. One of the Hearts, created by EG member Judi Brown for the 100 Hearts project, depicting horses from the first World War, has been donated to the charity for the exhibition and auction. An online auction has been created (live from 1st July) for advance bidding on the artworks, including Judi's embroidered Heart.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Exhibition open daily 10am - 4pm entry £4, £2 concession rate
Address:
Cheshire Regimental Museum
Chester Castle
Chester
CH1 2DN
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Material Matters - Art through Textiles (UK Exhibition):
23-Sep-2019 to 06-Oct-2019

About the Event: Art Through Textiles, formed in 1983, is an exhibiting group based in Sheffield with members from Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and the North Midlands.

We are from a wide variety of backgrounds but have a common love of all textile skills as a means of creative expression and a wish to share just how rich, exciting, diverse and versatile textiles can be.

Art Through Textiles is one of the largest non-affiliated textile groups in the UK. A strong membership of up to 90 meet regularly to run a lively, informative programme of talks and workshops led by members, invited artists and craftspeople. Members are regularly offered the opportunity to exhibit together.

The work we produce makes use of all techniques and approaches. Thoughtful research, design, attention to detail and presentation are hallmarks of work by our artists. The group is responsible for creating strong, supportive friendships and encouraging creative confidence.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm daily CLOSED 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019 0114 255335
Address:
Dronfield Hall Barn
High Street
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 1PY
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Journey through Art: Use in the Community - Pat Butters - North Wales Branch (Lectures/Talks):
23-Sep-2019 to 23-Sep-2019

About the Event: Evening Meeting

" Journey Through Art: Use in the Community" - Pat Butters


Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
4th Monday of the Month
Sept - May
7.30 p.m. start
Refreshments included
Members Free
Visitors £3.00

Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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The Creative Craft Show - Westpoint, Exeter (Craft Fair):
26-Sep-2019 to 29-Sep-2019

About the Event: Discover all the ideas, inspiration and supplies you could ever dream of! Knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element with endless supplies, innovations, new product launches, demonstrations and workshops designed to encourage and inspire your creativity – there’s no better place to stock up and revel in creative craft inspiration!

To hire wheelchairs and scooters at Westpoint call Newton Abbot Community Transport Association 01626 335 775 or email manager@newtonabbotcta.org
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Thurs & Fri 09.30 - 1630, Sat 0930 - 1700, Sun 0930 - 1600
Address:
Westpoint Centre
Clyst St Mary
Exeter
EX5 1DJ
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North West Region AGM (Lectures/Talks):
28-Sep-2019 to 28-Sep-2019

About the Event: North West Region AGM
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
TBC
Address:
TBC
TBC
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Global Connections - Contemporary Textile exhibition by Fibrefusion (UK Exhibition):
01-Oct-2019 to 19-Oct-2019

About the Event: Global Connections by Fibrefusion Contemporary Textile Art Group - each artist has produced a body of textile art which takes you on their individual journey of the exploration of the art, environment and culture of their chosen country.

Before travelling check with Art Van Go on visiting if workshops are running
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
9.30 - 5pm Mon - Fri, 9.30 - 2.30pm Sat. Free admission 01438 814946
Address:
Art Van Go
1 Stevenage Road
Knebworth
Herts
SG3 6AN
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An exhibition by The Material Girls (EG Member Organised Event):
02-Oct-2019 to 30-Oct-2019

About the Event: The Material Girls presents an exhibition of textile and mixed art.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Address:
Alchemy Gallery
Craft Arena
Studios 49-51, Barleylands Craft Village
Billericay
Essex
CM11 2UD
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Gold work - Caroline Lindsey + AGM (Workshops & Courses):
09-Oct-2019 to 09-Oct-2019

About the Event: The workshop on gold work led by Caroline Lindsey will follow the AGM.
Details to follow.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
19.30 - 21.30
Members £3
Visitors £5
Address:
Rising Brook Methodist Church
Burton Square
Stafford
ST17 9LT
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Memories - an exhibition by Chelmsford 93 Group (EG Member Organised Event):
12-Oct-2019 to 20-Oct-2019

About the Event: Memories - an exhibition of textile art by the Chelmsford 93 Group - founded in 1993, the group now includes textile artists working with a variety of techniques:modern and traditional embroidery, mixed media, patchwork and quilting.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 5pm normal entrance fees apply. 01245 400256
Address:
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane
Rettendon
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 8RA
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Sea, Shore and More (EG Branch Event):
12-Oct-2019 to 19-Oct-2019

About the Event: An exhibition of textile art by members of the Avalon branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. There will be a variety of work on display which will include mixed media and machine embroidery alongside traditional hand stitching. As well as members' individual work, there will be a group project depicting a "continuous seascape". Also there will be both completed and "work in progress" pieces from workshops throughout the last two years since the previous exhibition in The Wells Museum.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm entry is free
Address:
The Wells Museum
8 Cathedral Green
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2UE
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North Wales Branch AGM (EG Branch Event):
12-Oct-2019 to 12-Oct-2019

About the Event: North Wales Branch AGM

Guest Speaker - Ann Crompton - "Miniature Models with some Embroidery"

Refreshments will be served
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
1.30 p.m. prompt


Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

L28 4SD
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From Artefact to Art TIES (UK Exhibition):
15-Oct-2019 to 25-Oct-2019

About the Event: TIES was formed in 2007 as an exhibiting group after members completed various Textile courses.
Originally 7, this reduced to 6 in 2011. The group meets monthly to plan, work or visit exhibitions.
Each artist is committed to supporting, encouraging and sharing their ideas leading to a constant reviewing of practice.
TIES exhibits annually.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm 0114 2553335
Address:
Dronfield Hall Barn
High Street
Dronfield
Derbshire
S18 1PY
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Treasured Threads: Unpicking Gunnersbury's Quilts (UK Exhibition):
15-Oct-2019 to 12-Jan-2020

About the Event: This free exhibition takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury Park Museum’s most remarkable items; a pieced and appliqued quilt created in around 1825 by a family in Acton, West London. An outstanding piece of craftwork and significant to Britain’s history of quilting, the so called ‘Acton Top’ features contemporary figures in Regency dress, Biblical scenes, animals and plants. Comparing the Acton Top with other historic quilts from the museum collection, the exhibition investigates how quilting developed from the late 1780s to the 1850s and explores associated technological and social changes. The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of talks and workshops.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Open Tue - Sun 10am - 4pm. Admission free. Tel: 0203 961 0280
Address:
Gunnersbury Park and Museum
Popes Lane
London
W5 4NH
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Members’ Day - North Wales Branch (EG Branch Event):
17-Oct-2019 to 17-Oct-2019

About the Event: Our Members' Day is a friendly Informal gathering of members where you can come to carry on with your own piece of work while enjoying the company of like-minded people. It also comprises of occasional small workshops, demonstrations and taster sessions which you can participate in. You can also access the Branch Embellisher to work on if needed. It is a good opportunity to get advice, gather information and to meet new people. Don't forget to bring a packed lunch!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
3rd Thursday of the Month
10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
Free to Members
£3.00 for Visitors
Unlimited Refreshments 50p

Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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'Felt Vase' - Heather Gains (Workshops & Courses):
19-Oct-2019 to 19-Oct-2019

About the Event: Heather Gains will be showing you how to make a felt vase.
Details to follow.
To book a place on the day school please contact Sue Critchley -
01543 264590
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.00 - 16.00
Members £30
Visitors £35

Address:
Stone Guide Headquarters
Westbridge Park
Stone
ST15 8QW
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Members' Evening Meeting - North Wales Branch (Lectures/Talks):
28-Oct-2019 to 28-Oct-2019

About the Event: Evening Meeting

Members bring along items of interest to do with textiles to show and talk about for other members to see.

A relaxed evening with refreshments provided.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
4th Monday of the Month
Sept - May
7.30 p.m. start
Refreshments included
Members Free
Visitors £3.00

Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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North Wales Branch Biennial Exhibition (EG Branch Event):
01-Nov-2019 to 02-Nov-2019

About the Event: North Wales Branch Biennial Exhibition

An exhibition of work done by members of the North Wales Branch and the affiliated Young Textile Group.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.30 a.m.
Address:
Rhos Church URC
Colwyn Avenue
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4RA
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Special Event - The Great Gunnersbury Quilting Bee (Workshops & Courses):
02-Nov-2019 to 03-Nov-2019

About the Event: A celebration of all things quilting and stitching at a packed weekend of activity to complement Gunnersbury Park Museum’s special exhibition Treasured Threads: Unpicking Gunnersbury’s Quilts. Pop-up displays include Canadian Red Cross quilts, a selection of quilts by renowned contemporary quilter Janet Clare, and an exhibition of Criminal Quilts, an art and heritage project by Ruth Singer. Visitors can get involved too by supporting Gunnersbury’s charity crafting activities – why not hand stitch a patchwork block with Project Linus and knit a blanket square for Cats Protection?

For those wanting to delve deeper into the quilting world, a series of special workshops and talks is on offer (charges apply). Speakers include textile artist Ruth Singer, historic quilt expert Bridget Long and Curator of the Quilters’ Guild Collection, Heather Audin. Workshop themes include making a mug mat at Sunday’s quilt-as-you-go workshop and new ideas for embellishing and upcycling your favourite old clothes. For the full programme and to book tickets for talks and workshops please see the Visit Gunnersbury website below
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm admission free but charges apply for workshops and talks
Address:
Gunnersbury Park and Museum
Popes Lane
London
W5 4NH
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'Mary Quant' - Ruth Love (Lectures/Talks):
13-Nov-2019 to 13-Nov-2019

About the Event: The talk about Mary Quant will be given by Ruth Love.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
19.30 - 21.30
Members £3
Visitors £5
Address:
Rising Brook Methodist Church
Burton Square
Stafford


ST17 9LT
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South West Textile Group - Wasted (UK Exhibition):
16-Nov-2019 to 24-Dec-2019

About the Event: This exhibition explores wastage of the earth's natural resources and how that waste can be put to good use, both practically, beautifully and with integrity.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm. Free admission. Disabled access via stair lift
Address:
Ace Arts
Marketplace
Somerton
Somerset
TA11 7NB
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patriciakayhann@gmail.com
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Members’ Day - North Wales Branch (EG Branch Event):
21-Nov-2019 to 21-Nov-2019

About the Event: Our Members' Day is a friendly Informal gathering of members where you can come to carry on with your own piece of work while enjoying the company of like-minded people. It also comprises of occasional small workshops, demonstrations and taster sessions which you can participate in. You can also access the Branch Embellisher to work on if needed. It is a good opportunity to get advice, gather information and to meet new people. Don't forget to bring a packed lunch!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
3rd Thursday of the Month
10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
Free to Members
£3.00 for Visitors
Unlimited Refreshments 50p

Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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Embellishing with Miriam Forder course - North Wales branch (Workshops & Courses):
23-Nov-2019 to 24-Nov-2019

About the Event: "Embellishing" - Miriam Forder
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
l day and 2 day courses: 9.45 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up ready for a prompt start at 9.45 a.m.
Bring a Packed Lunch.

Address:
St David's Church Hall
Glan-y-Mor Road
Penrhyn Bay
Conwy

LL30 3NT
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North Wales Branch Evening Meeting "Basket Making with a Twist" with Mandy Coates (Lectures/Talks):
25-Nov-2019 to 25-Nov-2019

About the Event: Evening Meeting

"Basket Making with a Twist" - Mandy Coates
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
4th Monday of the Month
Sept - May
7.30 p.m. start
Refreshments included
Members Free
Visitors £3.00

Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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Branch Christmas Luncheon - North Wales (EG Branch Event):
07-Dec-2019 to 07-Dec-2019

About the Event: Branch Christmas Luncheon

Guest Speaker:
Richard Box - "Richard's Adventure in Painting and Embroidery"

Don't forget to bring along your secret Christmas Card!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
12.00 p.m. for 12.30 p.m.
Address:
Oriel House Hotel
Upper Denbigh Rd,
Saint Asaph
LL17 0LW
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Textile Trip to India - West Bengal and Odisha (Trip):
29-Jan-2020 to 17-Feb-2020

About the Event: Join a group of like-minded textile enthusiasts and practitioners on an exciting trip to one of the richest textile areas of India. We will be looking at t he traditions of weaving and kantha stitch, visiting villages, craftspeople and museums.

This 19 day trip is the fourth group tour that we have organised, specifically to look at the different textile traditions in India. We are both members of the Oxford Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild and have worked with a specialist provider Bespoke India (ATOL protected) to devise specific textile tours.

Maximum group size - 18. Cost including all flights from the UK and half board £3,692. £50 discount for bookings made before 31st July 2019. For a detailed itinerary or if you would like more information please contact Polly Woolstone or Julia Oxlade
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
07939261969
polly.woolstone@gmail.com or julia@oxlade.com
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North South East West - an exhibition by Sheila Dalgleish (UK Exhibition):
08-Feb-2020 to 15-Feb-2020

About the Event: An exhibition of textile art by Sheila Dalgleish. Sheila is fascinated by landscape and her work is her response to the places she has been. She enjoys digging into the fine details as well as looking at the wider picture.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm daily. Admission free
Address:
Dundas Street Gallery
Edinburgh
EH3 6HZ
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