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An introduction to Whitework with Nicola Jarvis (Workshops & Courses):
24-Feb-2018 to 24-Feb-2018

About the Event: A full-day whitework workshop with Nicola Jarvis organised by Malmesbury branch of the Embroiderers' Guild.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm
£35 for visitors plus kit
Participants are asked to contribute to a bring and share lunch.
Address:
Little Somerford Village Hall
Little Somerford
Wiltshire

SN15 5JW
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janicebotterill@btinternet.com


Once-A-Month Stitching in the Gallery (EG Branch Event):
12-Apr-2017 to 14-Mar-2018

About the Event: On the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August), Edinburgh Embroiderers Guild will be working on pieces inspired by works of art in the Scottish collection. You can watch them, ask questions or bring along your own pieces and enjoy stitching with like-minded people. Focusing on technique. Or why not add a few stitches to the communal piece devised especially by the Guild in celebration of the reopening of the Scottish collection at the Scottish National Gallery in 2019.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
2nd Wednesday of each month - except August
10.30am - 3.30pm in the main gallery

Actual dates listed in the National Galleries Scotland education brochure - this is available on the 'what's on ' page of our website
Address:
Scottish National Gallery
The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL
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admin@edinburghtextileart.co.uk
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Sampled Lives (UK Exhibition):
06-May-2017 to 08-Apr-2018

About the Event: Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum's excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.
These beautifully embroidererd and stitched samplers illuminate the lives of girls and women from mid-17th century English Quakers to early 20th century school pupils, encompassing their education, employment, religion, family, societal status and needlework skills. The display also highlights the individuality of each sampler, which in some cases is the only surviving document to record the existence of an ordinary young woman. The display will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue by Carol Humphrey, Honorary Keeper of Textiles, available to purchase from the Courtyard Shop and online for £19.99.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Free admission Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 5pm
Address:
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB
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Traces Revealed (UK Exhibition):
30-Sep-2017 to 28-Jan-2018

About the Event: Traces Revealed is an exhibition of artwork in cloth, tile and clay inspired by Glastonbury Abbey by Alicia Merrett, Kate Rattray and Hiro Takahashi. Admission charges apply but ticket allows access to all parts of the Abbey and grounds. Full disabled access, car park next door (charges apply)
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Daily 10am - 4pm. £7.50 for adults, discounts for over 60s, students, children and families and online purchases 01458 832267
Address:
The Abbey Gatehouse
Glastonbury Abbey
Magdalene Street
Glastonbury
BA6 9EL
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Herts Branch meetings and workshops (EG Branch Event):
30-Sep-2017 to 31-Aug-2018

About the Event: find out more about Hertfordshire Embroiderers' Guild at Hertstitch
https://hertsbranch.wordpress.com/

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
The meetings are held once a month (except August) on Friday evenings at 8 pm or Saturday afternoons at 2 pm (plus occasional Saturday mornings).
Address:
United Reformed Church Hall
Watford Road
Chiswell Green
St Albans AL2 3HG
AL2 3HG
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hertsbranch@gmail.com
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Embellishment in Fashion - an exhibition at the Royal School of Needlework (UK Exhibition):
19-Oct-2017 to 01-Mar-2018

About the Event: The Royal School of Needlework has just opened its new exhibition Embellishment in Fashion at Hampton Court Palace. The exhibition captures the style and versatility of embroidery in fashion from the 18th to 21st centuries. View rarely seen exquisite textiles and fashion garments from the RSN collection and some new pieces from their students. You must book to see the exhibition
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Book through the website or contact Natalie Thew on 0203 166 6939
Address:
Royal School of Needlework
Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 9AU
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education@royal-needlework.org.uk
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Visualise - an exhibition by ISE Textile Group (UK Exhibition):
13-Jan-2018 to 25-Jan-2018

About the Event: A contemporary stitched art textiles exhibition, displaying new work by ISE Textile group.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 5pm daily, 10am - 4pm Sundays. Free admission
Address:
Floor One Gallery
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Little Elborow Street
Rugby
CV21 3BZ
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Go Wild an exhibition by Second Turning Textile Group (UK Exhibition):
13-Jan-2018 to 24-Feb-2018

About the Event: An exhibition of work by the Second Turning Textile Group reflecting their interests and ideas in their own individual style.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm Admission free 01777 713749
Address:
Bassetlaw Museum
Amcott House
40 Grove Street
Retford
Notts
DN22 6LD
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Exhibition by Sheila Dalgleish - Landscapes of the north and south lands (UK Exhibition):
03-Feb-2018 to 10-Feb-2018

About the Event: Textile artist Sheila Dalgleish presents a new exhibition of her work "Landscapes of the north and south lands". Inspired by her travel to Norway, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, North Uist and the Outer Hebrides plus some wonderful southern places, for this exhibition Sheila has revisited some of the fascinating places visited over the years.

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm daily. Admission free
Address:
Dundas Street Gallery
6 Dundas Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6HZ
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Lynda Monk Talk - Bishops Stortford Branch (Lectures/Talks):
05-Feb-2018 to 05-Feb-2018

About the Event: Creative surfaces
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7:30 pm
Address:
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall
Church Road
Harlow Common
Harlow, Essex
CM17 9ND
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Branch Exhibition by Eskdale & Liddesdale Branch (EG Branch Event):
03-Mar-2018 to 02-Jun-2018

About the Event: Exhibition of member's work
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
March: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 16.00, Tue & Sun Closed
April - June: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 16.30, Sun: 12.00 - 15.00

Free Entry

Tel: 01450 377615
Address:
Borders Textile Towerhouse
1 Tower Knowe
Hawick
TD9 9BZ
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textiletowerhouse@liveborders1.org.uk
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Seasons in Silver & Thread (UK Exhibition):
07-Mar-2018 to 16-Apr-2018

About the Event: An exhibition of textile art and jewellery inspired by the season at Newark Park by Rosemary Cochrane, Liz Hewitt and Louise Watson. No disabled access to gallery. Meet the Makers every Sunday, normal admission charges apply but National Trust members free admission.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 5pm. Closed Tuesdays 01453 842644
Address:
Newark Park
Ozleworth
Wotton-under-Edge
Glos
GL12 7PZ
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Another Horizon (EG Branch Event):
29-Mar-2018 to 14-Apr-2018

About the Event: Our 40th Anniversary exhibition including a collaborative piece entitled Ruby Red and work from our YEG.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Normal Opening Times

9.30 am - 4 pm - Monday to Saturday

Galleries open 10.00am, last admission to galleries 3.30pm

The museum is closed on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

Special events & pre-booked group/school visits can be arranged outside these hours.

(Wantage visitor information, museum café, and gift shop are all accessible during our normal opening hours).
Address:
The Vale & Downland Museum

19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL

tel: 01235 771447

Free 2 hr parking is available in the Civic Hall Car Park, just off Church Street.

OX12 8BL
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vdmtourism@gmail.com
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Ten Plus @ The Atkinson (UK Exhibition):
07-Apr-2018 to 15-Jul-2017

About the Event: A new exhibition of contemporary textile art by Ten Plus Textiles. Free admission, disabled access, lift and cafe
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm. Closed Sunday (except during Sefton School holidays when open 11am - 4pm
Address:
The Atkinson
The Landing Gallery
Lord Street
Southport

PR8 1DB
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Unfolding Stories III (UK Exhibition):
27-Apr-2018 to 03-May-2018

About the Event: Contemporary Quilters West presents Unfolding Stories III.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Daily 10am - 5pm Free Admission Accessible for all
Address:
Harbour House Centre for Arts & Yoga
The Promenade
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1JD
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Marilyn Pipe Talk - Bishops Stortford Branch (Lectures/Talks):
30-Apr-2018 to 30-Apr-2018

About the Event: I am a Textile Nomad
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7:30 pm
Address:
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall
Church Road
Harlow Common
Harlow, Essex
CM17 9ND
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Gordano Textile Artists' Exhibition (UK Exhibition):
09-May-2018 to 18-Jun-2018

About the Event: This year Gordano Textile Artists will be exhibiting new work at the National Trust property of Newark Park in the Cotswolds. This impressive hunting lodge was built in the 16thC on an escarpment overlooking a commanding view of the Cotswold countryside. The twelve artists will be taking inspiration from both the inside and outside of the estate, and true to their individual styles, will no doubt prove to be interesting and varied work.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 5pm Wed - Mon (closed Tue) 01453 842644. Admission charge, free to National Trust members
Address:
Newark Park
Ozleworth
Gloucestershire
GL12 7PZ
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Angela's and Jane's Summertime Sale (Craft Fair):
09-Jun-2018 to 09-Jun-2018

About the Event: Sales - Embroidery threads, yarns and fabrics. Designer cards, books and magazines. Worldwide and antique textiles and much more. Workshop - handstitching with Jane Davies £3, Talk - Guatemalan Textiles with Angela Thompson £3. Refreshments available. Entrance and parking free
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.30am - 4pm. 01299 896252
Address:
Abberley Village Hall
Abberley
near Worcester
WR6 6AZ
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brodery.textiles@btinternet.com
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Julianne Long Talk - Bishops Stortford Branch (Lectures/Talks):
02-Jul-2018 to 02-Jul-2018

About the Event: Objet Trouve Textiles
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7:30 pm
Address:
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall
Church Road
Harlow Common
Harlow, Essex
CM17 9ND
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Helen Philipps Talk at Bishops Stortford Branch (Lectures/Talks):
03-Sep-2018 to 03-Sep-2018

About the Event: The Master craftsmen of Kashmir
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7:30 pm
Address:
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall
Church Lane
Harlow Common
Harlow
Essex
CM17 9ND
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Submission Guidelines

What's On is compiled as a free service from information sent to the Embroiderers' Guild. Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of entries but readers are advised to check on dates, times, etc.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ: The following details must be included in the text of your email message, even if you are also attaching flyers, Word docs, PDFs or images. If the information is only in an attachment your entry will not be added to the web site.

Full address of venue incl. postcode.
Title of the event.
A sentence about the event.
Dates: opening times. Any practical information such as admission charges. A contact telephone number. Please also include a web address if available.

Entries are not restricted to Great Britain.

Workshops: we may only list workshops if you meet at least one of these criteria: you are a Guild branch or partner organisation; you are a museum or heritage centre; you advertise in one of our publications; your workshop is run on a non profit basis. Please contact us about advertising if you wish to publicise workshops/courses and don't fall into any of these categories.

Please note that as this is a free service, we are unable to guarantee that any entry will appear in Embroidery magazine or STITCH with the Embroiderers' Guild magazines. If such a guarantee is required, it is recommended that readers consider a paid advertisement.

Events for magazine publication must be received by us at least 3 months before the publication date of the issue in which they should appear. We will endeavour to list events on the web site within one month of receipt.

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