Branch News


Re-View Textiles - A Small World, 13th September - 29 October 2017 at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW

Re-View Textiles A Small World3 members of Wirral and Merseyside Embroiderers' Guild belong to Re-View Textile, an established contemporary textile network, founded in 2009. A group for creatives who work with textiles to come together, exchange ideas and create opportunities. They host informal gatherings on a quarterly basis in Liverpool and exhibit regularly. The group members all have an interest in promoting textiles and work in a variety of disciplines including fine art, design, fashion, interior, installation art.

They have made a collection of curious, miniature works. Reminiscent of displayed collections of oddities around the globe, brought back by travelling collectors in the era before the electronic age gave us all a wider taste of the world. Curiosities include - micro sea-life, beach combing assemblages, a child's dream, a mermaid, bugs, felt flowers, pairs of objects from a nature table, a story of exploitation of natural resources, minutiae of vegetable surfaces, cityscapes, birds.

Artists : Sue Boardman, Janet Wilkinson, Jo Frankel, Rosey Paul, Yvonne Deegan, Viv Netherwood, Judith Railton, Jen Fenner, Catherine Carmyllie, Marion Roberts, Julie James-Turner

Individually Re-View Textile artists exhibit in the UK and abroad. Making work in many sizes using felt, dye, stitch, printing, recycling, weave, technology, assemblage and mixed media.


"A Sense of Place" Textile Workshop - Wednesday 13th September 2017 10am - 3pm

Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffs ST13 6DW

Leek WorkshopLiz Smith and Sue Astles of Glossop branch of the Embroiderers' Guild will be leading "A Sense of Place" textile workshop based on the abstract landscape paintings of Harry Ousey. Ousey's paintings lend themselves to inspirational creative stitching and this workshop will stimulate new ideas in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Places are limited so please contact Sue Astles sue.astles@ctaweb.co.uk to book - fee $£15.


Tempting Textiles - an exhibition and sale by Glossop & District branch of the Embroidererr' Guild on 30th September 2017, 11am - 3pm

Tempting TextilesTo be held at Lymefield Garden Centre, Broadbottom, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 6AH. A vareity of textiles, fabrics, threads and books for sale, a raffle prize and stitching activities for all ages and abilities.


Inspired by Landscapes - an exhibition by the Avalon Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild

Avalon branch work for exhibition“Inspired By Landscapes” is a new exhibition from the Avalon Embroiderers Guild. The exhibition will show the work of Somerset based embroiderers, with an eclectic line up of 2D and 3D works, showcasing traditional hand stitching, including crewel or Jacobean work, blackwork, and goldwork, alongside more contemporary work using mixed media, hand-dyed fabrics, and machine embroidery. As well as individual works, on display will be several group projects, including ‘Everlasting Landscapes’ and ‘Street Scenes’, made up of individual pieces joined together to create larger scenes; and two life-size embroidered figures of King Arthur (kindly on loan from Glastonbury Abbey)
and Queen Guinevere.

In addition to the work on display - some of which will be for sale - there will be a sales table of stitched gifts, ‘inspiration packs’, and cards. It will be an exciting and vibrant exhibition, full of colour, variety and texture, guaranteed to brighten up an autumn day.

The exhibition will be open 10am – 4pm, from Monday 16th –Saturday 21st October 2017, at The Wells Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE

The Avalon Embroiderers Guild is a branch of the national Embroiderers Guild, which aims to build awareness of stitch and textile art, through education, encouragement, and inspiration. Avalon Embroiderers Guild meets once a month in Ashcott Village Hall, with opportunities to meet up with friends and work on own projects or participate in varied workshops. New members are always welcome.


Re-Use, Recycle, Reclaim - an Exhibition by the Manchester branch of the Embroiderers' Guild

To be held from 1st October - 22nd October 2017 at The Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ.

Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 5pm (please contact 0161 445 7761 or email ibradshaw384@btinternet.com as the premises are used for classes and events)

The Old Parsonage Didsbury


Embroiderers' Guild St Albans Branch

"Inspired to Create" Hand Embroidery Course Part 1

Online Distance CoursesOur Artistic Director, Anthea Godfrey is delighted to announce that several members of the St Albans Branch who took part in the Inspired to Create Hand Embroidery Course Part 1 have passed.

Congratulations go to:

Tina Cannon, Sue Green, Debbie Hall, Sheila Hirst and Sarah Harrison.

This is the first set of participants to do so and we hope there will be many more.

If you are interested in taking one of our embroidery/textiles/design courses please see our webpage for full details Inspired to Create, Beyond the Stitch


 
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