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Lincolnshire Branch - A focus on Lincolnshire in 2017

In June 2017 the Lincolnshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, together with a number of other branches in our region, will be represented at the Lincolnshire Show on June 21st and 22nd and at the Heritage Skills Festival at Lincoln Cathedral on 23rd and 24th June

Lincolnshire Show
The Lincolnshire ShowThe Lincolnshire EG branch is proposing to take the opportunity of the Lincolnshire Show held 21st and 22nd June 2017 to exhibit, in order to promote the work of The Embroiderers' Guild and raise awareness of creative textiles . The annual show anticipates a footfall of 60,000+ and reaches beyond the county boundary of Lincolnshire. With this in mind the branch has sought the involvement of neighbouring branches and embraced the concept of Greater Lincolnshire by involving the Scunthorpe branch from Yorks. & Humberside region.
The branch is pleased to have received support from the East Midlands Regional Committee and the national EG.

We plan to display a wide range of work, including that of individual guild members and Young Embroiderers. Information about Guild activities at local, regional and national level, including exhibitions will be a core component of the displays. The costs of participation are considerable so there will be items for sale to raise funds.

A continuing challenge in Lincolnshire is that of reaching across a scattered and varied community so we shall be reviewing the impact of our presence at the Show carefully. As part of a wider celebration of Lincolnshire in 2017 the County Show is immediately followed by the Heritage Skills Festival at Lincoln Cathedral.

For more information please see the Lincolnshire Show website

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Lincoln Branch Banner Lincoln Branch Sale Items
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Lincoln Branch - the Green Man by Anne Rigby Lincoln Branch - Bishop's Eye Window by Jo Eades

Lincoln Cathedral Heritage Skills Festival

Lincoln CathedralThe free 2 day Heritage Skills Festival is to be held at Lincoln Cathedral on 23rd and 24th June. It is anticipated that many of the London Livery Companies including the Broderers will be participating in the festival. Lincolnshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild has been invited to take part alongside the Cathedral Needlework Guild and the Broderers. We will be displaying our branch banner, selling small items of our work, enthusiastically stitching, batting for and raising the profile of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Our branch of the Young Embroiderers will also have a banner on show and hopefully some of the children will be stitching on the Saturday. Craftspeople from many disciplines will be at work and there will be pro-active opportunities for visitors to have a go. At the end of the 2 day festival a public auction will be held of a number of items made by the crafts people during the event. 2 major pieces of work donated by our members will be auctioned as well as a piece of gold work stitched at the event by a member of the Cathedral Needlework Guild.

YE Foxes and OwlsThe festival will take place both outside the Cathedral in marquees and inside in the Nave and Transepts. There will be an atmosphere of a medieval market and it is anticipated that as well as the Embroiderers’ Guild, the Cathedral Needlework Guild, representatives from the Royal School of Needlework and the Broderers some of the other livery companies that may be taking part will be Basketmakers, Blacksmiths, Clockmakers, Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, Glaziers, Glovers, Glass Sellers, Goldsmiths, Joiners & Ceilers, Masons, Parish Clerks, Painters and Stainers, Plaisterers, Plumbers, Scrivenors, Tylers & Bricklayers, Turners, Upholders and Weavers.

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Lincoln's 60th Anniversary Embroidered Diamonds Embroidered fabric boxes

These two events will promote, publicise and raise the profile of the Guild at a time when we are aware membership is falling. Hopefully this will result in an increased membership and awareness of what fun stitching with like-minded folk can be.

We are hoping to see lots of you at one or both of the events. Go on - come along and have some fun. If you don't know Lincolnshire, or think of it as flat and boring June 2017 would be a good time to visit.

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