Guild Projects

The Embroiderers' Guild are currently running several "Guild Projects" for member participation and enjoyment. The finished pieces will be exhibited at various events during 2018.

The projects are:

100 Hearts War Stories

We invited Guild members to take part in the commemoration of the ending of WW1 a 100 years ago by producing one heart. Each heart would be included in at least one exhibition and, ideally, the exhibition would be as near to their home location as possible. Between 100 and 200 hearts will be included in exhibitions at the 2018 Knitting & Stitching Shows (space permitting) and/or the NEC in 2019 and in other major venues throughout the UK. For more information and a link to the main webpage and registration form please see the heading on the left.

Page 17

Page 17 is a specially created exhibition of textile artistry where each piece takes a book as its inspiration. The guidelines given the to members of the Embroiderers' Guild were that the piece of work they created should bear a relationship to a book. Any sort of book could be chosen - fiction, poetry, recipes, maps, catalogue, instruction manual - but the piece had to closely relate to the book. Any technique could be used and portray any image - the cover, the spine, the contents, index page, a page or pages, a paragraph or even a page ripped out. It could be done in any format - a panel, scroll, open pages, concertina but had to be mounted on or in an artist's canvas that could be hung on the wall.

World's Longest Embroidery & World's Longest Embroidery for Schools

The Embroiderers’ Guild is an educational charity encouraging and promoting embroidery and textile art. To celebrate its Centenary the Guild launched the World’s Longest Embroidery. It measures 605.55 metres and can still be seen and added to at venues throughout the UK today. With the help of over 7000 participants of all ages and abilities, the Embroiderers' Guild set a new Guinness World Record.

We are now inviting schools to take part in creating the World’s Longest Embroidery… for Schools¹. ¹For simplicity we refer to ‘schools’ but we appreciate they may be known as a school, college or academy.

Children and students of all ages and levels of ability can take part with a ‘needle and thread’. Teachers and support staff are also welcome to join in. We anticipate hundreds of schools in the UK, USA, Canda and Australia will help create this world record. The piece will also be extensively exhibited in the next 3 - 10 years.

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