The Embroiderers' Guild presents: TALKING THREADS
A series of online events featuring two artists in discussion with 'Stitchery Stories' podcast host Susan Weeks
The Embroiderers' Guild's latest series of online events bring together two artists in conversation with Susan Weeks, podcast host of 'Stitchery Stories', throughout September to December. Textile artists involved in the series are Hannah Maughan, Karen Nicol, Clare Wellesley-Smith, Mandy Patullo and more to be announced!
The Embroiderers' Guild presents: THREAD TALKS
A series of online lectures hosted by the Embroiderers' Guild
Embroiderers’ Guild Transfers Collection by Annette Collinge on Sewing Street
This book features ninety designs for iron on transfer embroideries from original Embroiderers’ Guild transfer designs. In the early to mid 20th century these designs featured prominently at the Embroiderers’ Guild and were an important income source. Falling out of favour with the advent of new creative embroidery techniques, the Guild’s huge stock of transfers was consigned to a dusty corner of the Collection room before being sold and even thrown away. One box was rescued and this book features designs from that box.
THE BRODERERS' EXHIBITION: THE ART OF EMBROIDERY
VISUALISE AT 78
An Exhibition of Contemporary Stitched Art Textiles
This exhibition of textiles and mixed media work has been created by the Visualise textile group (formerly
ISE). It was formed several years ago, by like-minded artists who enjoy creating diverse work with stitch as the common thread.
On display are abstract, realistic and figurative art using a wide variety of media: paper, fabric (new, distressed and recycled) and found objects: these are hand and machine stitched, or felted to create art inspired by both the natural world and the built environment. The exhibition includes work inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and 78 Derngate, Northampton.
Venue: 78 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House
Date: Tuesday 18th May until Sunday 18th July 2021
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm - free admission to galleries and shop
For more information please visit: www.visualise.online
An exhibition of textile artworks by Nikki Parmenter and Textile Connections (Formely Glossop and District Embroiderers' Guild).
Venue: Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge SK15 2BN
Date: 19 June - 25 September 2021
Opening times: Wednesday 1pm - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm
Exciting news from SEARCH PRESS
A 20% discount is now being offered to all Embroiderers’ Guild members on any book published by Search Press.
Browse their website for a wonderful choice of great books: www.searchpress.com
Choose your books, order with this special code EMBG20 to get your discount and benefit the Guild as well.
Postage is free, books are dispatched promptly and delivered by Royal Mail
The Pocket Winter Design Competition
In the later months of 2020, the art team at Yale University Press ran a very special winter version of the popular Pocket Design Competition for members of The Embroiderers’ Guild and The Quilters’ Guild.
Inspired by The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660-1900 by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux, we asked participants to submit an original, winter-inspired design for an 18th century pocket in order to be in with the chance of winning £100 worth of fashion and textile history books from Yale University Press.
The standard of entries was incredibly high, and judges Barbara and Ariane were truly impressed with the creativity and dedication shown by everyone who participated. In the end, however, they settled on their winners, and we’re delighted to share them with you all here!