Thursday, 12 April 2018

Stitching Away Days. Warning: there may be cake!

Angela and Sarah at Eternal Embroidery have just been in touch about their upcoming stitching retreats:  

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire - Medieval Embroidery  
14 -15 August 2018
Betty’s Tearoom ,Harrogate - Stitching and Tea, 
21 November 2018

'Join RSN accredited tutors Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray at these unique venues for some fun and informative stitching days. ( meals. breaks, kits included)
All abilities welcome'

Visit for details

News: Coventry Cathedral Textile Exhibition

Quinary textile group are holding an exhibition at Coventry Cathedral. It starts today (12th April) and runs until 24th May 2018. Click on the link for examples of their fascinating stitch work.

More details of the exhibition are available on the Cathedral website.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Monday's meeting - 9th April

Jude Lovatt from  wolverhampton embroiderers guild  will be our speaker tonight with her talk entitled "What If..?" so get ready to be creatively challenged!
 Jude is a great speaker so it promises to be a night to remember.

The raffle colour on Monday will be blue - remember to bring anything blue and get ready to buy your raffle tickets from Jeanette.

Day Schools
Looking ahead, the expert-led day schools ( always very popular so will be booking up fast) will be continuing this year with:

June 30th  - Margaret Fairhead
27th October - Nicola Jarvis

Speak to Margaret on Monday if you would like to reserve a place.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Come stitch with us at the Library - Saturday 7th April

It's library time again and we'll be in our usual spot on the mezzanine floor above the Library of Birmingham cafe on Saturday from 11am until about 2.00.

Everyone is welcome - come and bring any current projects and just enjoy a bit of stitching in company.

If you're new to embroidery or interested in the Embroiderers' Guild we would love you to join us. We always have plenty of threads if you'd like to have a try.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Thank you Maria!

Today's workshop with Maria Thomas was a relaxed day of piecing together memories and learning new techniques.  
Maria demonstrates her technique 

Margaret Richards

Beatrix Potter and Mrs Tiggywinkle!

Maria's cathedral windows
Maria brought along her beautiful pieces and shared her knowledge of cathedral windows patchwork and shisha stitching. As you can see from the photos, some beautiful results were achieved. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Margaret Bentley

Embroiderers’ Guild on the BBC

The Norwich branch of the Guild featured on BBC Woman’s Hour yesterday. Click here if you’d like to listen to it.

Fashion and Embroidery at the NEC 15-18 March

Some of our members are exhibiting at the NEC this week so do check them out if you are coming to the show:

Traverse textile group are exhibiting for the first time. 
Find them at stand M11.

Eclectica textile group will be there too with their exhibition
‘Cloth, Colour, Thread  with a Splash of Orange’.

Don’t forget to come and say hello at the Embroiderers’ Guild stand. You can have a chat and a sit-down and maybe even do a bit of stitching.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

March meeting

The March meeting is this Monday,12th March .We have a much-anticipated talk from our own Deed Curry. Deed will be sharing her experiences in Working with Costume and the Mayoral Year.

It's also the Month when this round of the travelling books finishes and we can be re-united with our own books.  We hope to have a display of the books on the evening.

This month's raffle colour is yellow.

Last months' beautifully illustrated talk from Sarah Hunt about her textile journey around South and Central America proved to be both highly entertaining and educational. Thank you Sarah for an excellent evening. 

(If you would like to read more about Sarah's adventures take a look at her blog.)

Some photos from February's meeting:

More beautiful Ruby Squares for our collection
Liz Fossey

Angela Rowles
  Sarah's own weaving and souvenirs:

Friday, 2 March 2018

Cancelled-Meet the Artist

Due to the weather conditions we are cancelling the event with Margaret Fairhead tomorrow.
Margaret’s exhibition will be on until March 17th so go and see it if you get the chance.

Library 3 March cancelled

In view of the bad weather we won’t be at the library this month.


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Library - 3rd March

It's library time again and we'll be in our usual spot on the mezzanine floor above the Library cafe on Saturday from 11 am until about 1.30. Everyone is welcome - come and bring your current projects and enjoying stitching in company (with coffee and cake!)

This month we also have a 'meet the artist' session at the RBSA, Brook Street B3 1SA, directly after the library meet-up. Margaret Fairhead will be at the RBSA to chat about the work in her current solo textile exhibition. Margaret will be our guest speaker in June and running a day school later in the year.

Directions to the RBSA are here

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