Tuesday, 9 August 2016

National Stitch Day

We were joined at the Library of Birmingham by the Lady Mayoress Deed Curry.
Lady Mayoress with our chair Bernadette Wilkinson

Deed told us of her interest in stitch which went back to her childhood and behond as she completed  Degree in Fashion and Textile Design, specialising in Embroidery at Birmingham Polytechnic and subsequently worked for Birmingham Costume Hire a company supplying costumes to theatres, film companies and schools all over the country. 

Deed  then joined us and our visitors creating leaves to add to the branches of your tree - created by Margaret Richards and using silks from those donated to us from the old library.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Library Saturday August 6 National Stitch Day

It's National Stitch day and we are delighted to be joined by Birmingham's Lady Mayoress .

We will be in our normal space in the Library of Birmingham on the Mezzanine floor above the library cafe from 11 am until about 2 pm (don't forget the library does not open until 11 am although the cafe is open from 9am).  Everyone is welcome to join us decorating leaves to add to our tree - bring you sewing kit if you have one but don't worry we can supply you with everything you need to join in.

All are welcome to join us and find out more about the activities of the Birmingham Branch of the Embroiderer's Guild.