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Ashbourne Embroiderers Guild branch

We are a small, but growing, friendly group with varied interests and experience. Our monthly evening meetings include talks and/or mini-workshops given by outside speakers, some of whom are well known, others more local but equally good. 

We include some ‘in-house’ meetings when we share our ideas and expertise on a chosen theme. These meetings are an ideal opportunity to get to know each other and they are always very interesting and rewarding. 

We welcome visitors and new members whatever their levels of expertise. Occasionally we hold a whole day Saturday workshop.
We meet in St. John’s Church Hall, Auction Close, Ashbourne, 
DE6 1GQ on the 3rd Monday in the month 7.30pm but not in August. 

Chair - Helen Livesey
Secretary - Lois Wilkes
Treasurer - Jan Reid
IT Rep - Beryl Slade

Membership numbers: 28

We have a Facebook page: 

EXHIBITION
Land Sea and Air
A textile exhibition including patchwork, quilting and mixed media pieces by branch members, Eddie Cheadle and Ann Pocklington.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017 at The Gallery, Cromford Mill, Mill Lane Cromford DE4 3RQ  10-4  Entrance free

 

 

STITCH DAYS
To celebrate the 2016 National Day of Stitch,we held a 'drop in' sewing event in ASHBOURNE LIBRARY.

All materials were provided.

 

 



Ashbourne Highlights


CHRISTMAS TREES 2015

The tree has been decorated once again in St Oswald's Church and looks very festive with all your stars.

 



 

 


KANTHA MINI WORKSHOP 
July 2015
We had an enjoyable mini-workshop with Eddie, experimenting with the simple but effective technique of Kantha.
 

The example of Kantha stitching prepared by Eddie for the workshop.




GOLDWORK with Carole Holme

 


Carole taught us how embroider a small goldwork butterfly at the June meeting

 Work in progress

 A finished piece


COLOURFUL CROCHET
Pauline Fitzpatrick, branch member gave us an informative and fascinating look into her world of crochet.  We learned a lot about many of the variations of Tunisian crochet and her favourite free form and very colourful crochet.






Beautiful Saris



Wyaston Wool Day run by the branch


Workshop with ART VAN GO
We enjoyed the expertise of Viv Arthur and the resources of Art Van Go at a Saturday workshop. We explored many materials and media which she brought for us to try.


Art Van Go workshop

Lots of fun, learning and lovely things to buy!
 
Art Van Go

Art Van Go workshop

TAKE ONE STITCH mini workshop led by Kate

 
Members explored the effects which can be achieved using one stitch by varying the weight, colour and type of thread.
 

Ashbourne Branch



 Congratulations to Siobhan

Siobhan (Burton) has taken both first and second prize
in the 2016 Fire and Flames category at the Quilt and Stitch show at Uttoxeter this week.

Monthly 'Quality Stitching time' or 'Stitch and Chat' at Wyaston Village Hall. (DE6 2DR) 10.30 - 3.00
We meet on the first Monday of each month (but 9th January 2017) at Wyaston Village Hall to stitch, chat and generally share ideas. Everyone is welcome.

 

NB If the first Monday is a BANK HOLIDAY we usually meet the following week - but please check.

Visitors £5

Plenty of parking
Lovely countryside around 

 WYASTON WORKSHOP DAY 2015


 

 

 

Look out for 

more images of 

our very 

successful 

Wyaston 

Workshop Day 4 2015.



National Day of Stitch 2015  at Ashbourne Show

 This year we will be showing our work, demonstrating and encouraging an interest in stitch at the Ashbourne Show on August 15th


 Mr Frog, by member Sharon Greaves, will be the star of the show.


Members at the Ashbourne Show

 Branch work at the show


National Day of Stitch 2014 in Ashbourne Library

       
 
Preparation for making the poppies
 
Display of work in Ashbourne Library



WYASTON WORKSHOP 2013:  'TWINCHIES'

Our Wyaston Workshop day on October 12th was a great success and attended by many branch members and visitors.

Share the day with us by looking at the many images o
n our Branch Page.

A finished sketchbook with mixed media, needle-felted and patchwork 'Twinchies' by Helen King
 
Wyaston Workshop 2013 Twinchies

Sue Watkins emailed:

Dear Fantastic Committee,
Many thanks again for a wonderfully inspiring day - everyone was really buzzing with all you had to show and teach us! 
We realise what effort and time you all put in to make the day so brilliant.
Ruth - we loved your mixed media examples and hope you are feeling rested and improving.
Kit - your little felties were gorgeous and much admired as ever - hope things are improving with you too.

Once more ...BIG THANKS!!!
Sue

Members at the BEADED FELT NECKLACE workshop

Members at the Beaded Felt Necklace workshop


     Finished necklaces
This very successful and enjoyable day's workshop held in 2013 was run by member Helen King with help from Ruth Broadbent.



COLLOGRAPH PRINTS with Mary Wardle October 2013

We enjoyed a fascinating evening as Mary demonstrated her process for making Collograph blocks and prints.  Her pleasure in her work and enthusiasm was infectious.


Mary Wardle Collograph
 

Mary enthusiastically preparing to print










Examples of collograph blocks created by Mary

 

 



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Beryl Slade,
8 Apr 2017, 02:34