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Chesterfield Branch Banner "Spire"

'Spire' - the Branch banner - showing the well known Chesterfield Crooked Spire. The Tudor looking building on 
the left of this picture is where we meet. 

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NEXT MEMBERS MEETING                                            

December 7th 2017

The rise of Arkwright’s spinning technology and the impact on family life Chris Lea, Arkwright Society.C:\Users\Toni\Documents\Chesterfield EG\programme 2017-18\2 December 7th 2017\cotton spinning masson mill.jpg

Having visited a mill and looked at spinning and weaving machines, now is the chance to find out the huge impact these great factories had on the women who worked in them and their families. Not only the people who worked in these mills, but the many that sewed for a living as cheap and reliable thread became available. (not allied to the Arkwright Society)

Please bring any completed room boxes to this meeting.

Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend our meetings (suggested donation £4.00). Come and try before you join.

ABOUT OUR GUILD                                                        

Chesterfield Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild is a small and friendly group of people with an interest in textiles and embroidery. Member numbers hover around 35. Most members are very regular attenders at our monthly meetings. 

Some of us are very skilled and others beginners. It doesn't matter what your skill level is, you will be welcome. We have a varied programme with speakers, member led workshops, day workshops (with expert tutors) and visits.

We meet upstairs in the Saints Parish Centre, 3 St Mary's Gate Chesterfield S41 7TJ (just below the Crooked Spire church), on the 1st Thursday in the month 7pm for 7.15pm - 9pm (except in August). There is a lift for those who dislike stairs. There are a number of pay car parks near by.

Please read our current newsletter to find out more about our activities. It can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our latest programme is now available to view on this website - just click on this linkThere is also a copy of our latest programme which can be printed or downloaded at the bottom of this page as well.

Membership Fees (application form available below) 

Embroiderers' Guild £35

Chesterfield Branch £20

WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY                            

Christmas Tree Festival Baubles - November 2017
We had a great evening making  baubles for our Christmas Tree to be shown at the Christmas Tree Festival at Chesterfield's famous Crooked Spire. We were each given a polystyrene ball and the necessary materials to create a bright and shiny decoration. Clink on this link to see more photos. 

Festival runs from 18th November to 3rd December. Clink on this link for online poster with times of opening.


There is a thread that leads though last year's and this year's programme which will lead to an exhibition in 2018. We live close to a World Heritage Site, Masson Mills, which contains some of the earliest cotton spinning and weaving factories in the world. We are developing and exploring ideas based on this.

Masson Mills Tour - September 2017

We had a very enjoyable tour of the Working Textile Musuem. We all took photos of the objects that interested us. It will be interesting to see what is produced from these for our Exhibition coming in 2018.

National Celebration of Stitch - August 2017

This year we held our Celebration in the Foyer of Chesterfield Library. Our rolling display of our cushions went down well and some people had a look at what we were stitching that day. If you took any photos of our display please add them to our online album here. Just clink join or sign in to be able to add photos.

Room Boxes - July 2017
Room boxes
The Room boxes that have come in so far are looking good. Looking forward to seeing more of them soon. Click on the photo to see more.

More about earlier things that we have been doing .........

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BRANCH                     

Please contact our Chair

Rosemary Brownlee: