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Chesterfield

Chesterfield Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild is a friendly group of people with an interest in textiles, embroidery and mixed media. 

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. 

We are also on Facebook and Pinterest.

                                                                                         

As we are not meeting at the moment, each month we will highlight the speaker we would of had that month.

Embroiderers Guild Folio

This month would of been a practical session involving looking at a folio of the Embroiderers Guild collection. Here is some links to the the story of the Guild's Collection that they shared recently for you instead.

 The Story of the Embroiderers Guild Collection part 1

The Story of the Embroiderers Guild Collection part 2


NEXT WORKSHOP                                                          


SORRY ALL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.


Even with the new rules there would not be enough people to make them financially viable at the moment.

ABOUT OUR GUILD                                                        
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 clink on Programme and Workshops link to the right.

Membership Fees

Embroiderers' Guild £38

Chesterfield Branch £27

Copy of our latest membership form is now available via Resources.


NEWS                                                                                 

GLORIOUS GARDENS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION 

Our virtual exhibition is going from strength to strength with members photos being added regularly. If you are a member and have not yet email me a photo or two, it is not too late to do so.




WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY                            

TRAVELLING BOOKS - NOW A INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

Cantre'e Gwaleod, Michelle Raymond-Barker, CBEG
As we are not meeting for the next few months, we are changing the Travelling Books to an individual project so our books won't be travelling this time round. We encourage members to continue working on these but the books will be individual work only.  We are encouraging members to share their work, so expect to see progess here, on Facebook and Pinterest, and in our newsletter. 

For starters, I have shared the photo of my piece, Cantre'r Gwaleod, The  Drowned Land. Textile art inspired by the ancient sunken forest to be found on Borth breach, Ceredigion. Click on the photo to see more.


NEW TRAVELLING BOOKS - FAIRY STORIES AND 
NURSERY RHYMES Dec 2019

Packs were given out to members containing instructions for paper folding, paper, etc to get our books started. The theme is Fairy Stories and Nursery Rhymes and the books are to be made by members as part of the process. 

Useful link relating to our Fairy Stories and Nursery Rhyme theme: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/27/kay-nielsen-east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon/

Resources for this project are available via our Resources link above.

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

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BRANCH                     

Please contact our Chair by clicking on the highlighted link.