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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                                            

February 1st 2018

Crafting the Digital Sally Cooke

C:\Users\Toni\Documents\Chesterfield EG\programme 2017-18\4 February 1st 2018\Three bags plus reels.jpgSally is a maker and designer of printed textiles working with hand based and digital techniques. She takes inspiration from the bold simplicity of Scandinavian and mid-century design to create her own contemporary prints. Sally has a particular interest in themes of order and chaos within the design aesthetic and is a passionate advocate for the handmade and for slow fashion. She has recently introduced her Sallysally range of flat pack cut & sew products as a way to make it easy and fun for more people to learn to sew. She will be talking about her experience of making using hand and digital processes and how this led to the creation of the small business she now runs.  


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 to print and download in Form blanks folder under heading Resources -click here

Embroiderers' Guild £35

Chesterfield Branch £20

WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY                            


Travelling Stitch Books
In December 2017 these were launched for those members that wish to take part. These books will travel between the members involved who will do a stitch per month and then pass onto the next member on their list. They were personalised in December and returned on the January meeting to show all how they developing. This month we were given our first stitch - blanket stitch. 

For more photos click on picture to left. 


There is a thread that leads though last years' and this years' programme which will lead to an exhibition in April 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.

Design Workshop - December 2017
Unfortunately our speaker from the Arkwright Society could not made it to our meeting. So one of our Committee members stepped in at the last minute and run a design workshop based on spinning machinery as part of our Over and Over and Over Again project. This went very well and will hopefully help members plan their individual piece for our exhibition in April next year.
Please click on photo to see more photos.

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.

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

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BRANCH                     

Please contact our Chair

Rosemary Brownlee: