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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                                            


May 3rd 2018

Connecting with nature. Helen Hallows.

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Helen will talk about her creative journey and then give us a demonstration of her techniques. This will be followed by a question and answer session. There will be lots to look at and talk about.   

https://www.helenhallows.com/


Display Table: Travelling Stitch Books


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


NEXT WORKSHOP                                                            

June 16th 2018

Hilary Hollingworth Day Workshop.

Hilary works with the small stitches that women have always used to mend clothes. With these she creates lovely tiny pictures and patterns. The workshop is suitable for all levels of ability. We started to take bookings and payment at the April monthly meeting. If there are spaces left bookings can be made at the May meeting. The cost for the day is £35 which covers tuition and unlimited (almost) tea, coffee and biscuits. For those who have not been to a workshop before: the workshop will be held at the Friends Meeting House on Ashgate Road. There is limited parking but there is a public car park over the road. The doors open at 9.30am. This allows you to get organised before the workshop starts at 10.am. The workshop ends at 4.00pm. We must be clear of the building by 4.30pm. When you book your place you will receive a list of requirements, etc. You need to provide your own lunch.

Email our Programme Secretary to book a place.

See Hilary’s work at: www.hilaryhollingworth.co.uk


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 

Embroiderers' Guild £35

Chesterfield Branch £20


WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY                            
OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

There is a thread that leads though last years' and this years' programme which lead to our exhibition starting 14 April 2018. We live close to a World Heritage Site, which contains some of the earliest cotton spinning and weaving factories in the world. We developed and explored ideas based on this. Click here to see more.


April 14th to May 11th 2018

Over and Over and Over Again Branch Exhibition

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This is a big celebration of the work we do. There are two group projects, digitally printed cushions and room boxes. Members are also displaying their own work based on the big cotton mills of the Derwent Valley. Click on photo to get a sneak peek of our exhibition.

Venue: West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL. 
Opening times: 
10 - 4 Monday to Friday 
10 - 1 Saturday

TRAVELLING STITCH BOOKS

In December 2017 these were launched for those members that wish to take part. These books travel between the members involved who will do a stitch per month and then pass onto the next member on their list. 

May 2018
Some great use of french knots this month, unfortunately your IT Rep left her phone behind so only one photo this month.




April 2018

Travelling Stitich Books- Couching
After missing our March meeting due to snow, it was lovely to see the Travelling books again! This month it was couching. Click on photo to left for more.








February 2018

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This month the books were taken home by the original members and various designs in blanket stitch were done. It was interesting to see how members interpreted this. The books were then passed onto the next member for the next stitch which is running stitch.

For more photos click on the photo above.

January 2018
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They were personalised in December and returned on the January meeting to show all how they developing. 

For more photos click on the picture to left. 







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.