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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 normally meet. However, due to the pandemic all meetings are currently online via Zoom.

                                                                                         

October 1st 2020

Annual General Meeting.

Hear a summary of the past year. Join in the discussion about future directions. This meeting will be followed by a presentation about the 2021 Members Challenge. Will be held online via Zoom. Link will be emailed to members.

NEXT WORKSHOP                                                          

Sorry there are currently no workshops running but committee members are looking at the possibilities of offering online workshops in 2021.


ABOUT OUR GUILD                                                        
Some members are highly skilled, others beginners and others somewhere in between.  Everyone welcome.  We have a varied programme with speakers, member led workshops, day workshops and visits.

We currently meet in an upstairs room at 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 to the first floor.  There are a number of pay and display car parks close by.

Membership Fees

National Embroiderers' Guild £38

Chesterfield Branch due in January 2021 - branch membership fee is under review. 

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


NEWS                                                                                 

A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES 2020

Unfortunately the Christmas Festival had to be cancelled due to the pandemic but the Christmas angel decorations made by branch members can be found on the Facebook page; Instagram page (chesterfieldembroiderersgulid) and also in brochure format: https://www.flipsnack.com/ChesterfieldEmbroiderersGuild/chesterfield-embroiderers-guild-dorset-button-decorations.html

Instructions for the Christmas Angel Decorations can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19OKo6_w969PixECE2x8QqFPfj2-3jdeW/view

https://www.chesterfield.co.uk/events/a-festival-of-christmas-trees 



WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY                            

TRAVELLING BOOKS - NOW AN 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 photos of their work, so we hope to see progess here, on Facebook and Pinterest, and in our monthly newsletter. 


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.