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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                                             

6 December        

Kathryn Ashcroft        www.jarvisthemouse.co.uk

Kathryn creates mixed media story-telling sculptures from up cycled and vintage treasures. Kathryn trained as a Theatre Designer, and worked for several years in the Art education sector.  She always had a fascination with stories and histories, and collects profusely. She works with fragments of fabric, paper, wood and metal, with which she aims to fire up the imagination and encourage audiences to engage playfully with her work.

All visitors are welcome to join us for a suggested donation of £4.

NEXT WORKSHOP                                                          


To be arranged.


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 £38

Chesterfield Branch £20


WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY                            
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2018
17 November - 2 December 2018

Yes, it is that time of year again. This year we have stitched rings as decorations for our tree. Click on link to see details. 







More Christmas Tree Festival photos to be seen by clicking on above photo.

NOT WORDS
This is a display of art of following Pomegranate Youth Theatre's play Not Words on the suffragette movement and women during World War One. We have stitched individual figures which have been applied to a banner by some of our members.  This will be on display from 16 December at West Studios

TRAVELLING STITCH BOOKS

Gardens cover
We are doing these again this year, but slightly differently.  The theme set is Gardens with a different set stitch each month. They will not be revealed until they have gone round their groups, so here is the cover of mine to go on with.






OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

There is a thread that runs though last years' programmes which lead to our exhibition in 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

Over and Over and Over Again Photos
This was a big celebration of the work we do. There were two group projects, digitally printed cushions and room boxes. Members also displayed their own work based on the big cotton mills of the Derwent Valley. Click on photo to get a  peek of our exhibition.



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.