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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. 

NEXT MEMBERS MEETING                                            Thursday 5 October 2017                                       Annual General Meeting.

Time to reflect on the past year and share ideas for the future.




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.

Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend our meetings on the first Thursday of the month (suggested donation £4.00). Come and try before you join.

Membership Fees until end September 2017

Embroiderers’ Guild  £33

Chesterfield Branch £20

After September 2017

Embroiderers' Guild £35

Chesterfield Branch £20

Please read our current newsletter to find out more about our activities. It can be found at the bottom of this page. There is also a printable copy of our programme from September 2016 until October 2017 at the bottom of this page as well.

We can also be found on Facebook and Pinterest.

EXCITING NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2017                        

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

There is a thread that leads though this year's programme which will lead to an exhibition in 2018.

We live close to a World Heritage Site which contains some of the earliest cotton spinning and weaving factories in the world. In September 2017 we arranged a group tour of the museum in Masson Mill, Matlock. Some of the evening meetings will be linked with this. There were two practical evening sessions in the New Year which explored ideas; and introduced new materials and processes.

So far we have finished our cushions and some have finished their room boxes. More photos to be coming soon.(see posts to the right).

See our programme for more details. Link can be found to the right and below.



WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY01                         

National Celebration of Stitch - August 2017

This year we held our Celebration in the Foyer of Chesterfield Library. Our rolling display of our cushions went down well and some people had a look at what we were stitching that day. If you took any photos of our display please add them to our online album here. Just clink join or sign in to be able to add photos.

Presentation on how to use Google Photos for all members

Over and Over and Over Again 

Masson Mills Tour - September 2017

We had a very enjoyable tour of the Working Textile Musuem. We all took photos of the objects that interested us. It will be interesting to see what is produced from these for our Exhibition coming in 2018.

Room Boxes - July 2017

The Room boxes that have come in so far are looking good. There is plenty of time to finish them over the summer. Looking forward to seeing more of them soon.


Cushions- May 2017

The cushion designs from the March meeting were returning completed at our April meeting. It was interesting to see how the designs were transformed into cushions. Photo of cushions on display at Regional Day is now added to the album below. Please feel free to join this album and add your own photos of the cushions. Just click the link below, click join and the add photo icon to be found at the top right of the page, click on the photos you want to add and then click done.


 A big thanks to Laura Kemshall of Fingerprint, the digital print fabric firm, for her help on this project.

 Click here for more photos.

Photos of cushions are also available on Pinterest.

Cushion Designs - January 2017

Cogs cushion design
On our first member-led workshop in January we were asked to come up with some cushion designs on the theme Over and Over and Over Again. We used the digital print fabric firm Fingerprint. We choose medium weight cotton fabric in size 46 cm square. We got our designs back on the March meeting printed on fabric and we turned them into cushion covers (see above post).

To see more photos click here.

Photos of designs are also available on Pinterest.


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


TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BRANCH                     

Please contact our Chair

Rosemary Brownlee:  rosemary.musson@btinternet.com