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We are a group of enthusiastic stitchers with varying experience who aim to have fun and to support and encourage each other in exploring stitches and textiles. We are open to both young and old, 8 years to 80+.

 

Branch Meetings

We meet on the second Saturday of the month at St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX

 

10.30am: Refreshments

11.00am – 12.30pm: notices followed by our speaker

12.30pm – 1.30pm: lunch – either bring your own or go in to Derby

1.30pm – 4.30pm: workshops led by the speaker, (£5), or members, (£2).  This is to cover tha cost of the hire of the hall and to pay for our speaker

 

Why not come and join us for all or part of our meeting day and find out more about what we do?  You will be most welcome.


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WHAT'S ON IN SEPTEMBER

Saturday 9th September 2017

Branch Meeting 10.30am for 11.00am at St Mary's Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

Mary Hart: the Inspiration of Textiles in Vietnam and Cambodia

Mary's work reflects her love of pattern and and texture and uses bright colourful threads which she dyes herself.  Her talk will be illustrated with lots of fabric samples and images from her latest visit to Vietnam and Cambodia.

https://www.maryharttextileart.com/

Afternoon Workshop 12.30am - 4.00pm

Lavender Bags


Friday 22nd September 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm at Friends' Meeting House DE1 3GY

Stitch Friday

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Saturday 23rd September 2017

 Day School  10.00am - 4.00pm
at Friends' Meeting House DE1 3GY

Michal Gyetvai: Experimenting with Textile Landscapes

Through careful observation of colours, forms and patterns in the landscape you will learn how you can develop your own personal response to your environment.  This will inspire you in your quest to explore, experiment and produce exciting art. 
Combining various stitching methods, hand and machine embroidery, applique and needle felting, the emphasis will be playing with materials. 

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Sunday 24th September 2017

 10.30am for 11am at Winthorpe Community Centre, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 ZNL

Regional A.G.M.

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WHAT'S ON IN OCTOBER

Saturday 14h October 2017

Branch Meeting 10.30 for 11.00
at St Mary's Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

Branch A.G.M.

followed by Show and Tell

Mary's work reflects her love of pattern and and texture and uses bright colourful threads which she dyes herself.  Her talk will be illustrated with lots of fabric samples and images from her latest visit to Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Tuesday 24h October 2017

Young Embroiderer's Workshop 10.00am - 1.00pm 
at Friends' Meeting House DE1 3GY

"Christmas Surprise"

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Friday 27th October 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm at Friends' Meeting House DE1 3GY

Stitch Friday

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON  WORKSHOPS
1.30pm - 3.30pm

These sessions will be either led by the morning's speaker or by branch members.
Usually most materials will be provided.
There will be a charge of £3 or £5 to cover the cost of the hire of the hall and refreshments.

 
This is a great opportunity for us to stitch together, to be inspired by the speaker, and each other, and to socialise in relaxed surroundings.

We plan to use these sessions to share ideas and
  • work towards joint branch projects
  • work towards East Midland Regional projects eg Kickstart, Regional Competition etc.
  • work towards nationally inspired projects e.g. Capability Brown
  • work towards our next exhibition,
  • just drop in and bring your current piece to work on and
  • HAVE FUN

Our Young Embroiderers, 11 years and older, or younger members if accompanied by an adult, will be especially welcome.

Tea / coffee and biscuits and materials will be provided but please don't forget to bring your basic sewing kit, (and packed lunch - or go in to Derby.)

Why not come and join us?

EVERYONE WELCOME


 For more information please contact either:

Membership Secretary:
Elizabeth Embley
elizabethembley@gmail.com
01335 370970

Chair:
Eve Cook
eveandalec@sky.com
01332 814066


Programme and Workshops 2016


 
More About Us

At our monthly branch meetings we have interesting Talks on a wide range of textile related topics. Two of our monthly meetings are devoted to mini workshops and "Show and Tell" where we have the opportunity to share ideas and expertise informally. 
This is followed in the afternoon by a speaker or member led Workshop.

We hold four one day Day Schools a year led by experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

Once a month we have Stitch Friday where there is a chance for members to continue with their own work in an informal setting. There is a small charge of £5 for three sessions - to cover costs of meetings and coffee / tea and biscuits.

Our branch also has a Young Embroiderers' Group.

In addition, we also have visits to places of interest to embroiderers. Members may borrow books from our extensive Textile Library.

We organise 2 Outings a year - one to "Fashion and Embroidery" and "Sewing for Pleasure" at the NEC in March and another textile inspired visit in August.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month.

11am, notices followed by talk, (refreshments from 10.30am,) at
St Mary's Church Hall,
Darley Lane,
Derby DE1 3AX
but we also hold speaker-led or member-led workshops in the afternoon from 1.30
or just bring your sewing!

Visitors are most welcome to join us for all or part of the day.

(Please bring a packed lunch or go into Derby if you want to stay for the whole day.)

Keep up to date with all our events with our monthly branch Newsletter.

Please email janet.austin2@btinternet if you would like to receive it.


Derbyshire Branch Album 2016


A selection of photos from the branch from 2016.
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Chair  Eve Cook
 eveandalec@sky.com
Secretary  Elizabeth Roberts
 liz@springdalecourt.co.uk
Treasurer  Sandra James
Vice Chair
 Lesley Clifford
Membership
Secretary
 Elizabeth Embley
 elizabethembley@gmail.com
IT Rep
 Janet Austin
 janet.austin2@btinternet.com
        
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Our Young Embroiderers Branch is run by a group of experienced embroiderers


Below: some of our members at our
60th Anniversary Celebration in 2012


Derbyshire EG Branch Group Photo


DERBYSHIRE BRANCH SUBSCRIPTION 2015/2016

12 months (October - September)
£63.50
(£30.50  Branch Membership,
£33 National Membership)


Visitors are most welcome 

Membership numbers:  63
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Derbyshire Branch Banner Image

Our Branch Banner



Pages from Jenny's Memory Book featured at our previous meeting's "Show and Tell"








































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Janet Austin,
17 Sep 2017, 00:49
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Janet Austin,
15 Jan 2017, 08:41