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Trent & Erewash Valley

Branch Closure July 2019.
It is with deep regret that the Trent and Erewash Branch of the Embroiderers Guild has had to close.
Formed in 1982 monthly meetings were held at Parklands Adult Education Centre, Long Eaton, later at St  Peters Church, Toton and finally St Michaels Church Hall in Breaston where many happy years were spent.

Meetings were well attended with a vast array of speakers, outings and various projects both individual and joint. One such example is The Millenium Hangings which are displayed in the council chamber of Long Eaton town hall  vibrantly depicting various aspects of Erewash.  So a decision has been made to end many years of history.
Due to ill health and movement away of members a viable 
committee could not be formed resulting in branch closure.

The branch has been indebted to its dedicated and hard working committee members over the years and all are remembered with gratitude and affection.

Should a group of likeminded people wish to restart a branch in the future, the Guild would give all help necessary.
This is something to hope for in the future.

We are a well established group with wide ranging interests and skills from traditional through to mixed media and textile arts. Meeting 10 times a year we enjoy talks from practitioners and embroidery suppliers in addition to our more social visits, Christmas meal and workshops.

We meet in St Michael's Church Hall, Main St, Breaston, DE72 3DX  on the 3rd Sat in each month 1.45pm - 4pm but not August & December.

Parking in The Bulls Head Pub CP as far from entrance as possiblepreferably displaying Branch membership flyer.  

Visitors fee.  £5 non guild members. £3 if member of another branch on showing a member's card.

Non guild members may visit 3 times prior to joining.

Programme 2019
View the speakers and topics by clicking on Programme 2019  listed on the right in red.
By clicking on  the Speakers name in orange in the programme you can access their website.

Click on Orange names and titles on this page to open image albums.


January Display Table.  Val Midgelow's work.
Click on Display table to see more images.

February's Display Table. Unfortunately a technical hitch
meant that the works of Marie Meachem and Linda Schofield were not saved for inclusion here.  A great pity as the display was magnificent.

March Display Table. Morag Dean's work
Click on March Display Table to open Album.

May Display Table. Dorothy Griffin' and Sylvia
Birch's work on display. Camera failure prevented
album provision.
July Display TableAnne Marsay and Joan Pilkington's work.
Click on July Display to open album.

In 2018 year several members have shared their love of embroidery in books which are circulated to contain each others work.  Click on Travelling Books to discover the gems produced.

Click on January speaker to see more images.
Sandra is a textile designer, teacher/tutor, lover of colour and texture who loves making embellished felt brooches combined with hand embroidery.

Click on February Speaker above to see more images.
An interactive talk about using stitch, heat and burning with Vilene fabrics. Fran demonstrated her production of wonderful things. 
A technical hitch meant images were not saved for inclusion here.
March Speaker Pam Keeling
Click on March Speaker to see more images.
Pam delighted members with the life of Rebecca Crompton
and accompanying illustrations of her work. The left image here shows Pam's embroidery inspired by the subject's work.

Click on Gilli Theokritoff's Workshop to see examples
of Hitomezashi-Sashiko japanese embroidery which
Gilli introduced us to.

Click on July Speaker to open album.

Click on Branch final to view album.

Pat Campbell,
8 Dec 2017, 12:14