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West Bridgford

We are a friendly, lively and active group and we celebrated our 15th Anniversary in 2014. Collectively, we have a wide range of skills and experience from those who regularly exhibit their work to occasional stitchers who like to keep abreast of what is happening in the embroidery world. We meet 11 times a year with talks by textile artists, practitioners, tutors, with a Christmas Social, and a social meeting where we stitch. Visitors are very welcome.
once a month on alternate Saturdays 2.00pm & Thursdays 7.00pm. Not August.
We have our own excellent Branch Website where you can find our Programme and Workshops. You can download our 2018-19 programme brochure at the bottom of this page.

Our latest exhibition 
'Stepping Up and Out' - in Nottingham and beyond' drew inspiration from anything in 
the surrounding area. Members were given free 
rein to interpret the theme in any way they wished, the 
only provisos were that the work had been completed 
in the past year and included some stitch.

Click here to see a slideshow of our Exhibition 
Stepping Out in My Garden (detail) - Maggie Ready
Stepping Out in My Garden (detail) - Maggie Ready
There was also a group piece, Doors and Gates,  which 
was made up of individual canvases, all the same size and orientation and interpreted by members as they wished.

West Bridgford Branch Exhibition - A River Runs Through

Click here to see a slideshow of our Exhibition

West Bridgford 'You are Here' Exhibition March 2014










We are a very active branch who encourage participation in our workshops and project days as well as Exhibitions for those who are interested. You don't have to know how to stitch but an interest in the Textile Arts of all sorts is useful. You are welcome to bring your work along to our monthly Stitch Group "Sew and So".

Our branch won the Charles Gotto award only 2 years after forming. The award was given for "presenting a template of how I believe a modern branch of the Guild should conduct its affairs". 17 years later, and we hope we are still continuing in that vein.

Our branch hosted The EMREG Festival of Stitch in May 2006 when Sue Rangeley wowed us with her amazing embroidery.

We exhibit at both local venues and national shows such as the NEC, Big Textile Show, and the British Quilt and Stitch Village at Uttoxeter.

Today we have 100% of our members with email addresses and internet access, so our monthly Email Newsletters are sent to all members. Visitors and previous members on our mailing list are also kept in touch by an email reminder for every meeting.

West Bridgford Branch

 Chair Kath Owen
 Secretary Val Fisher
 Treasurer Lesley Fowell
 IT Rep Erica Thomson
 Membership Around 55 members
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Erica Thomson,
8 Oct 2018, 02:27