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Regional Day 2017

Sunday May 14th 2017
Doors Open 10.0am - Welcome at 11.00am
Afternoon Lecture 2.30 pm
Tea and Cakes at end of day 4pm

For the last few years we have held our Regional Day at The Becket School, West Bridgford, Nottingham; this is a venue central to the Region providing good space and on-site Parking. 

We are for the first time in 2017 able to utilize the whole of the Atrium in the Becket School, and so are planning to expand the variety of Traders, Demonstrations and Stalls. 
A few more members have volunteered to offer Taster Sessions with a range of techniques during the lunch hour; so more to see and do than last year.

The Madeira Lecture in the afternoon at 2.30 by Cathryn Walton
should throw an interesting insight into the Lives of the Women who produced the amazing Leek Embroidery.

Also see our News post about an Embroidery Walk with Cathryn the following week.  

Competition: Inspired by Leek Embroidery - to be received by 10.30 on the day

Inspiration for the this Competition, written by Carolyn Merry has already been circulated to Branches, or can be viewed by clicking on the above title.  

Our new sponsors  - Aurifil -  will be providing 3 prizes, with one for YE entries as well. This year we have also found Exhibition space in Leek and the Competition entries will be there for 7 weeks.  Fuller details of the Exhibition can be viewed at:  Leek Exhibition

Tickets for the Day remain the same - £12.50 for a full day including the afternoon Lecture.  Morning Only Tickets are £5.50 - these would give access to Traders etc.; whilst it is also possible to have tickets for the Lecture only at £7.50, bearing in mind that the Traders, Demonstrators & Stall holders do tend to pack away just after lunchtime. 

Information has now been sent to all Branches regarding Tickets, these can be bought through your Branch; by contacting: 
Pam Keeling: 
t: 01332 523469
47 Draycott Drive, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0QE

OR bought on the door on the day.


The Book Stall will return:  This helps raise funds for the Region and keep Capitation Fees at a low level.     All books will be sold at £2.00 each

Please don’t bring books you wouldn’t consider buying yourself, as we only have to dispose of them.   

We would suggest up to 20 years old; unless of historical interest.

Books to be brought into Regional Day as previously.  Textile Related Magazines will also be accepted this year. 

To be sold @ £1.00 per year of 4 or £1.50 per year of 6.   Magazines to be tied into appropriate bundles.

Any queries please contact:  01332 523469


Sonia Clayton, beloved friend, fellow embroiderer and recent Regional Treasurer, died on New Years Day, 2017.  It was her wish that her sewing things be sold and the money raised sent to Hayward House Hospice where she spent 5 weeks or so just before she died. Her embroidery and sewing materials are to be sold at EM Regional Day to raise money for Hayward House Hospice.

VENUE  -  2017

The School is close to M1 and is on a regular bus route from Nottingham railway Station and Tram Terminus at Station Street.

Traders  -  2017

Nostalgia Beads
Camelot Crafts
 Displays  -  2017

Derbyshire Spinners, Weavers & Dyers
Nottinghamshire Lace Makers
Derbyshire Branch Workshop display
West Bridgford Branch - "The River"
Chesterfield Branch - Member's Cushions and Boxes.
Summer School

Members Challenge 2017

Branch Fundraising Stalls  -  2017

Leicestershire Branch  -  DIY Tombola
Trent & Erewash Branch - Susan's Stall
North Notts Branch  -  Buttons & Bows
Derbyshire Branch  -  "Leaves on a Ladder"
Lincolnshire Branch  -  Inspiration Pack Tombola
Northamptonshire Branch  -  to be arranged
Nottinghamshire Branch  -  Inspiration Packs
Hinckley Branch  -  Chinese Auction of Bags.

Taster Sessions - 2017

Will be held in the Refectory. The Sessions will lasts from 11.30 am - 1.30 pm, and are on the basis of “come and have a go” so not a formal workshop as such; members can drop in or out as they wish.

Crewel Work - Ana Geyer

Mandalas - Sandra Deacon

Ann Brammer - Fill-gap Cords

Dorothy Griffin - Teneriffe Lace

Diane Hemsley - Buttons