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VISUALise - are looking for new members to join them

posted 12 Jun 2019, 05:15 by Pamela Keeling

If interested - please apply by email to:  marymartin.textiles@gmail.com to find out more

'Pathways Discovered' exhibition- 3-15 July Stamford Arts Centre

posted 9 Jun 2019, 12:56 by Erica Thomson


Sharpe's Pottery Museum

posted 9 Jun 2019, 10:43 by Deborah Phillpott

 

Members are invited to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in Swadlincote on Saturday 22nd June at 10.30am to hear our Regional Chair, Ann Pocklington, give a talk on the Changes in Embroidery Techniques.

Tickets are £5.00 per person (including refreshments) and can be purchased from Sharpe’s Pottery Museum or by calling 01283 222600. Tickets must be pre-booked.

Contact Judi Whileman for further details on museum.assistant@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Geology and Fossils Exhibition

posted 9 Jun 2019, 02:26 by Deborah Phillpott

The first exhibition of members work under the Geology and Fossils theme will be at the Ten 2 Gallery in Hinckley, Leicestershire. 
The Ten 2 Gallery is located within The Art Café and Studio on Upper Castle Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1DD.  Car parking is time limited on street outside and the nearest car park is only a minutes walk away on Hill Street LE10 1DT.  
The Exhibition will open on 2nd July and close on 31st July 2019 and the gallery is open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday.
Please see attached for poster.

Kickstart 2019 - Literature: Authors and Poets of the Region

posted 22 May 2019, 06:30 by Deborah Phillpott   [ updated 2 Jun 2019, 08:44 ]

There are a huge number of writers and poets associated with this Region.  The range of their work is equally as large and there is bound to be someone who inspires you to stitch.  Many things can catch your imagination from a quote of their work to a scene or a portrait from their writing, or themselves - their lives or where they lived.

Our booklet gives you some starting points and purchasing this booklet assists the guilds aims to promote Embroidery.
Find attached a poster and details of the workshops that accompany our theme this year.

Thank you all!

posted 21 May 2019, 01:03 by Erica Thomson

A huge thank you to all members who found treasures to take home from Liz Welch's stands at Regional Day - an amazing nearly £900 will be donated to Breast Cancer Now and only a few small boxes are left which will be found good homes.
 
This has been a monumental task which though extremely sad at times has been lovely to find so many people who knew Liz, had seen her at a workshop or a show or on TV. and have given generously for 'stuff they didn't know they needed'.

I would encourage all of you to use all the 'special treasures' you have acquired instead of waiting for the ' ideal project' and try to find the time to learn the new skills you have bought all the bits for and always wanted to do. It has been quite a challenge to find the right people and places who know about all the different crafts and interests she had - think ahead before it is too late - Liz simply ran out of time. 

Very nearly £5000 raised so far from craft items and still lots more to come in - see
with grateful thanks, Erica

A WORKSHOP WITH ALEX HALL - invitation

posted 19 May 2019, 23:40 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 21 May 2019, 14:14 ]

Lincolnshire Embroiderers’ Guild 
Invites you to 
A WORKSHOP WITH ALEX HALL. 
Sunday 9th JUNE 2019. 10-3.30’ish -
Sudbrooke Village Hall, Scothern Lane, Sudbrooke LN2 2QJ ~

Lincolnshire Embroiderers’ Guild members £27.00 (Visitors - £32.00) includes Free Tea & Coffee; Bring a packed lunch. Free Parking. Booking essential. 
To book, contact Sarah on: sarahlambkinsmith@outlook.com You can pay by electronic transfer. 

Everyone will begin by making a pelmet Vilene z – fold accordion book (Alex will supply the Vilene at a small charge to participants) with 6 faces/pages which will become a handmade journal/memory book. 
They will be able to use fabric paints and pastels to colour the Vilene as they wish or possibly cover it in fabric as Alex has done with her own journal. 

Attendees need to bring a variety of found objects, papers and fabric, ephemera etc. hopefully relating to an event, holiday, trip etc. Alex will be available to help and support everyone to work at their own rate and level to create a cover piece and then go on to stitch inspiring embroidered pages to go inside the journal, producing a piece of very personal textile art full of meaning and memories. 
The image is one of Alex Hall’s many memories. 

Living Threads Summer Workshops -

posted 8 May 2019, 03:59 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 8 May 2019, 04:06 ]

details are now available on their webpage:

Telling our Story ~ a request for advice and/or memories

posted 18 Mar 2019, 13:11 by Erica Thomson

The Lincolnshire branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is in its seventh decade with a healthily sized membership. As the years fly by we have accumulated a considerable photographic record of special events, meetings and workshops. We have several large binders of minutes and business papers and a rich seam of personal anecdotes and stories of individuals who have contributed to the founding and development of the Branch.

We want to try to record the story of the branch using all the different elements available to us: branch business papers and past programmes, photographs and special events, reminiscences of members. Has your branch tackled this challenge? Do you have experience of what works and what to avoid? 


Can you share with us your experience, advice, and more specifically memories of Lincolnshire Branch and our late chair of many years, Mildred Higgins.

Please contact Brenda Scarman (brendascarman@hotmail.com) or Carolyn Merry (carolyn.merry48@icloud.com)  

Summer School - 2019

posted 30 Jan 2019, 08:06 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 30 Jan 2019, 08:09 by Ann Pocklington ]

A reminder that places for Summer School, 2019 at our new venue:  The Olde Barn Hotel, Grantham, are booking up quickly, though places are still available.

Date - Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July 2019

Contact - Marianne Young, Summer School organiser, East Midlands Region
mygemz@hotmail.com   01476 861534

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