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 were, for the first time in 2017, able to utilize the whole of the Atrium in the Becket School, and the extra space was filled with Displays - see list to right..

A few more members 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

"Hidden Lives - Leek's Extraordinary Embroiderers"

proved to be an interesting and informative insight into the Lives of the Women who produced the amazing Leek Embroidery.

Cathryn's photos Slideshow Regional Day 14th May 2017

Competition: Inspired by Leek Embroidery - 2 Branches - Derbyshire and Rutland & Stamford, chose to enter pieces by numerous of their members. There were 13 other entries

The Prize Winners were:

Judges Choices:

  • 1st Prize “Inspired by Leek Embroidery” - Loraine Roselli - Market Harborough Branch

  • Highly Commended “Flower Frenzy” Mary Healey - Derbyshire Branch

  • Member’s Choice: “Jacobean Tree of Life” - Sue Cork - ‘Layers of Stitch‘ - Grantham

This year we have also found Exhibition space in Leek and the Competition entries will be there for 7 weeks.

Photos of the Leek Exhibition.


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

This raised a total of £343.35 but could increase as we are still trying to sell the surplus books and magazines.

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.

This stall raised a total of £1102.00

Traders - 2017

Art Van Go

Nostalgia Beads

African Fabrics

Camelot Crafts

Janet Humphrey

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

Were held in the Refectory. The Sessions were 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

  • Diane Hemsley - Buttons

So far we have one volunteer for next year - more are needed. Please consider sharing your particular skill with others.

Contact: Pam Keeling - if you are willing.