Chesterfield
Embroiderers'

Chesterfield Embroiderers' are a friendly group of people with an interest in textiles, embroidery and mixed media.

'Spire' - the Branch banner - showing the well known Chesterfield Crooked Spire. The Tudor looking building on the left of this picture is where we normally meet.

Social Media Pages:

Facebook - https://bit.ly/3lah4o2

Pinterest - https://bit.ly/3zMeo4l

Instagram - https://bit.ly/3zDILd9

Next Meetings

  • Thursday 2nd December 2021, 7pm.

Artist Sarah Burgess will give a talk entitled ‘Changing Times’.

  • Thursday 6th January 2022, 7pm.

A zoom session not at St Mary’s. This will enable us to have a speaker form further field. In this instance we welcome Jo Watson, who will discuss historic female highland dress.

  • Thursday 3rd February 2022, 7pm.

Contemporary British folk artist Sue Prince.

  • Thursday 3rd March 2022, 7pm.

Social gathering and practical session.

  • Thursday 7th April 2022, 7pm.

Jane Middleton Smith archivist at John Smedley’s Lea Mills will give an insight into her role and an often amusing history of Long Johns and knitted knickers

  • Thursday 5th May 2022, 7pm.

Contemporary textile artist Jo Frankel.

  • Thursday 2nd June 2022, 7pm.

Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

  • Thursday 7th July 2022, 7pm.

Textile artist Kate Aimson.


Next Workshops

  • Saturday 5th March 2022 - Nikki Parmenter

  • Saturday 14th May 2022 - Group led workshop

  • Saturday 6th August 2022 - Linda Harvey

ABOUT CHESTERFIELD EMBROIDERERS

Some members are highly skilled, others beginners and others somewhere in between. Everyone welcome. We have a varied programme with speakers, member led workshops, day workshops and visits.

We currently meet in an upstairs room at The Saints Parish Centre, 3 St Mary's Gate Chesterfield S41 7TJ (just below the Crooked Spire church), on the 1st Thursday in the month 7pm for 7.15pm - 9pm (except in August). There is a lift to the first floor. There are a number of pay and display car parks close by.

Membership Fees

£55 annual membership.

If you would like to become a member of Chesterfield Embroiderers, please contact:

chesterfieldembroiderers@gmail.com

NEWS

FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES

Chesterfield Embroiderers’ will have a tree at the Festival of Christmas Trees, St Mary's & All Saints Church, Chesterfield. 18th – 28th November 2021.

EXHIBITION

We will have a new Exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum, which starts Saturday January 22nd 2022.

THE TREASURERS CHALLENGE

To make something that reflects what we have learned this year, inspired by our online speakers, where you live and what has kept you going throughout the pandemic.

To be completed for the AGM in October, 2021.

GLORIOUS GARDENS EXHIBITION

The delayed Exhibition, 'Glorious Gardens' is planned to be held in West Studios in Chesterfield from 18th April till 6th May 2022.

A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES 2020

Unfortunately the Christmas Festival had to be cancelled due to the pandemic but the Christmas angel decorations made by branch members can be found on the Facebook page; Instagram page (https://bit.ly/3zDILd9) and also in brochure format:

https://bit.ly/2TyPUfi

Instructions for the Christmas Angel Decorations can be found at:

https://bit.ly/3iIImiG

https://bit.ly/3kY3CUb


WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING RECENTLY

Jacob's ladder origami books

Online Zoom workshop held in June 2021, to make paper origami Jacob’s Ladder Books

Exquisite Containers Members Challenge for 2020/21

https://bit.ly/3rzgC3T

Glorious Gardens Link

https://bit.ly/3Bw7hyF

Creature Boxes Link

https://bit.ly/3wWEIa4

TRAVELLING BOOKS - NOW AN INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

As we are not meeting for the next few months, we are changing the Travelling Books to an individual project so our books won't be travelling this time round. We encourage members to continue working on these but the books will be individual work only. We are encouraging members to share photos of their work, so we hope to see progess here, on Facebook and Pinterest, and in our monthly newsletter.

NEW TRAVELLING BOOKS - FAIRY STORIES AND NURSERY RHYMES Dec 2019

Packs were given out to members containing instructions for paper folding, paper, etc to get our books started. The theme is Fairy Stories and Nursery Rhymes and the books are to be made by members as part of the process.

Useful link relating to our Fairy Stories and Nursery Rhyme theme: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/27/kay-nielsen-east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon/

Resources for this project are available via our Resources link above.

More about earlier things that we have been doing .........

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BRANCH

Please contact our Chair by clicking on the highlighted link.

To open a document and view it online, just click on the relevant image. You can print or download the document from there.