‘Ten Plus @ Castle Park’

on May 14, 2018 |

Please note that Ten Plus Textiles have an exhibition – ‘Ten Plus @ Castle Park’ 29th June to 5th August 2018 at Castle Park Arts Centre, off Fountain Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE Mon- Sat -Gallery 10.00am to 4.00pm Sunday- Gallery 1.00pm to 3.45pm Free admission- for further details please see link to flyer below.   Castle Park...

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NW Regional Day 21st April 2018

on Apr 28, 2018 |

The day could not have been better, the weather was just right (not too cold or too hot), the venue and staff were great, the food very tasty, the traders were pleased with their takings, and we had a good array of competition pieces and displays. James Fox, our speaker, was excellent, very amusing and extremely passionate about textiles and art. His work is quirky, but well executed. The event was fairly well attended, with 142 members from the Region. I think some of the new members who have never attended a Regional Day, will now be tempted to attend future events. My thanks go to the Regional Committee, and especially to the Branch members who helped on the day. Parbold, Glossop, Rochdale and Pendle. Also to the Branch members who made a raffle bag & filled it to the brim!!! We did extremely well on the raffle, and that was really down to the array of beautiful themed raffle bags and of course our persuasive members selling the tickets. The display of Regional work, and the work from Glossop Branch looked really good, and gave members an opportunity to look, discuss and enjoy the pieces at their leisure. My congratulations go to all the winners of the Competitions- Rose bowl 1st Pat Blincoe 2nd Sandra Kendall 3rd Barbara Ryall Aurifil 1st Jennifer Graham 2nd Barbara Ryall 3rd Sue Bennett Kathleen Mansfield Trophy- YE 1st Zoe Lewis 2nd Ester Lewis 3rd Bella Huthwaite All the YE groups were represented ie Merseyside, N Wales and Wirral and therefore all three groups were awarded a small group prize. I have included a few photos to wet your appetites         After seeing these I hope we get a volunteer Host for 2019 Regional Day- come on ladies.      ...

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Rochdale Branch Cream Tea

on Apr 20, 2018 |

Rochdale Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is holding a Cream Tea on Saturday 9th June 2.00pm to 4.00pm. It will be held at St Andrews URC Church, Rochdale OL16 2HZ. There will be a display of work, demonstrations, sewing sundries, handmade goods, a raffle and refreshments. All welcome- £3.00 entry fee, booking not necessary- just turn up.

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Women in Textiles Study Day

on Apr 17, 2018 |

Saturday 5th May 10.30am to 3.30pm at Elizabeth Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW £30.00 including lunch The Study Day will consist of a seies of illustrated talks alongside examples of beautiful historic and contemporary textiles to view. A chance to see the Replica Bronte Quilt and the Manchester Quilt made for Elizabeth Gaskell House by a group of volunteers. The talks will include- Dr Deborah Wynne – Elizabeths Gaskells’ Cotton Novels. Sarah Williamson- The New Bronte Quilt Dr Brenda King- The Women of the Leek Embroidery Society.   For more info: contact Margo Singer- textileart@margosinger.co.uk To book, send a cheque for £30.00 to Carolyn McCreesh, 33 Mereheath Lane, Knutsford WA16 6AW payable to the Gaskell...

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Hand & Lock workshop

on Apr 7, 2018 |

Hand & Lock, the ceremonial, mililtary and fashion embroidery specialists, are holding their first ever class in Manchester. The 5 day haute couture tambour beading course will take place at ArtSpace at Cass Art, 55-57, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR from 23rd to 27th April 2018. 10.00 to 4.30, with an hour lunch break (lunch not provided) The course is suitable for beginners and experienced alike and all materials will be provided. The cost is £560.00 for the five days. More information and details can be found at...

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‘On The Edge Of…..’- An Exhibition by Textile 21

on Apr 6, 2018 |

‘On the Edge of ….’ an exhibition by Textile 21 at The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 4UE T 0151 666 3537 www.arts@williamsonartgallery.org ‘On the Edge of…..’ gives each person in Textile 21 the chance to explore what the broad subject of ‘The Sea’ means to them. The Group covers such diverse aspects as, species on the verge of extinction, refugees coming by sea to the UK, the chemical foorprint left by Humanity for future archaeoligists, flotsom and jetsom washed up on the tideline and other concerns related to the sea. The Exhibition takes the form of an installation and supporting background work. 8th July to 9th Sep 2018- Opening hours Wed-Sun 10.00-5.00, closed Mon, Tues and Bank Holidays. Free admission, disabled access Contact Denise R Williams T 07943 013079 email...

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CEO visit to the NW

on Mar 30, 2018 |

Terry Murphy visited the NW on 23rd & 24th March- I attended the first session which was held in Barton Village Hall. Despite the delay in obtaining the key to open up-not our fault!- the session went very well. It was attended by around 25 members from different branches, and I believe most members gained a lot of knowledge on how the Guild runs, and what is involved these days in meeting legislation etc. Terry gave a talk to start with, which I think would have answered quite a few questions in the members minds. He has already attended quite a few talks in different Regions in the last few weeks, and would have known what subjects may come up. Questions were asked, and hopefully satisfactory answers given, although I am sure there are still some questions buzzing around that will need answering in the future. The mood of the meeting was positive and open, and I know Terry was very impressed with the meeting and the NW members he met. I have been told that the Merseyside meeting went well, but attendance was a little disappointing- however some members turned up and hopefully gained further knowledge and were satisfied with the answers given. It is a two way street, and HO also need help and guidance from the members. I will be giving a short precise at Regional Day, and also in my next newsletter in...

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Exchange visit to Rochdale Branch 22nd March

on Mar 30, 2018 |

Tracey Ramsay from Parbold Branch arranged with Rochdale to do an exchange visit, with Rochdale ladies visiting us in February 2019. I opted to go with her with double intent, to help by talking about Parbold members Exhibition ‘Fragments of the Past’ which was held a few years ago, and also to visit the branch in my role as NWR Chair. We were made very welcome, and the meeting had a great turnout- I did a little talk on my role as Regional Chair, and then we continued with our prepared talk. We took over twenty pieces of work which were displayed on three tables. We then gave a brief summary of the members inspiration and techniques used on each piece. We also took a selection of antique tools and materials which had been included in our exhibition. The Rochdale ladies & gentleman, were able to look more closely at the pieces of work, which included traditional work and more contemporary pieces. We then sat down to eat as the members had laid out a sumptuous spread of sandwiches and home made cakes- loads of tea and lively conversation. The Rochdale Members had a wonderful display of their work from previous workshops, and displayed bunting all around the walls. A brilliant do, and one I hope to repeat at other branches- High tea not a neccessity though, but very welcome!!! Here are some photos from the Day- Lovely Spread Rochdale members work some of  Parbolds pieces        ...

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