The latest BRANCH NEWSLETTER is reproduced below. The latest REGIONAL NEWSLETTER (SEE The News) dated APRIL 2017 is also reproduced at the end of  this section.


Chichester Embroiderer’s Guild Newsletter February2018 

12th February 2018 – Morning session-members to complete their own work.

12 Noon – The committee warmly invite all members who have joined the branch since January 2017, to join us for coffee. This is an opportunity for you to meet the committee members and to ask questions about the Branch or Guild. Please remember to bring your lunch.

Afternoon session –A Passion for Colour – Carol Naylor

There is no workshop this month, Barbara Shepherd will be taking bookings for Ruth Smith’s ‘Folded Secrets: Keepsake Book’
Tea and coffee rota – The provision of tea and coffee continues to be a popular aspect of our meetings. If you can help at any time, please sign the rota on the Membership Table. We are in need of an afternoon helper for February and a morning assistant in March. Many thanks!
12th March – Morning session-members to complete their own work.

Afternoon session- Ruth Smith Fabulous Festival Costume and Embroidery

Barbara Shepherd will be taking bookings for Ruth Smith’s ‘Folded Secrets: keepsake Book’ and Fay Maxwell’s ‘Usual Stitches, Unusual Threads’.

Workshop 13th March – Ruth Smith ‘Folded Secrets: Keepsake Book’
Branch Exhibition

A reminder the branch exhibition will take place at the Oxmarket in Chichester, preview 17th September and full exhibition 18th – 23rd September full details to follow. Meantime if you would like to help support the exhibition please talk to a committee member about what needs to be done. In the meantime please begin to work on items for the exhibition.

National News Individual Members Challenge ‘Underfoot’ – details on website and noticeboard, entries to be submitted by 25th February 2018.

War Stories 100 Hearts – Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War 1, details in Contact and on Guild website

Regional News

Regional Art Van Go Workshop – Colour and Stuff 28th April 2018, Bellside Village Hall, Cobham £30. Booking form attached to email. Limited places first come principal.

Summer school – 15th– 17th June 2018 at Roffey Park Institute, Horsham, West Sussex. Details on Regional website and noticeboard.

Regional Day – 14th July 2018 Village Hall, Bletchingly, Surrey. Competition details in Regional newsletter.

Regional AGM 22nd September 2018 – Village Hall, Warnham, West Sussex. Members competition ‘Nature in a Jar’ YE competition ‘Bugs in a Jar’



Alice Kettle: Threads – The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB free admission open until 14th January 2018.

The Royal School of Needlework exhibition ‘Embellishments in Fashion’ runs until March 2018. Booking is essential; tours start from £16 per person, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. Booking online or call 0230166693. For more details, visit



Please remember this is your newsletter, if you wish to add any information, please email this to Angela Easton at least 10 days before the next meeting. Thank you.



The latest REGIONAL NEWSLETTER (SEE The News) dated  DECEMBER 2017 is reproduced below


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