Newsletter

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

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Chichester Embroiderers’ Guild Newsletter June 2018 

11th June – Morning session-members to complete their own work.

Afternoon session–‘The Chess Set- A metaphor of life and the Human Condition’- Mavis Walker. Mavis is a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen. Her chess set won the Quilt Creations category at the Festival of Quilts in 2015

There is no workshop this week but Barbara will be taking bookings for Anne Kelly’s workshop next month ‘Birds’ and for Linda Miller ‘Pictorial Machine Embroidery’.
9th July – Morning session Ros Woodhead offers help/clarity on making a protective bag in which to bring exhibition pieces.

Afternoon session- Anne Kelly – The Natural World

10th July – Anne Kelly ‘Birds’ Anne is a teacher who likes to use unusual things in her work, nearly always linked to nature. In her workshop she invites us ‘to discover some new art and textile techniques and processes to create a unique piece of textile art with birds as the subject…….’  A mixed media day. See examples of her work at http://www.annekellytextiles.com
Tea rota- Rona has now had her operation, but is not yet back up to strength. There are still a few spaces for next month and September. Please help if you can.
Branch GDPR Policy Document– you can find this on the Useful Information Page of this blog. We have been advised by HQ that we should have this in place. If you have any questions please speak to a member of the committee.
Branch Exhibition – All Stitched Up A reminder the branch exhibition will take place at the Oxmarket in Chichester, preview 17th September and full exhibition 18th – 23rd September 2018. A full information pack about the exhibition was sent by email with the newsletter. Volunteers to support the exhibition in a practical way such as stewarding would be most welcome, please talk to Ros Woodhead or a committee member and please keep working on items for the exhibition.
The Branch needs to find a new auditor for the books for this autumn. Could any member who knows someone who would be willing to do this please contact a member of the committee.
Regional News

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

Regional Day – 14thJuly 2018 Village Hall, Blenchingly, Surrey. Tickets are available directly from the region or at the door. The cost per ticket is £8.

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

East Surrey Branch, Embroiderers’ Guild workshop is “To Boldly Go – Working with Colour”.

The workshop will focus on working with four different colour themes.

Sat 23 June at Age Concern Centre, Weldon Way, Merstham, Surrey,   RH1 3QB

10am till 3.30pm Fee £30 Requirements list available from Angela.

Bookings to Alison at alison3244@gmail.com

Exhibitions

From the 18thApril until December 2018 a new exhibition ‘Animals in Embroidery’, featuring silk shading, gold work and everything in between will be running at Hampton Court. For more details, visit www.royal-needlework.org.uktickets must be pre booked via the website above.

Contemporary Craft Shows 2018 June 16th-17th10:30am-5:00pm at Parham House and Gardens, Pulborough RH20 4HS

The Marlborough & District Embroiderers’ Guild would like to invite you to:

Summer Exhibition of Embroidery and Textile Art at Kennet Valley Hall,

Lockeridge, Nr Marlborough, SN8 4EL on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018

10.00 – 4.30pm Admission £3.00 Refreshments available all day

Sales table, demonstrations & members latest work

D-Day Museum- message from Tracy Teasdale

‘Back in September when I did a talk for the Chichester EG Branch I mentioned that we would be recruiting volunteer embroiderers to demonstrate embroidery stitches and talk with visitors at The D-Day Story when it reopened after redevelopment.  The museum is now open, the Overlord Embroidery looks spectacular, we’re ready to recruit a team of embroidery volunteers.’

Tracy has sent me a copy of the application form and role description which I will place on the noticeboard at the next meeting. The latter is fairly formal, as Portsmouth Museums has ‘Investors in Volunteers’ status, so all volunteer recruiting has to follow a set format.  The form asks for two referees – for this purpose they are looking for character references rather than employment references.  If anyone would like to discuss the role before filling in a form Tracy is happy for them to contact by phone 023 9283 4752 or email tracy.teasdale@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.  Members may share the information with friends and contacts beyond the group.

Please see the noticeboard for details of a Japanese Bead Embroidery class in Alton in October 2018.
Please remember this is your newsletter, thank you to the members who have contributed this month. If you wish to add any information, please email this to Angela Easton angelaeaston4@gmail.comat least 10 days before the next meeting. Thank you.

 

 

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

 

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