Thank you to Hanny Newton for leading our workshop
“Goldwork, Sequins and Beads”
It was a lovely creative day where Hanny demonstrated many techniques and inspired us to experiment and play with a range of metals and threads. Here are our samples with a masterpiece by Hanny.
Creative Craft Show at Excel April 2018
Thank you to all the visitors who chatted with us and allowed us to share their samples of embroidery.
We have started the third edition of our Travelling Books.
Here is a glimpse of the first pages!
Romford Embroiderers bid a sad farewell to one of our founder members
Pat died on Friday 2nd. February after battling a long illness. She was interested in craft and stitch and she took her City and Guild in Creative Embroidery at the same time as me at the London College of Fashion. She subsequently joined an exhibiting group called ‘Breakaway 92’. Pat became a Life Member of the Embroiderers’ Guild but as our nearest branch was in Chelmsford she and I founded the Romford and West Essex Branch of the Guild, Pat becoming the Secretary and the Programme Secretary. Pat continued arranging the programme for many years enjoying all the new developments in embroidery and booking the most exciting speakers and tutors she could find for our meetings. When Pat could no longer attend our meetings the Committee made her a Life Member of the Branch in recognition of her long and valued service. We were very happy that she was able to attend our 25th. Anniversary meeting in July 2017. Pat was a real character and will be sadly missed.
In house workshop Jan2018
Thank you to Dallas, Linsey and Debra for leading us through this exciting workshop.
And a video of the nearly completed work
Gill organised a selection of kits for us today. We thoroughly enjoyed making Christmas tree decorations and eating cake! The sections for the northern part of our map were also handed in to Linsey for her to piece together.
Stitch Your Family Tree with Julia McAusland
Founders Day June 2017
Thank you presentations made by Gill to Linsey and Dallas (Show at ExCel) and Joy and Helen (Residential Weekend) for all their hard work behind the scenes to make both of these events very successful.
Linsey got us organised into making a map of the Embroiderer’s Guild branches for the upcoming Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at Excel. Some members were given sections of southern England to sew and Linsey has quilted the whole project together. Other members have designed buttons to locate the branches and they are about to be sewn on. More photos later. Linsey tells us that the north of England is next!