Newsletter for December 2019

Hello everyone.

As we approach this busy season, we can look forward to our meeting on 14th December to enjoy a social and relaxing time creating beaded baubles with Jane and Carol. You are welcome to bring along some festive nibbles to share with others.You will need the following:

Sewing kit

Small scissors 

Needle threader 

Tea towel or something to work on so the beads don’t roll away 

Plastic bauble for the tree, to be decorated 

A support for the bauble like an egg cup or cardboard tube 

Glasses if needed to help see the small beads 


 Stitchie Fingers:  

Rosy will be demonstrating Leaf Stitch and Colonial Knot. Bring an embroidery hoop if you would like to join in.

Update from Diane following the AGM:

When the accounts were verified after the AGM, it was spotted that some items had been incorrectly classified. The total income and costs and the surplus are unchanged.

The costs for Officers & Committee and Branch meetings have reduced and Printing & stationery and Postage & telephone have increased.

The £100 from Region has been reclassified as Exhibitions & Projects rather than Branch Outings & Social events as it is going to be used to promote the Guild at Excel.

I will print updated versions of the accounts for those who would like a copy and pass an electronic revised to Barbara to be included in the AGM minutes.

Please get in contact if you have any questions.


Special Request:

Lisa, a member of staff at Frances Bardsley Academy, has been in touch to ask for our help to produce a banner. I am attaching photos of the House banners that already exist as the school wishes to make another for a new House called Sycamore. We are hoping that Lisa will be able to join us at our meeting to meet you and explain more. Do let us know if you would be interested in this project.

Next Meeting: January 11th 2020. 

Stacey Chapman, founder of “ArtseaCraftsea”, will talk to us about her beautiful embroidered portraits.

 Next Month’s Workshop:

January 25th. In-house with a selection of projects for your entertainment! Carol will tell us more at our meeting.

If you attended a recent workshop please bring in your work to share with us.

Creative Craft Show, Excel, April 24 – 25th April 2020:

We have the pleasure to run the Embroiderer’s Guild stall at this event again this coming year. Our theme is 20-20 Vision. So, get your thinking caps on to come up with some ‘eyedeas’ for this event.  (Sorry, couldn’t resist).

With so many exciting events coming up as we approach Christmas do let me know if there is one that you would like to recommend to our members and I will share it either through Facebook or on our website.

Hope to see you all soon

Wishing you all a merry Christmas