October 2019

Hello everyone.


We have a busy month ahead of us with our AGM, meeting and workshop this month. Plenty to look forward to.

This month’s photo is of the trolley load of teddies, made by yourselves, for Margareta to take to Stevenage for the Mercy Ships appeal.

If you have developed your prints or Kantha further from the last meeting then do bring them in for us to see please.


Meeting- AGM – October 12th. 11am to 12 followed by a shared lunch.

Minutes from last year’s AGM and the agenda for this one have been emailed or handed to you at our last meeting. Do consider joining the committee. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group, eager to do our best for our Guild. Many hands make light work!

2pm Sally Roberson will speak to us about Arts and Crafts embroiderer “May Morris -her life and work”

We will also have an EG folio of 19th century embroidery samples as a contrast to the work that May Morris was producing.

Stitchie Fingers- We welcome back Rosy who will be demonstrating Pistil Stitch. Bring an embroidery hoop if you would like to join in this short workshop.

This Month’s Workshop –October 19th Anne Griffiths – Illuminated Letters.

We now have photos and requirements lists for both the October and November workshops.

Regional AGM 2nd October in Histon, 10 am to 3 pm.  Helen and myself will be attending this meeting and we have been asked to take along samples of our work created over the past year e.g. travelling books, samples from our Residential Weekend and workshops. I would be very grateful for any items that you could contribute towards this. Ensure that they are carefully wrapped and labelled please.

Viv and Ken from Art Van Go have been on an Antipodean Adventure recently and will be guest speakers in the afternoon. Any member is welcome to attend this meeting and I have two spare seats in my car if you would like to join us. The Region is also asking for nominations for Chair and committee members. Do let me know if you are interested in either and I can email you the form. Also, if there are any comments or queries that you would like me to raise with the Region please let me know.

Solihull Embroiderers’ Guild have thanked us for our beautiful postcards.

Subscriptions– See Diane to pay your annual subscription. The cost is £47 and there is no early bird discount anymore. Make sure that you pick up your programme for 2019-2020.

If you are unable to receive your Contact Monthly magazine by email there is a form available for you to collect.

Copyright- Following on from the guidance from HQ, please notify Pat or myself if you have used photocopied material in your work as we must not include it with our photos on our web or Facebook.

For Sale and Notice Board. – Remember to have a look at the board and check events and items for sale.

Coming Up:

Next Meeting- November 9th Nigel Cheney “Unravelling the Archive”. Nigel commemorated WW! Centenary with his “Decorated Tour of Duty” exhibition.

Next Workshop November 23rd. Anna Holzer-Mountfield – “Layered Landscapes”

Note that this workshop will start earlier than usual due to an event at the church later that afternoon. Please arrive for a 9.30 start and we will finish at 3.30 pm.

Do let me know if there are any other events that you think might be of interest to our members.

Hope to see you all soon.

Happy Stitching.