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HOME: the Guild Member Project for 2019

posted 5 Dec 2018, 06:58 by Suella Postles   [ updated 5 Dec 2018, 06:59 ]

ANNOUNCING the Guild Member Project for 2019


Following the inspiring Capability Brown exhibitions in 2016, the hugely successful Page 17 in 2017 and, more recently, the poignant 100 Hearts in 2018, we now announce the Guild's project for 2019 – it is entitled “HOME”.
What does HOME mean for you...

Is HOME the place you return to at the end of each day?

Do you have fond memories of a childhood home, long since left behind?

Invite us in and show us, in stitch, the special memories you have of your home.

Have you lived on a brightly coloured canal boat; in a high rise flat or a converted barn?

Have you travelled widely - perhaps seen the favelas in Rio or the slums in Mumbai; a tree house on the beach in the Phillipines?

Home should mean shelter and safety but for some it is not.

And what of the natural world - a bird's nest, the river of a spawning salmon, the arctic home of the polar bear or the woodland burrow of a fox?

Invite us in and tell us, in stitch, what the word HOME means to you.

Find more inspiration on our webpage

HOME Project 2019

Geological specimens to study and photograph at Kickstart

posted 4 Dec 2018, 08:34 by Suella Postles

Sew and So with Kickstart at 11a.m on Saturday December 8th, 2018

Our regular informal stitching meeting, Sew and So, is open to all members.  Lorraine Ellison will be bringing many lovely examples of fossils, rocks and minerals for us ti draw and photograph.. This may help Kickstart participants to be inspired, and Lorraine will give information about them all. The fossils range from about 1000 years old to an amazing 450 million years old, and they include a mammoth's tooth from Norfolk during the Ice age, shark's teeth from London, ammonites from the south of England, corals from the Peak District, fossil ferns from a Somerset coal tip, various  marine animal shells, including some from Wymeswold, and much more. Among the rocks are an amazing, crystalline slice of a meteorite from outer space, and a royal blue rock from Afghanistan.  She also has beautiful mineral crystals too. Lorraine collected many for her Geology degree, spending much time, eyes down to the ground, wandering across fields, along sea shores and into quarries.

Of course you are welcome to bring your own work, if you are not doing Kickstart this year.

Do come, bring your lunch and stay for the afternoon meeting where we will be doing some Christmas stitching and crafts.

White Walker: Making the Hardhome Embroidery

posted 3 Dec 2018, 00:42 by Suella Postles

The Story behind the Making of

the Hardhome Embroidery -

White Walker

Many members told us how pleased they were with the 100 Hearts ‘Sneak Peek’ digital book sent out in October, - in particular the collection of images and stories behind them.

We hope you will enjoy this second digital- book - Winter is coming

This tells the ‘behind the scenes’ story of White Walker, one of the main characters in the television series ‘A Game of Thrones’.

It explores the skills and techniques involved in producing this 5m by 3.5m embroidery and reveals the story of how it was created in less than 3 months from concept to its press launch at Central St. Martins School of Art, London.

This is an exclusive invitation to you, your family and friends.

Members go to


oneBC Fabric Sale Saturday 17th Nov.

posted 16 Nov 2018, 11:04 by Erica Thomson

Free Craft Day at the Range Home & Leisure

posted 14 Nov 2018, 23:09 by Suella Postles

Free Craft Day at the Range Home and Leisure, 5 Willowbook Park, Loughborough, LE115HG

Contemporary Appliqué: Faces and Eyes a workshop with Julia Triston.

posted 8 Nov 2018, 23:41 by Suella Postles

Contemporary Appliqué: Faces and Eyes a workshop with Julia Triston

There are a few places available 10 - 4 16th November, at Easton on the Hill Village Hall PE9 3NN. The venue is just a few minutes drive from the A1. The cost is £40 payable on the day. If you want to go, contact donnellysarah@talk21.com to reserve a place and get a requirements list.Julia is also giving a talk on contemporary appliqué the previous evening, if you would like to come along. The meeting is at 7 - 9 pm, 15th October at Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1US .

VISUALise - Inspiration for Stitch and Expression

posted 2 Nov 2018, 11:10 by Suella Postles

VISUALise - Inspiration for Stitch and Expression

Exhibition of textiles and mixed media work created by ISE textile group of 15 artists who enjoy creating artwork with stitch as the common thread. 
Welford Village Hall, West Street, Welford, Northampton NN6 6HU  Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December, 2018    10am - 5pm - daily    Admission free

Ribbon Sale, West Bridgford, Sat 10th Nov

posted 28 Oct 2018, 02:40 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 28 Oct 2018, 02:41 ]

Help needed for Regional Day 2019

posted 10 Oct 2018, 12:58 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 10 Oct 2018, 12:58 ]

The Regional Committee are starting to put together the team for Region Day 2019, and there are still some slots for us to fill. Maybe you can take on a role as an individual, or with a group of fellow members, or perhaps a branch could
assume responsibility for part of the day and split the work between some of its members. Attached is a brief
outline of what we need.

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