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100 Hearts Exhibitions

posted 27 Jul 2018, 00:12 by Suella Postles

100 Hearts Exhibitions


"Lest we Forget" are the poignant words spoken by a generation long ago.   Those who fought in World War 1 are now fading memories to the generation who came after, and soon they too will be lost to us.   Stories of comradeship, bravery, victories and setbacks were captured in the letters sent back to relatives eagerly waiting for news or told by those who returned.   In conjunction with SSAFA, the Embroiderers' Guild is proud to be part of the commemoration of all those who took part in World War 1.  Using cloth and thread as both medium and metaphor, textile artists will interpret the stories as unique and sensitive images stitched onto hearts.   The pieces will illustrate to a new generation the men and the animals that accompanied the; the uniforms worn and medals won; the regiments that fought together and the family members fondly remembered; the songs that kept their spirits high and the words they wrote to those back home.   These will be unique and thoughtful exhibitions put together to fulfil the hope of a generation not to be forgotten.

100 Hearts is a different mixture of pieces at each venue.   Exhibitions have been organised at:

Knit & Stitch, Alexandra Palace, London         11th - 14th October, 2018

Knit & Stitch, Harrogate                                22nd - 25th November, 2018

NEC,  Birmingham                                        March, 2019

Norwich Cathedral, Norwich                           November, 2018

Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool                        10th September - 7th October, 2018

Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn               26th September - 17th October, 2018

Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire                    29th September - 30th October, 2018

Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury                    mid October, 2018 - January, 2019

Chertsey Museum                                            1st - 20th September, 

Frome Museum,                                               early September - mid October

RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil                                    24th October,  -  31st November

Old Low Lights Gallery, North Shields                1st October - 30th November

Stroud Museum in the Park                               3rd November - 2nd December

Please check the Guild and Venue websites for updates and confirmation of exact Exhibition dates.

We would appreciate any help with transport, storage and putting up the exhibitions, particularly in the north of the country (we are based in Oxford).  Fortunately the hearts are light, but bulky and we will supply batons and tape for hanging the hearts.  If you are able to help with any of this please do get in contact with us - by mid August please, to allow us time to make arrangements as necessary.  

Our email address is:      100hearts@embroiderersguild.com

If you have any suggestions for venues in other parts of the countryside at other times then please let us know so that we can follow these up.


We have also attached a 100 hearts logo - please share this as much as possible on your facebook/blogs/etc etc in order to increase interest in our exhibitions!


Best wishes

Amanda and Alex

Regional Day - the future

posted 29 Jun 2018, 07:58 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 29 Jun 2018, 07:58 ]


Currently it is 85p per member, many Regions charge as much as £2.50 per member
1. Competition and Speaker for 2019 on the Day and to arrange a Speaker for 2020.
2. IT - as Erica and Nigel have decided not to continue with their help before, on and after the Day - it is vital we try to find someone - or two others to do the same.
3. We need suggestions as to other Groups to display work. Someone to approach and organise these would be good.
4. Book Stall - on the day
5. Someone to organise the  ̃Models” needed for Magie Relph’s talk.
If you are willing to help, please contact pamkeeling@clara.co.uk

Geology and Fossils Kickstart Booklet now available as a download.

posted 19 Jun 2018, 07:44 by Suella Postles

Geology and Fossils Kickstart Booklet now available as a download.

You can find the pdf at the bottom of the Kickstart page here
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Knitting & Stitching Show - where textiles come to life! Alexandra Palace London 11th - 14th October 2018

posted 18 May 2018, 00:05 by Suella Postles   [ updated 18 May 2018, 00:07 ]

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The Knitting & Stitching Show - where textiles come to life!

Alexandra Palace London 11th - 14th October 2018. ...This unique show is the biggest event for the UK’s textile art, craft and design community and there is no better place to get great ideas, learn new skills and meet like-minded people. The show attracts over 30,000 visitors and hosts Textile Galleries by world-leading artists and groups.

Museum of Cannock Chase, Sew Crafty Festival, Saturday 16th June 2018

posted 17 May 2018, 05:29 by Suella Postles

Museum of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire and we have our forthcoming Sew Crafty Festival on Saturday 16th June 2018


World Textile Day, 2 June 2018

posted 17 May 2018, 05:28 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 17 May 2018, 05:28 ]

World Textile Day Central 
2 June 2018, 10 am - 4.30 pm
King's Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Rd, King's Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3PG

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER Chris Spring from the British Museum

What you'll find at World Textile Day Central
FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

11 am PRESENTATION. Chris Spring - author, artist and curator of the British Museum's Africa collection. Social Fabric: Textiles and Teamwork in East and Southern Africa.
2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk
£3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door
Our specialist world textiles traders
Disabled access
Free parking on site and nearby in village
View/print PDF document: World Textile Day Central 2018
Delicious refreshments from our local stars Beryl and Adele

Once again we'll have delicious savories and cakes all day long, courtesy of Beryl and Adele.
Come hungry!

Venue info
King's Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Rd, King's Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3PG. Tel: 01925 814971
Link to venue: www.kingssuttonhall.co.uk

Rail info 
Station - King's Sutton
From Banbury - 20 minutes
From Oxford - 35 minutes
10 minute walk from King's Sutton station to venue

Road info

From Banbury - 20 minutes
From Oxford - 40 minutes
From Northampton - 45 minutes
Google Maps

Link: King's Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall
Full details on our website : www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Martin Conlan
Indigo & Vegetable Dyed Clothing
Oriental Tribal Clothing & Textiles
65, Annandale Rd
SE10 0DE

Tel: 020 8858 2114

Sharewear - Free Film at Broadway 9th June

posted 8 May 2018, 08:48 by Lois Cracolici

Sharewear is a charity based in Nottingham operating on the same principles as a Food Bank but distributing clothes. They are having an event at the Broadway cinema on the 9th June at 11 am showing a film with a question and answer session. There is a trailer available here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbYg2AvvRIw&feature=youtu.be. For anyone interested in clothing poverty and sustainability within fashion.

Quorn Country Crafts workshops

posted 5 May 2018, 03:03 by Suella Postles


Summer & autumn classes Royal School of Needlework

posted 5 May 2018, 00:17 by Suella Postles

Summer and autumn classes at the Royal School of Needlework
Rugby, Bath, Bristol and Hampton Court.


Fabric Sale this Saturday

posted 18 Apr 2018, 14:15 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 18 Apr 2018, 14:15 ]

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