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Wolverhampton Embroiderers’ Guild

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Designs from embroidery from Carpet 

21 Sep 18

At the beginning of Septermber we were visited by Jill Edwards from the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster.


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Members Workshop 

19 Aug 18

Saturday the 18th August was our “members workshop” – a chance for members to work on their own projects, swop ideas and get help for any problems.


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National Stitch Day 

19 Aug 18

Saturday the 4th of August was a lovely hot and sunny day for National Stitch Day.


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Tigley Textiles Workshop 

30 Jul 18

Showing samples of what we were going to attempt Simply beautiful Demonstrating the painting on fabric some stitch samples And then we had a go…


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Tigley Textiles 

13 Jul 18

Enchanting embroideries along the coastal path Our July 2018 lecture was a visit from Julie Brand of Tigley Textiles.


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Alice Fox Rusting workshop 

25 Jun 18

Following on from her fascinating lecture Alice Fox returned on the Saturday to run a rusting workshop.


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Alice Fox – A Coastal Perspective 

18 Jun 18

Friday the 15th June was an evening lecture with Alice Fox – talking about “A Coastal Perspective” Alice’s love of all things natural is reflected in her original degree in Physical Geography, which she later supplimented with a degree in textiles.


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Mixed medai by Pascale Bigot 

28 May 18

On May 26th we had a fascinating lecture by Pascale Bigot on Mixed Media artwork.


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Second JETS Group meeting 

28 May 18

We had our second JETS group on May19th.


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Cutting and Slashing with Karina Thompson 

18 May 18

On the Saturday 12 th May we had a brilliant workshop with Karina Thonpson.


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Karina Thompson 

29 Apr 18

Today we welcomed back Karina Thompson with her new body of work after becoming interested in the process of slashing to create Faux Chenille Slashing depends upon the cut of the layers of fabric at 45 degrees on the bias.


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Shape and Structure exhibition 

21 Apr 18

Our exhibition “Shape and Structure” is currently being held at the Red House Glass Cone (until the 13th May).


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Members day 

21 Apr 18

The 14th of April saw us getting together for a “members day”.


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Velvet cushions 

3 Apr 18

Just a sample of some of the lovely cushions etc made at the velvet workshop (see the earlier update).


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Creative Surfaces – Linda Monk – March 2018 

19 Mar 18

Today we welcomed Linda Monk Linda’s mixed media work is varied and involves a lot of techniques These wonderful shoes…


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The great British Sewing Bee 

4 Feb 18

We had a visit and talk on Saturday by Laura Guthrie.


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Two Days with Annette Emms -Imaginary Birds 

24 Jan 18

When Annette Emms’ workshop , Imaginary Birds, went out for booking we had such an overwhelming response that Annette was approached to do one on the Saturday and another the next day.


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RUTH LOWE – 1960’s Fashion – Part 2 

12 Jan 18

Today we welcomed back Ruth Lowe withthe second part of her talk and collection on 1960’s fashion Ruth is holding a piece of Mary Quant’s homewares, as in 1970 she gave birth to Orlando, spent more time at home and consequently went into designing …


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Standing tall project unveiling at the Grand Theare Dec2017 

10 Dec 17

Elise and I as the New and Used Chairs of Wolverhampton Branch attended the unveiling of the Giant at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.


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christmas workshop 2017 

4 Dec 17

On Saturday Louise led a Christmas workshop where we made knitted, crocheted and felted Christmas trees that lit up .


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Jane Fairweather ”Teacup Trees” 

1 Dec 17

Today we welcomed Jane Fairweather and her wonderful array of teacup trees Two wonderful examples of Jane’s trees We were very keen to begin – Jane provided lovely laminated photographic images of oak trees Then off we went using our…


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Angie Hughes -inspired by Klimt 

28 Oct 17

October 21st saw us all being “Inspired by Klimt” with Angie Hughes.


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Grand Theatre Stand Tall Project 

28 Oct 17

This year again we were asked by the Grand Theatre to contribute pieces of work towards a community project.


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Angie Hughes – Inspiration on your door step 

8 Oct 17

Angie talked to us about where to look for inspiration and more often than not its closer to home than you think.


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Chair’s Challenge 2017 

8 Oct 17

This year’s challenge was a small piece of dust cloth.


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Alison Hulme “My Life in Stitch” 

12 Sep 17

If you missed this evening’s lecture from Alison Hulme.


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Members workshop Summer 2017 

21 Aug 17

This month we held a “members workshop” day.


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Stitch doodling – taking a stitch for a walk 

25 Jul 17

Saturday saw the talented Kathleen Murphy, from Murgatroyd and Bean, showing us how to take a stitch for a walk.


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Louise West “Cotton, Concrete and Beyond” 

10 Jul 17

Today we welcomed Louise West who began with a question.


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Eco Dyeing with Caroline Bell 

24 Jun 17

We spent today creating the most incredible fabrics using leaves from local plants and trees under the guidance of Caroline Bell.


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Caroline Bell “The Magic of Eco Printing” 

23 Jun 17

Today we welcomed Caroline Bell Eco Printing is a process whereby plant imagery and patterns are transferred onto fabric or paper.


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Book making with Ann Patterson 

22 May 17

Ann Patterson led a brilliant workshop on Saturday making simple books.


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Photography meets textiles with Maggie Finney 

20 May 17

Examples of Maggie’s textile work including the theme of space.


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members dyeing day 

22 Apr 17

We had a wonderful dyeing day today facilitated by Margaret McQuillen.


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Lizzie Harper “Illustrating the Natural World” 

16 Mar 17

Today we welcomed Lizzie Harding – a natural history and botanical illustrator ”The bumper book of nature” by Stephen Morris, included Lizzie’s husband posing while digging the garden in his wellies Lizzie’s wonderful illustrations can be seen …


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Creative Thread and Texture with Angie Attwood 

26 Feb 17

14 of usspent an enjoyable and informative day with Angie Attwood.


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Kanj Nicholas – My artistic journey 11th February 2017 

15 Feb 17

Saturdays lecture was by the lovely Kanjana Nicholas – a new member of our branch and a talented artist.


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Button making with Lorraine Brettle 

21 Jan 17

Lorraine led a workshop today on button making.


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Ruth Lowe “The ’60s” 

11 Jan 17

We were packed into our lecture room today.


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2016 christmas workshop 

3 Dec 16

We held our christmas workshop today which turned out to be a brilliant ‘party’.


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Amanda Hislop “Layers in Land and Seascapes” 

21 Nov 16

Today’s workshop was led by Amanda Hislop and was entitled “Layers in land and seascapes”.


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Alison Parkes “Layer, Stitch Explore” 

30 Oct 16

Saturday’s workshop was run by our own Alison Parkes.


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Angie Attwood – “From Come Dancing to Come Stitch with me” 

11 Oct 16

Today we welcomed Angie Attwood to share with us her textile journey to date Dance and design may seem like an unusual path to a love of textiles and a vocation Angie certainly didn’t see coming.


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Chair’s Challenge 2016 

8 Oct 16

This year we held our first Chair’s challenge.


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Modern Applique with Margaret McQuillen 

17 Sep 16

A lovely day was had by all the people who attended Margaret’s workshop.


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The Wolverhampton grand theatre and the Magic Carpet 

15 Sep 16

Last Saturday we were fortunate to be asked by Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to contribute to the making of a Magic Carpet .


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Marlene Little “Serendipity” September 2016 

5 Sep 16

Today we welcomed Marlene Little Thank you Marlene, for keeping your booking with us so soon after surgery on your foot.


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National Stitch day August 2016 

7 Aug 16

It was National Stitch Day Saturday August 6th and Wolverhampton chose to celebrated it stitching leaves at a local garden centre.


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Ann Paterson “Obsessions” 

24 Jul 16

Today we welcomed back a former member of our branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, an old friend, Ann Paterson …


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Stevie Walker workshop 

8 Jul 16

Saturday saw us enjoying “Quilty Painty Landscapes with Stevie Walker.







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