Monday, 27 July 2015

Reminder - August 4th meeting EG.


A quick reminder about National Celebration of Stitch Day this coming Saturday at Belton House, at Grantham Museum, and at Woolsthorpe Manor, (and Sunday at Easton Walled Garden).
At Belton House, you must be a member of the National Trust or of the Embroiderers' Guild, or both, and the Events Manager, Sam Gee, will be on hand if you have a problem getting in - stitchers only; family and friends must be prepared to pay the usual entrance fee if not members.
Vicki Honeywood is organising the Day at Woolsthorpe Manor, and I imagine that the same rule will apply, but she will advise.
Christine Robbins will coordinate the Day at Grantham Museum, and Tina Slipper will be at Easton Walled Garden on Sunday.
Have a lovely day stitching!

Next Tuesday's meeting at the Tennis Club - a talk on John James' Needles. Do come and see what they have to offer.
Do sign up for Jane Ostler's workshop on Friday 14th August on cording and braiding techniques.

We need your pieces for the forthcoming exhibition at the Museum in September, and they must be mounted in some sort of presentation format for display. Please bring items you think are a possibility - from workshops we have done, or work done during and for the EG meetings, - so that we can make a selection, plus the Travelling Books.
The Banner will be on display, and the new Bunting when completed.
Sue Cork has the idea of putting the date on the Banner (2014) in the spaces at the bottom.

We need also to formulate ideas about the Capability Brown  project for next year; Burghley House has one of his landscaped areas, particularly known for his planting of Sweet Chestnut Trees - perhaps we might use this as our inspiration?


Monday, 20 July 2015

August meeting

Next month's meeting on Tuesday 4th August at the Tennis Club will be a talk from someone at John James' Needles - I'm told that theirs are the best needles to use for embroidery, so it will be interesting to learn all about them. Thanks to Sarah for organising this.

In the afternoon of last month's meeting, some members were learning how to mount and present their work, from workshops we have done during the year, and if others of you need ideas and hints on this, then please do say so.

We need 'show and tell' as always; I'm sure there will be lots of you who have completed Sue's piece from last time, and perhaps we can now begin to have an idea of what pieces each member will produce for our exhibition at Grantham Museum in September. A small committee of us are meeting at the museum tomorrow to begin deciding how this will be staged. If you have any vintage sewing artifacts that you are willing to loan, don't forget to let Christine know about them. We shall need volunteers to sit and stitch at the museum during the exhibition, and to engage with the visitors, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, when the museum is open.

On Friday 14th August, Jane Ostler will be doing a cording/braiding workshop with us - if you wish to take part, don't forget to sign up for this, if you have not done so already.

National Celebration of Stitch Day will soon be upon us - Saturday 1st August at Belton House, Grantham Museum and Woolsthorpe Manor; Sunday 2nd August at Easton Walled Garden. There is still time to volunteer for this if you wish to, or go along during the day and support the stitchers. It should be an interesting day!

Lots going on. Looking forward to seeing you all on 4th August.