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?