Saturday, 17 April 2010

A Stitch in Time

Samplers from the Dales, Past and Present
Swaledale Museum, Reeth
29 May - 13 June 2010 10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily

Accomplished and inspiring works from the Richmond and Leyburn Embroiderers' Guild, set in the context of historic samplers from all over Swaledale, on public show for the first time. This exhibition is one of a programme of events to celebrate the 30th Swaledale Festival.

Admission to the Museum: £3 Adults, Children free


27 - 29 May - 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 30 May - 11 am - 4 pm

St Paul's Church, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe and District branch of the Embroiderers' Guild stage an exhibition featuring members embroidery from the last ten years, including a new body of work created especially for 2010 entitled 'Windows'. There will be additional exhibits by members of the branch and church.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

If you visit on Saturday 29 May the branch will be hosting a Stitch Club in the morning and a Practical Session in the afternoon in the adjacent church hall. Visitors are welcome to look, join in and sample the stalls and demonstrations.

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Minute parasols, shoes, stockings, costumes and cakes, to itemise just a few of the spectacular pieces of work that Serena Partridge brought along with her to illustrate her talk and slide show. An excellent afternoon.
Serena is currently Textile Artist in Residence at The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate and her work will be included in the "Inspired by Heritage" exhibition from 12 June - 18 July at the gallery.

In addition there is an opportunity to participate in a "Mini Paper Shoes" workshop withh Serena 10 am - 4 pm on Tuesday, 6 July at a cost of £15.00. If you are interested please contact the Museum direct.

Friday, 9 April 2010

STORY SACKS (the continuing saga .....)

"The Night Pirates" provided these two scenes .....

Would you believe "Giraffes Can't Dance"?

We have another five Story Sacks to hand over to Harrogate Children's Library for Story Telling sessions. They are fantastic and just show what talent we have among our members. Above we have one of the characters from "Aliens Love Underpants".

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Royal Maundy Celebrations

It was wet and cold, however, several members braved the unwelcoming weather and put on a display of information and examples of work connected with medieval embroidery in the grounds of Knaresborough Castle on Saturday 3 April.

Chairman, Jacqui, came up trumps with some boards from her City & Guilds studies and also created two pieces to be worked in the style of the Bayeaux Tapestry based on the Maundy ceremony with King John presenting the people of Knaresborough with Maundy money. The late Dr Arnold Kellet discovered that Knaresborough was the location of the first prsentation of Royal Maundy money 800 years ago.

It was encouraging to be able to demonstrate some simple stitches to children who were accompanied by their parents and grandparents all of whom were keen to go home and continue stitching! Also extremely interesting was chatting to the enactment people who were using a lucet, demonstrating tablet weaving and cooking food from the period.