Saturday, 30 April 2011

Thank You

Malvhina Sculpture
At long last I have found time to thank all the members of Harrogate Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild for their lovely card and leaving gift.  The vouchers will be put to good use to purchase some new plants for our large garden.  I am already missing everyone but will be watching the Harrogate Blog to ensure you are keeping it alive and interesting.  What I have seen so far is impressive.  Am missing everyone already but the amount of work that needs doing to the house and garden is daunting.

Friday, 15 April 2011


For anyone that hasn’t come across the “Colouricious” website I would highly recommend it. You can subscribe to a weekly newsletter and receive free online textile videos. If you don’t want to subscribe you can click on the “Talking Treads” section and scroll down to “view featured artists”. You can then watch previous episodes online for free. The “Talking Treads Series” was originally broadcast on sky TV. I have attached a link to the website. Enjoy – It’s quite addictive!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Stitch Morning 9th April

Despite the glorious weather we had a successful stitch morning with lots of people working on pieces for our exhibition at the end of June. Here are a few snippets of work in progress and some finished pieces for our theme “Beyond the Canopy”.

Our afternoon speaker was Denise Musk. Denise is an author of many books on machine knitting. She has taken a new approach to knitting, incorporating machine embroidery to create fabrics, garments and bags. A few workbooks were on show at the start of the talk but from her “tardis” she pulled out one garment after another until a whole rail of garments were on display and the table was piled high with goodies.

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Pauline Hannon was elected as the new Chairman of the Embroiderers' Guild at the AGM in Dundee so hope you will all give her your full support.

Sue Giles, former, Chairman of the City of York Branch, and Jeni Turner, current Treasurer of Huddersfield Branch, have recently been co-opted onto the Yorkshire & the Humber Regional Committee. With Hazel's impending departure on 13th April more regional committee members are still required so please do contact Elizabeth Johnston if you are at all interested. You can come along to a committee meeting as a visitor if you want to see what is involved! It helps to spend one year on the committee getting to know the ropes before taking on a more specific role.

Irene is going to become 'Blogmaster' for Harrogate so contact her if you want to know how to get Blogging.