Update #8 – into September 2018

Next Meeting

On Saturday 8th September our year starts again with the AGM in the morning. Members  should have received the relevant paperwork by now. Members are encouraged to renew their branch membership. On a personal note, I renew my Guild membership online annually, it’s quick and easy, I have had no problem with scam emails and it saves a bit of work for our Membership Secretary.

Our afternoon speaker will be Carol Quarini on the subject of the Battle of Britain Lace Panel and her response to it. (see link for more information).

The Programme for the coming year will be included in the Newsletter, which should be ready in time for 8th September. It will also be available here a few days later and you will of course also receive a copy on your Members’ Card after details of the new Committee members are confirmed.

Workshops –  Booking for 2019 branch workshop opens in October, but brief information about them will be available in the Programme, with more from Sheila P at meetings

Exhibitions and Events

Artist’s Projects at the Foundling Museum – Ongoing projects and installations, some textile related

Enid Marx and the Warner Textile Archive – House of Illustration, King’s Cross, until 23rd September

Splendours of the Subcontinent – Queen’s Gallery, London, June to 14th October

Animals in Embroidery – Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court, 18th April to December. Taster workshops also available

Sampled Lives – Cambridge, extended to October 2018, see also Personal View and this from the V&A

Frida Kahlo, Making Herself Up – Victoria and Albert Museum, London, until 4th November 2018

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WW1 Hearts

A while ago there was a post about Sawdust Hearts – WW1 Commemoration – a couple of branch members took part and their work will be in the exhibition at Scarborough from 3rd November 2018


If you are in Nort Yorkshire in November you might like to drop in .POSTER 2




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Join or Renew Membership – 2018-19

Download a form here: Membership form 2018-19

Contact us at hertstitch@gmail.com if you need to know where to send the form and payment

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New Logo – New Programme

Our new Branch Logo was unveiled at Saturday’s AGM. The Hertfordshire Hart, which has faithfully and serenely represented us for many years, is retiring. It will be replaced by:



Members who attend on Saturday will also have collected their latest Newsletter, which includes a pull-out Programme. This can also be viewed and downloaded here or  from the Programme and What’s On tab at the top of the page (on my device – it might be different for phone users)


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September at Alban Lacemakers

A message from Madge C, at Alban Lacemakers:

It’s September and I hope you have all had a good summer and ready to get back to your lace pillows. The next Alban Lacemakers meeting is this coming Friday September 14th. Our speaker is Katie Pirson talking about her embroidery work and the story behind it. She is also our supplier with kits, threads and needles.

The library and raffle will be there as usual. Don’t forget to let me know if you want a particular book or books from the library.

Don’t forget to bring along a cup for your tea or coffee.

Hope to see you on friday.


note from blogbeva:

Katie’s talk at the Oxford Branch is reviewed here – Katie is RSN trained and her talk should be of particular appeal to traditional stitchers and those with an interest in fine and delicate embroidery 

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New Programme – 2018-19

The Calendar of this year’s Branch Programme is now available to view and download: Calendar 2018-19 . Members will receive their copy shortly after their membership application is processed.

Full Programme Notes are in the latest Members’ Newsletter. They will also appear here soon.

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