Update – early March 2018

Branch Meetings

Next Meeting – Friday 6th April with speaker Tanvi Kant

There are still a couple of spaces on our April Workshop with Tanvi – a new name to us but her fabric jewellery ideas look really appealing ….. a great way to use up some of those precious scraps and make a wearable memory.


Exhibitions and Events

Guild AGM Saturday 14th April – Milton Keynes – Early bird booking discount extended to 7th March – Members can find details on the E.G. site

A Personal Journey, Quilts by Fay Allwood:  – Tuesday 27th February- Thursday 15th March, Berkhamsted

Fabric – from 6th March at Courtyard Arts, Hertford

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, On Tour – from 12th March to 7th April, Norwich

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



17th March – Machine Embroidery Tasters, Norwich

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Workshop space – late availability

A message from Waveney EG:

Unfortunately someone has had to drop out of the Elizabeth Rutt workshop on Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday next week (21st & 22nd March)  – Inspiration and Intuitive Stitching. It sounds as if it will be a very useful workshop, a chance to expand our design ideas, perhaps get some new ones.  If you would like to take this place could you please contact Jan O’Connor.

Notes from blogbeva:

Waveney Branch meets in Beccles as far as I know

i don’t like to publish personal contact details so if you are interested please contact me and i will forward your message or give you contact details as appropriate.

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Tanvi Kant Workshop – update

After Tanvi’s talk on Friday 6th April, we still have a couple of places left on her Saturday workshop. Tanvi has sent some more photos to tempt us, she will be bringing most of the materials, so all you will need is a basic sewing kit and any favourite fabric scraps and threads you want to use.



I know these are techniques I will want to use to create wearable memory pieces from some of my own favourite fabrics as well as for friends and family. I can also see me adding it to some of my doodle stitching for texture. I can hardly wait!


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Sampled Lives – extended

Anyone who has not managed to visit the Sampled Lives exhibition in Cambridge will be pleased to hear that it has been extended until October 2018.

Also there are to be Sampler workshops on 22nd & 23rd March. It might be too late to book laces on these but there could be more in future, so keep an eye on events at the Fitzwilliam

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Makers’ Month – Norwich Forum

An item on Woman’s Hour today reminded me that the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize is on tour in Norwich. It is there as part of the annual Makers’ Month from 12th March to 7th April. There are free activities and bookable workshops, many of which are needle and textile related.

The Woman’s Hour interview featured Lesley Jones, from our King’s Lynn fellow branch. Lesley recently stepped down as our Regional Chairman but is clearly very much involved in promoting the Guild and it’s activities. The other interviewee was Sarah Simi, who’s Nudinits were a revelation to me!

Late edit: ……and I’ve just heard that the EG 2012 Olympic Postcards are there too, in the Library

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Alban Lacemakers, March meeting

A message from Alban Lacemakers about their next meeting:

This coming Friday (March 16th) we have Sara Impey coming to talk about Coggeshall Tambour lace which I am really looking forward to.

We have Turnstyle as our supplier so you can buy something in which to display your latest or next piece of lace, other craft or favourite photo. The library and raffle will be there as usual.

Hope to see lots of you at the meeting.

Madge Carey

NB. if you are thinking of going along it might be good to contact the Lacemakers  – blogbeva

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