Thursday, 22 September 2016

Scam membership payment request

Some members may have received an email purporting to be from the Embroiderers' Guild via Paypal requesting payment of the Annual Subscription.

THIS IS A SCAM and has not originated from the Embroiderers' Guild.

Further information on what action to take if you have been affected is available from the Guild website by clicking here.

Subscriptions will continue to be collected as usual at branch meetings.

Monday, 5 September 2016

September Meeting - Carol Coleman

Branch meetings were back to normal this month, after a trip to Scampston Hall and the Big Stitch day taking the place of July and August meetings.

Our speaker was Carol Coleman. As she is a long-standing York branch member, she is well known to us, but her talk gave us an insight into the thought processes and methods she uses in her work.

Rockface (detail) Carol Coleman
Carol talked about her desire to create things, using anything that takes her fancy. She has worked with ring-pulls, fur fabric, painted (Tyvek) envelopes and distresses them if need be. Her tools include drills and needles and digital images which she manipulates to create a basis for her work.

She works in many textile techniques (although she expressed an exception to counted thread work!) but most of her work is free machine embroidery.

Carol loves a challenge, and recently was one of the Embroiderers' Guild members involved in creating an element for the Game of Thrones embroidery currently on display at Bankfield museum. This was a very interesting talk, that encouraged us to make time to experiment, and remain open to new ideas.

In other things . . . 

Last month, Josie S won the Chairman's award for Shadow work technique, and this month Diane M won the Ida Barber Trophy.

Next month the meeting includes the branch AGM. This will take place at 11:00am, with lunch available afterwards. In the afternoon the speaker is Marion Anniss. See the Programme for more details.

A reminder that the Region AGM will be at 10:00am on Saturday 8th October, at Scarcroft Village Hall. Bring a packed lunch.