A few members joined artist Serena Partridge for a workshop to produce some Girl Guiding themed penenats for the luminary exhibition at Gawthorple hall. The exhibition celebrates the life of Mis Rachel Shuttleworth and her connections and passions.
Serena has mounted the finished penants onto copper shim to stiffen them and the resulting penants make an impressive display
This opportunity also brought our first recognition as Seaside Stitchers
Monday night saw us launched as Seaside Stitchers with our new identity as an independent stitch group.
We have a full programme planned for the coming year and we were very happy to welcome one new member and one returning member to our meeting.
Not much stitching was in evidence on Monday as we were busy discussing all the details involved in setting up our new group.
It was great to see so many people there and the room was buzzing as everyone chatted and enjoyed the coffee and biscuits on offer!
Our first event is a super workshop on Saturday with the amazing Sue Stone. Sue has exhibited internationally and is currently chair of the 62 Textile Group.
We will be "Exploring Texture and Pattern in hand stitch" and the places have been snapped up with just one remaining as of today.
If you are not familiar with Sue's work you are in for a real treat!
We were very happy to be involved in Wordpool 2017 in Stanley Park earlier this month. This is a fantastic annual family event organised by Blackpool Libraries and run with the help of an army of volunteers. This festival of the written word gets bigger and better every year - and once again we were blessed with a glorious sunny afternoon. Kits for all ages had been prepared to stitch and take and these proved to be very popular. Based on the theme of Animal Antics we we had a variety of cats, birds, fish and other animals to make and by the end of the event had almost run out of supplies.
t was great to see families enjoying the sunshine and concentrating on the stitching
Everyone seemed happy with the results and many of the children managed to finish their kit to take home
This is a great event and we hope to be involved again next year
We are the members of the the Blackpool Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.
A warm sea-side welcome from all of our members.
We meet twice a month on the second and the last Monday of the month, at the Blackpool Art Society Studio on Wilkinson Avenue. Our programme and contact details can be found on the our branch webpage on the Embroiderers' Guild website. New members and visitors are always welcome.
This blog aims to share with you the work of our talented members.