The West Bridgford Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild are a friendly, enthusiastic and active group of over sixty members, covering a wide range of interests within stitched textiles, and warmly welcome new members and visitors.
We offer a lively and varied monthly program, Workshop classes, Project day classes, and exhibition opportunities, We also have a monthly Sew and So meeting open to all.
Our monthly email newsletter keeps us in touch with our activities as well as other activities in the area
If you have an interest in textile art, embroidery and stitch, do come and join us as a regular member or on an occasional basis as a visitor. Visitors are always very welcome.
We meet at St Paul’s Church, Boundary Road,West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DB
2nd Sat 2 – 4 pm,
2nd Thur 7 – 9 pm, alternate months
West Bridgford Embroiders’ Guild 2017
Saturday 11th March 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Mary Sleigh – Embroidered African Textiles
My passion for materials and making by hand started as a child. I can still remember the excitement of going with my grandmother, an enthusiastic embroiderer, to choose threads and fabric in a needlework shop in Glasgow. It was an Aladdin’s cave of colour, textures and drawers full of crisp fabrics smelling of new linen. That was the start of my lifelong love of fabric and stitch; an absorbing journey that continues with many unexpected destinations.
Thursday 6 April 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Mary and Liz – A Life of Knitting
Many people knit for pleasure and creativity. These two ladies have researched knitting and are involved in test knitting for designers as well as producing copious finished articles of all descriptions.
Saturday 13 May 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Marion Plumb – Colours to Dye for
An illustrated and tactile look at ‘colour on cloth’ with examples of traditional textiles including indigo dyed cloth and kimono silk; examples of my own dyed and stitched textiles
Thursday 8 June 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Laura Edgar – Textiles – the fabric of my life
I am based in Whitley Bay on the North East coastline. I work in the mediums of textiles and mixed media, exploring an eclectic mix of vintage, recycled fabrics, ephemera and haberdashery ; incorporating embroidery and painting techniques to create original art, prints, accessories and cards.
I am fascinated by texture and the ephemeral changes to light, texture and colour by the elements on our sea and landscapes. I find inspiration in nature, all things vintage, nostalgia and the emotive power of nature intrigues me. I record initial inspiration with photography & sketches and allow the manipulation of my chosen medium and a spontaneous, experimental approach to develop the finished piece.
Thursday 13 July 7.00pm – 9.00pm
And Sew to Supper