The Embroiderers’ Guild – Registered Charity Number 234239
‘Threads of Friendship‘
Welcome to Embroiderers’ Guild Darlington’s new home on the internet with a fresh style. Unfortunately we will be closed due to Covid 19 until we are given the all clear by the government.
Message from our Chairman -Welcome to our new website. I am the present chairman Julia Goudge. Many of our members have held the post over the years as we have shared the work involved in running activities. It isn’t just Embroidery. We are interested in all types of textile work. You do not have to be a Master to join this Guild. If you think that you are at master, journeyman or apprentice level you will be welcomed. Even those who no longer sew but enjoy the talks are welcome to join our group. Of course community is the biggest advantage to joining a branch. We hope to welcome you at Elm Ridge Methodist church hall once Covid restrictions allow.
Our Charitable Aims
We aim to promote embroidery and related crafts to everyone and as a group we collect, preserve, document, interpret and make embroidery accessible to all, through exhibiting, showing examples and being visible in our community.
Our 5 attributes – suggested by our members
1. We are a friendly and caring group and our meetings have a relaxed atmosphere.
2. We have fun and are given the opportunity to experiment and learn at morning workshops.
3. We reach out and share with our local community and beyond.
4. Our members pass on skills by encouraging others and sharing expertise.
5. We are always learning something new from each other and expert speakers.
We are a friendly bunch who meet regularly on the first Saturday of every month (not August) at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall. Members can come along from 10.00 am to do their own work or to join in with an organised project. The morning sessions are a good time to mix with other members and join in with the chat. The meeting proper is from 2.00 pm. We suggest that you get there a little sooner so that you can sign in, have a cup of tea and and meet other members. If you are coming all day don’t forget your lunch. Non – members can come along to the afternoon session free for the first meeting. You must be a member after that if you want to come along again. This also opens up the morning sessions to you.
Saturday Morning and Whole Day Workshops
Saturday morning workshops
Members aim to arrive just before ten o’clock to settle in and get organised. The sessions are usually led by one of our members. There is usually no charge and you are asked to bring in your own materials and equipment. If there is a need for specialist materials then they can be provided at a reasonable cost.
We have had a variety of topics, for example – wreath making, pocket elephants, Pipkins, needle cases, pin cushions, poppy brooch and much more. If you don’t want to try something then bring your own projects to work on. If using electrical equipment it must be PAT tested (this is specified in our agreement with Elm Ridge Methodist Church)
Whole day workshops
During the year we have several whole day workshops which are held in the Harroway Room in the main building. We aim to have a variety of topics to interest all members. Prices vary but are usually around £22 to £25.
One of our full day workshops. We made cushion covers using a folded fabric technique.
A national exhibition commemorating the life of
Embroiderers’ Guild Richmond and Leyburn branch created this tribute to Capability Brown. It will take a while to down load as it is 40 pages long but it is well worth the wait.
If you are looking for inspiration or for something to do, why not visit the Darlington for Culture website for ideas. There are plenty of arts activities and opportunities available online, with some in-person events taking place too. Visit the DfC website http://www.darlingtonforculture.org/ and Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts to find out more.
Due to the lock down we have nothing new to comment. You can find our website at www.ner-embroiderers.co.uk
You can find all of our past news, views, and pictures. Worth having a look.
Our website is at www.embroiderersguild.com
There is a lot of information, along with a range of connections and publications, please take a look. You can access branch information by using your Guild number and password.
Pinterest link https://www.pinterest.co.uk/theembroiderers/
Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/embroiderersguild/
Follow the link to find the Guild’s E-book ‘Your Guild’ https://www.flipsnack.com/Embroiderersguild/your-guild-dc3qtux2gx.html