On Monday we enjoyed our annual Ploughman’s lunch. Usually we have a guest speaker so this was an opportunity to catch up with friends and to hear what they have been up to. The hall looked very spring like with the tables decorated with colourful cloths and lovely flowers.
After lunch we were shown a presentation from the Embroiderers Guild which explained the history of the organisation and a number of textiles which have either been collected by or donated to the Guild over the years. There were items from the 16th C and from all over the world.
If you would like to see a selection of the collection, click on this link which will take you to the Embroiderers Guild website.
The branch has been asked to donate money towards the conservation of these items so everyone was asked to contribute threads, fabrics, magazines and books to be sold and the money raised will go towards this request.
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Information in this blog is provided by branch members who have attended the meeting, workshop or event.
Marlborough & District Branch is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild, the UK's leading crafts association
* The Embroiderers' Guild website -https://embroiderersguild.com/
* The Guild Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/embroiderersguild/
* The Guild Pinterest pages - https://uk.pinterest.com/theembroiderers/