On Monday, 70 of us enjoyed our annual Christmas "bring and share" lunch. On behalf of all the members I would like to say a big thank you to the Committee who organised the room and kindly did all the washing up afterwards!
Entries for the "street furniture" competition
Earlier this year our Chairman, Yvonne Miles set the Guild a challenge to create a piece of embroidery based on the theme of “street furniture”. There were twenty entries and to my amazement I won first prize which was a lovely box of Mulberry Silks in Christmas colours – lucky me! The runner up was Robina Orchard. All the entries will be on display at the South West Festival Day which we are hosting on Saturday 18 May 2013.
Roy Heath with assistant Janet
After lunch we were entertained by Roy Heath, a professional magician who, with the help of several members thrilled us with a skilful display of sleight of hand, which included origami in the shape of a top hat and white rabbit, a trick using a loaf of bread instead of playing cards and an introduction to his pet raccoon, Rocky. All great fun!
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas - let's hope Father Christmas brings us lots of embroidery related presents and I look forward to seeing everybody bright and early next year when on Monday 7 January we have a "Show and Tell" table and Hazel Morris will talk to us on 'Beginning in Manchester'
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/