15th February – Stitching Favourite Places ….. Janet Browne
February single stitch – Knots
1st March – stitch day
8th March – Workshop: Beginners’ Machine Embroidery ….. Tutor Jan Bell
15th March – Sites of Inspiration ….. Gina Smith
March single stitch – Cross
5th April – stitch day
19th April – A Lifestyle Occupation ….. Jacqueline James
3rd May – stitch day
17 May – A Bouquet for Mrs Delaney ….. Vivienne Brown
Competition: “Twinchies Squared” and “One Twinchie Worked in a Traditional Technique”
7th June – stitch day
Workshop: Needlelace ….. Tutor Elaine Dunn
21st June – Painting with Wool ….. Bridget Bernadette Karn
5 July – stitch day
14th July – Workshop: Canvaswork ….. Tutor Pippa Foulds
19th July – Love Letters from the Front, Embroidered Postcards of WWI ….
6th September – stitch day
20th September – AGM From Scraps to Stitched Characters ….. Maggie Smith
4th October – stitch day
Workshop: Whitework ….. Joan Wilkinson
18th October – Fabric of My Life ….. Laura Edgar
Competition: An insect
1st November – stitch day
3rd November – Workshop: A Felted Landscape ….. Tutor Louise Curnin
15th November – Members’ get together (no speaker)
22nd November – Trip: Knit & Stitch Show, Harrogate
6th December– stitch day
13th December – Christmas Social / Activity
NORTH EAST REGION 2018
4th to 6th April – Durham Spring School
19th May – North East Regional Day
30th June to 1st July – Harmby Mid Summer School
17th to 19th August – Wooler Late Summer School
Embroiderers’ Guild North East Region – Regional Competitions Requirements
There are no restrictions regarding size or technique.
There should be a strong element of Stitching in any entry submitted.
In some years there may be a more limiting brief, but it will be stated when the title is announced.
Margaret Howe or Olga Stokes Competitions (alternate each year.)
The award is for ‘a piece of ecclesiastical embroidery’ and the judges are encouraged to look for ‘Quality of design and the ability to demonstrate technical skill’ and a clear ‘religious’ link. There are no restrictions on size or technique. The only ‘rules’ are
(1) that it should have been completed since the previous Olga Stokes award (ie usually within the last two years), and (2) that only one entry per member is allowed.
The Margaret Howe award is for a piece of ‘Traditional Hand embroidery’. There is no restriction as far as size or technique goes, but Margaret was fond of good traditional stitching and that is what is required. Again, items should have been completed within the preceding two years and only one entry per member is allowed.
The Regional Committee reserves the right to photograph any of the work submitted for the competition, for use in either Guild publicity or in a Guild Calendar. If you do not want your work to be photographed, then please indicate this in the box provided on the form.