What Harrow and District Embroiderers' Group is up to

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2016 programme of talks and events

2016 programme of talks and activities started with James Hunting in February talking about the layers of creative personal interpretation and the inspirations behind his work. The pieces of work that he brought were stunning.

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March saw Anne Sillifant talking about her obsession with trees. Really sorry I missed that one and so no photos!

6th May will be Stephen Wright showing us fabrics, stitch and costumes and talking about the House of Dreams Museum – should be good; and the 1st July will be Hilltribe Peoples of Thailand with Jennifer Hughes. More of this later…….


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Workshop with Jenny Adin-Christie

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Great workshop with Jenny earlier this month. We all worked on a piece of shadow work like these that Jenny had previously stitched.


Jenny's examples

And one of ours at the end of the day – not quite finished yet

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Forgotten Stitches

We had another day school this Saturday. We met in the usual church hall to explore stitches that have fallen through the cracks. Kay Dennis provided us with a leaf image to work on. She had designed it to be worked in a combination of line, filling and isolated stitches. We all struggled with woven herringbone stitch, but several of the other stitches were delightful. It is sad how stitches go out of fashion.

Everyone had a fulfilling day, and Kay, as usual,was a patient tutor. Thank you Kay.


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Pinner Arts Week

Pinner Arts Week runs from 26th September to 5th October. It is a celebration of the local creative talents in music, art, Spoken Word, photography, textiles, flower arranging and the handmade. The programme of 40 events involves over 200 participants.


Members of Harrow and District Embroiderers Guild will be running a stitch workshop suitable for complete beginners but also with added advanced techniques for the more experienced. Plenty of activities for grandchildren and the Artisans’ Fair on Sat 27th where nine craftspeople will be demonstrating and selling their unique work. All the details of these are in the programme at http://www.pinnerartsweek.com



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Llinos Spriggs Talk and workshop

Llinos delivered a fascinating talk to the group in early July about how she got into embroidery and the type of things that inspired her along the way. She now lags behind on family walks busily taking photos of stone walls and crevices. It was really good to see so many samples and techniques which she used to illustrate the talk. The following day she led a workshop for us and some of the work can be seen below – absolutely fascinating.

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photo Anni nearly finished photo