Sunday, 1 February 2015

Chelford & North Cheshire Embroiderers’ Guild
Cordially invite you to the  
North West Regional Day 2015
On Saturday 25th April at
The Hallmark Hotel, Stanley Road, Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 3LD

Guest Speakers
Louise Gardiner (with support from Madeira )
Contemporary modern embroiderer whose work is shown at the SAATCHI Gallery & who has worked with Kirsty Allsopp on TV. (

Carl Wilde
Celebrity floral designer and avid collector of the Queen of British fashion
Vivienne Westwood

Preliminary Programme

9am: Registration & Refreshments. Time to shop, buy raffle tickets, try our free lucky dip & catch up with friends
10.15: Introduction, Roll Call & update on Guild matters
10.45: Carl Wilde talking ' Wearing Westwood'
12.15-2pm: Lunch over 2 sittings; View the competitions & vote for
                              'Something Old- Something New'
2.15: Louise Gardiner: Talk & Questions
3.30: Competition results & awards along with raffle 
4pm: Close & a cup of tea before heading safely home

Cost £25 per person including lunch & morning coffee
(See ticket application form details/ contact or                                                                                           01625 877907)

For those staying the weekend:
We have lots of other great facilities on our doorstep, e.g. Quarry Bank Mill,
Tatton Park and Lyme Park where they filmed the TV programme “The Village”

For shoppers:
John Lewis, Marks & Spencer & Lakeland Plastics are all within a 10 minute drive (or less)

21st January 2015 : Alison Yule ; 'Weaving a Life'

Alison provided us with a very detailed look at her life as a weaver & its commerciality. Having loved weaving from a very early stage, life's roads & turns meant she didn't return to her true passion until later in life, but it has proved a great success, listening to her many awards & selections for exhibitions. She described how the designed was created from pattern to fabric & although modern technology speeded up some processes the traditional loom ( or looms as Alison had more than 1) still had the ultimate role.