Thursday, 14 February 2013

7 March 2013

A Box of Treasures - Miriam Gibbons

Mirian will bring along a box of treasures which range from pottery to textiles.  Items she has acquired over the years to demonstrate elements of good design and craftsmanship.

She will then share with the meeting why she likes them and how they inspire her.

Visitors are welcome - £4 charge made.

Friday, 30 November 2012

6 December 2012 - Christmas Social Evening

At this evenings meeting there will be an opportunity to share a buffet with members (members will be providing items for this buffet).

There will be a display of  'Bags of Choice' - bags made by members that are going on exhibition from 8 December 2012 to 18 January 2013 at The Brindley in Runcorn.

'Show and Tell' members have been asked to bring along an item or items of embroidery that have either inspired them, that they have made or that perhaps has a story linked with it. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

6 September 2012

At the evening meeting on 6 September 2012 Empress Mills will be present to give a talk and also have available for purchase items from their range of threads.  Please see below for a brief resume.

Empress Mills

Empress Mills roots lie deep in the textile heritage of Lancashire. Since 1927 the family owned company has been involved in the production of sewing thread.

They provide an International Mail Order Service to home stitchers, small businesses and educational establishments. Practical to Creative Threads, from general purpose sewing threads to overlocking/serging, to patchwork and quilting, lacemaking, tailoring, ‘woolly nylon’, machine embroidery, pure silk and 100% cotton.

Bobbins from 250 metres to large cones of 44,000m and everything in between!  Plus a huge array of haberdashery, zip fasteners and sewing accessories.

Quality, Craftsmanship, Imagination - linked to the very latest Technology.

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

Fee: Visitors - £4
Venue: Padgate Methodist Church, Tidal Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 3JU

This will be the first evening meeting of 2012-2013 programme and members will be able to enrol.


For further information please ring: 01925 815932

Friday, 4 May 2012

Glimpses of Venice and Beyond

Kath Danswan will be talking at the meeting to be held on Thursday 7 June 2012.

Kath is an embroiderer and textile artist.  She was taught to embroider by her mother and grandmother from an early age.  Kath specialises in handmade felt, embroidered wall hangings, embroidered evening wear, bridal wear and accessories.

Kath also runs workshops and our branch will be holding one of her workshops - Venetian Purses - on Saturday 9 June 2012.

Meeting time: 7.30 pm
Fee £4
Venue: Padgate Methodist Church, Tidal Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 3JU

For further information contact tel: 01925 815932.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Batik, Nuno Felt and Machine Embroidery

3 May 2012 Jenny O'Leary

Jenny is a practicing artist and teacher with over 20 years teaching experience.  Jenny's talk will be about:

  • Batik on tissue paper and silk
  • Nuno Felt and
  • Machine Embroidery

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

Fee: £4

Venue: Padgate Methodist Church, Tidal Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 3JU

For further information please contact tel: 01925 815932.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Blackwork Journey - New Beginnings

Warrington Branch


1 March 2012 Elizabeth Almond Blackwork Journey – New beginnings

Come and join our branch meeting on 1 March where Elizabeth Almond will share her love of Blackwork Embroidery.

She has worked as an embroiderer, lecturer and tutor for many years and is especially fascinated with blackwork, whitework, counted thread techniques and crochet. Throughout her career she has taught classes in community education, given talks and day schools to groups throughout England, exhibited and worked to commission.

Her recent interests have been in developing alternative approaches to blackwork away from the historical concepts, hence the logo. Islamic architecture and geometric design are major influences on her designs as she has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and Asia finding inspiration for her most recent work.

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

Fee: £4


Padgate Methodist Church, Tidal Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 3JU


For further information please ring:  01925 815932


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Welcome to Warrington Embroiderers' Guild Blog

Welcome all, this is the blog for the Warrington Embroiderers' Guild.

We will keep you up to date with all our meetings, events, trips and workshops.

We meet at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of every month (except January and August) at Padgate Methodist Church, 327 Padgate Lane, Padgate, Warrington. WA1 3JU.

From non-embroiderers up to the expert, we encourage all to learn about and enjoy embroidery as an art. We have a varied programme and visitors are very welcome.

If you require any information, please contact Cathy Johnson on 01925 815932 or via email