Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 Please note that, following the dissolution of the Isle of Man Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild, there will be no further posts on this blog.  

Information on Manx Embroiderers & Stitchers will be available on their Facebook page and on their website

Thursday, February 25, 2021

20th February 2021: Workshop on Containers

The lockdown led to the cancellation of our January Workshop (which will be rescheduled) but there was a good turnout for our February workshop, which was on constructing various types of containers.  
Theresa gave us a presentation on the types of containers which we could make and she was on hand during the workshop to give advice, so we all had a good time and produced a variety of containers. 
Some made simple zipped pouches and others made boxes or scissor keepers.  The red beaded purse 
was a kit which had been made by Helen.
The Young Embroiderers made belts decorated with sequins, which gave them the opportunity to try 
some simple machine stitching.




Thursday, December 17, 2020

 Christmas Party 12th December 2020

Our Christmas Party was very well attended as you can see from these photos.


We enjoyed a very varied sharing lunch and then set to making threaded Christmas Cards.

The adults made a Christmas Tree

and the Young Embroiderers made a star.

We also had a good display of Sewing Sisters and there are more not yet completed, so we hope to have them all exhibited next year to mark our 30th Anniversary

I hope  you all have a good Christmas and New Year and I look forward to seeing you all at our meetings and workshops next year.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

21st November - Heat Transfer Surface Design

Calum Harvey gave a talk about himself, his career and how he is currently enthused with “Heat Transfer Surface Design”.  He brought a table full of examples including small accessories such as keyrings, purses and wallets.



 This photo shows the application of vinyl to the fabric in the heat press.

Five Young Embroiderers, including two new sewing enthusiasts, all managed to complete a felt thread catcher with beautiful blanket stitch and decorated them with beads, buttons and sequins.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Young Embroiderers

 The Young Embroiderers' Wall Hanging is now complete and on display at Green's Restaurant, St John's.  An article was published in the Manx Independent and we have got a new recruit as a result from it.

Monday, November 9, 2020

 7th November

A very successful afternoon social stitching at the Bowling Green Cafe in Castletown when 13 people attended, all busy undertaking various embroidery and knitting projects.

Monday, October 26, 2020

24th October - Embroidered Flowers workshop.


This was a well attended workshop and, although it wasn't really 'tutored', Janet supplied examples, kits and good old-fashioned iron-on transfers. It was very relaxed and there was plenty of chat and sharing of ideas and advice. There were also plenty of useful books to study from the library.

Mo preparing with embroidered teacloths in the background.

The photographer left before the end, so, sorry, no finished items but Janet's piece promises to be stunning.