Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus

All meetings, workshops and Social Stitching are currently cancelled.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as we possibly can.

Meanwhile, think positive- there’s all the extra time you may have in self isolation to get those UFOs finished!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

We made the press!


Sorry about the rogues' gallery, but the write  up was good!

Social Stitching on 3rd March at Greenfields café was attended by 6 members and also 3 others, who had had their interest stimulated by the Open Day. We hope that they may want to join us on a more permanent basis. They will be very welcome.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

22nd February - a successful Open Day

Advertising in the local press (Theresa) and on Manx Radio (Marilyn) paid off and we were busier than we had dared hope.

The exhibition of competition items from National Guild were super to see in reality, rather than in Contact or Stitch magazines. Our local samples though, were of equal merit and it is amazing what our members actually go on to finish from workshops or are inspired to create on their own.

Competition winners from National


Winners every one! Our own pieces.



Our visitors didn't only see finished items. Members were on hand to demonstrate their skills, or to let those who wanted, try things for themselves.


Taken before the crowds arrived!



Our Patroness, Lady Gozney, came to see us and view the exhibition. She was pictured with our Meeter- and Greeter-in-Chief! The press also photographed the committee, so buy the local papers next week!!


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Our Open Day


LOVE to STITCH
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Exhibition of Embroidery including pieces on loan from the National Embroiderers’ Guild, Demonstrations, Sales Table, Try-out sessions, and Refreshments
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St Andrew’s Church, Glencrutchery Rd, Douglas
Saturday, 22nd February 2020 10am – 4pm
FREE ADMISSION
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Children welcome with accompanying adult
For more information see www.iomeg.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday 18th January 2020 EGM and Workshop

With a good attendance at our meeting, we were able, unanimously, to pass the amendment to our Standing Orders to allow committee officials to serve longer than the previously permitted 3 year term. We also were able to plan for our February "Love to Stitch" open day and lots of members had answered the call to bring in pieces for exhibition. 

Workshop - Dorset Stitchery


16 of the 18 ladies who had signed up, were able to attend, so it was the best showing that we had had for a long time. Everyone received a kit with the  necessary materials to produce a small pouch with an embroidered front. Dorset Stitchery uses fairly basic stitches and ladies seemed to enjoy refreshing their memories of blanket, chain and feather stitch. Two even managed to complete the embroidered front and those who stayed to the end, had made very good progress.



Hopefully, most will go on to follow the instructions and complete the pouch.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Social Stitching in the Freezing North!

On Thursday 9th January, with the first snowfall on the Mountain, nine ladies made their way to Costa in the Mooragh Park, Ramsey. We were especially pleased to have Caroline with us.
It was quite a busy venue for such a morning, but the lighting was good and, as usual, it was a pleasant couple of hours with, possibly, more use of tongues than needles!!


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Saturday 14th December Christmas Celebration

A goodly number of ladies and Young Embroiderers came together at 1pm to enjoy, first of all, a wonderful contributory spread of all sorts of goodies.

And this was AFTER we had eaten!
Afterwards Our Chairman, Marilyn, had prepared kits for us to create a Christmas tree decoration.

One finished earlier and one work in progress.
A couple of hours then passed pleasantly as everyone stitched away.