Vera Bradshaw Day 25th February

​About 22 of members gathered for our third annual “Vera Bradshaw Day”.Vera was a branch member for many years and we have named one of our yearly meetings in memory of her. The day-long day workshop is intended to be dedicated to finishing off... continue reading

Jenny Adin-Christie

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Our Christmas Lunch 2015

​Traditionally every year, members of Reading Embroiderers’ Guild get together in early January to enjoy a belated Christmas Lunch. This takes place in the restaurant of the catering school department of Reading College/ TV University, where students ... continue reading

Christmas Party 2014

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Events Programme

​We now have an additional option on the programme page which is labelled 'other events'.   I will use this to give information on events in the SEW Region, at EG House and notice of exhibitions etc that go on the notice board.  ... continue reading

Making 3D Strawberries with Heide Jenkins

​As always with Heide's classes, we all had a great morning.   Her explainations and notes were very good and she had plenty of material for those of us who have very little red material in our collection.  Heide gave us some good tips, such a... continue reading

​History of English Ecclesiastical Embroidery with Suellen Pedley

​Suellen Pedley gave a comprehensive and very interesting talk on English Ecclesiastical Embroidery.   She started with the fragments of vestments found in St Cuthbert's tomb in Durham dating from the late 9th / early 10th century.  The work w... continue reading

Day Workshop 9th April: ‘Armenian Needle Lace’ with Pat Trott

Pat Trott brought with her some lovely examples of Armenian Needle Lace made by her Mother, who was Armenian. She described learning these traditional skills from her Mother at a young age and was enthusiastic about this rich heritage. She demonstrated to... continue reading

Folded Secrets with Ruth Smith (Day Workshop)

​ 'The folded secret pockets workshop.....I absolutely loved it, even if I did cut a wrong bit which then had to be stuck inelegantly with cellotape!I found my hand wobbled a bit when trying to cut out the required pieces of paper, which of co... continue reading