Sunderland Embroiderers’ Guild Christmas social

I’m a member of the Sunderland branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, and today was our Christmas social afternoon. As well as a raffle and a sales table, plus very nice mince pies, everyone’s rainbow squares were on display. The eagle-eyed amongst you might spot two and a half of mine! The ladies of the committee…

Newcastle upon Tyne Embroiderers’ Guild open day

I didn’t sew a stitch this Saturday, but I had a very good reason: I spent a very happy day at the Embroiderers’ Guild Newcastle upon Tyne branch open day. I was a member of the Newcastle branch for many years (I’m in the Sunderland branch now), so it was a lovely opportunity to catch…

Rainbow squares – green

The last of the squares I’ve done as part of an Embroiderers’ Guild group project, and I think my favourite. This time, the outline is chain stitch in Gutermann gold metallic thread (the sort that comes on a reel, like sewing thread, and is horrible to work with), and the filling-in is split stitch. I…

Rainbow squares – red

The second of the squares I’ve done. 4″ square again, and more goldwork, but really in gold this time. The trunk and stems are in couched no. 8 Jap gold thread, and the leaves in rough purl and bright check purl. The trunk is worked on one layer of yellow felt, and the leaves on…

Rainbow squares – blue

As a group project, all the branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild in the North East Region are currently working on rainbow squares. These are 4″ squares in rainbow colours, to be worked in any technique. Each branch is doing things slightly differently, but my branch, Sunderland, is covering all the colours. All members have been…