We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!
New members are always welcome - why not call in and join us as a guest for a few months?
Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.
Our meetings vary - we have talks and workshops, show and tell - we also have lots of weekend workshops and playdays. For details of what's coming up (and what's been and gone!) check out our programme below...

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Olympic Postcards - TOGO!

As part of the Olympic celebration, every Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild was allocated (at random) a country to represent in post-card sized images, which will be displayed around the country during the Olympic Year.
These are some of the varied Halifax submissions, with inspiration being taken from the flora, fauna, stamps and traditions of Togo.

The Ryedale Quilt

On 2nd December 2011 children who took part in the Ryedale Challenge and made a quilt which won first prize at Regional Day 2011 were invited to the Halifax Branch meeting and handed over the quilt to a representative from the Forget-me-Not Trust, Sheila Dryborough. The Forget-me-Not Trust is a charity which provides support to children with life-limiting illness and their families. They have just completed the construction of a brand new purpose-built children’s hospice in Huddersfield, and are planning to welcome children through their doors for the first time early in 2012. It is hoped that the quilt with its cheery floral theme will be displayed in one of the brightly painted public areas within the hospice. The Hospice relies heavily on public donation and some of the competition prize money was also handed over to Sheila to assist with the running of the hospice.
The photo shows some of the children who took part, handing the quilt over to Sheila.