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...

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Margaret's Regional Day Success!

Despite a high number of entries and the exceptional quality of the competition, our Programme Secretary Margaret Walton won not one, but TWO prizes out of the seven on offer at Regional Day on 8th June.

Margaret won the prestigious Yorkshire and The Humber Region Challenge Cup for her 3D effect picture of dry stone walls on the theme of "Regional Heritage". Margaret will keep the cup for a year until it is handed to the next recipient (hopefully also from the Halifax Branch!) and she also won a cheque for £50. 

Margaret was also thrilled to hear that she had won Third Prize in the Coats Anchor Award for her witty take on the theme of Underground, with her appliquéd carrots and their lovely feather tops. Her prize was a certificate and a smashing box of threads and stuff kindly donated by Coats Anchor. 

The competition was judged anonymously by the morning speaker Rubina (Ruby) Porter from Merseyside, who was telling us about her inspirational work with orphans in Bangladesh - read all about her at www.megonline.co.uk/sree-pur-refuge/

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