Cruso Room

INSPIRED BY LEEK EMBROIDERY

 

The EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD EXHIBITION in the Cruso Room on the ground floor will be on display from 22nd May – 8th July 2017.  Two pieces from the exhibition can be viewed in the Gallery upstairs by the window, placed there because they can then be handled (with white gloves).
 


PLEASE NOTE that the Gallery is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays except for the first Sunday of the month.  The Cruso Room is open daily as part of the Cafe except for Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th June and is also open only on the first Sunday of the month.

 

 

The main exhibition shows work produced by East Midlands Guild members who entered a competition to create pieces inspired by Leek embroidery.  Cathryn Walton, author of ‘Hidden Lives: Leek’s Extraordinary Embroiderers’, was guest lecturer at their Regional Day and spoke about the Leek Embroidery Society with its close connections with the Macclesfield Silk Mills and leading designers such as William Morris.

The prize winners were:

Judges Choice for 1st Prize “Inspired by Leek Embroidery” by Loraine Roselli, Market Harborough Branch (This is a small delicate book on display in the Gallery upstairs).   Main picture

Highly Commended Prize “Flower Frenzy” by Mary Healey, Derbyshire Branch

 

Prize for Members’ Choice “Jacobean Tree of Life” by Sue Cork, ‘Layers of Stitch’ Grantham Branch

 

‘NATIONS OF THE WORLD IN STITCH’

In 2012 The Embroiderers’ Guild decided to celebrate the Olympics in London by asking each Branch to create a series of Post Cards for each of the Countries taking part.  About 250 Branches participated in the project, each being allocated a Country, in all 3,000 Post Cards were produced!  The work on display here represents 17 of the 18 Branches in the East Midlands Region.

 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN BEING INVOLVED WITH A NEW LOCAL BRANCH OF THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD PLEASE COME ALONG TO THE MEETING ON

Friday 30th June 11am-1pm at The Foxlowe.

Contact Pam Keeling for further information about this meeting 01332 523469

For more information about The Embroiderers’ Guild visit:  www.embroiderersguild.com

For more information about the East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild visit:   www.emreg.org.uk

Bottle-top Art

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CRUSO  ROOM    Large colourful Floral works made with Bottle-tops
ST. EDWARDS C of E Middle School Academy

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