Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SEW Regional Day - 16 April 2016

Tickets are now available for the

Embroiderer's Guild
South East West Regional Day

Hosted by the Oxford Branch

Our Lady’s Abingdon Senior School,
Abingdon, OX14 3PS

Saturday, 16 April, 2016
10am - 4 pm

The day includes two fabulous lectures:

The Madeira Lecture: Contemporary Embroidery and the Relevance of Drawing

Daina Springall - In a career spanning over forty years, she has devoted more than half to full-time teaching and lecturing. Dianna’s talk will be about the textile artists of the last sixty years who have pursued the subject with professional passion. Their individuality can be seen to stem from a higher education system that valued the significance of observational drawing.

The Embroidered Narrative: Costume Embroidery for Film and Television

Michele Carragher is a Costume Embroiderer who specialises in hand embroidery and surface embellishment. Her highly acclaimed work on HBO’s Elizabeth 1 and Game of Thrones has won numerous Costume Awards. Michelle’s talk is about the path that led her to work in Film and Television industry as a Costume Embroiderer, explain how she developed her style and techniques, and give insight into how she does her job.

Member’s Competition – Any Silk, Any Thread

'Any silk, any thread, Any toys for your head
Of the new'st and fin'st, fin'st wear-a?
Come to the pedlar; Money's a meddler
That doth utter all men's wear-a'
A Winter's Tale, Act 4 Scene 4

This year’s competition commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare.
Entries are invited from all members who may take their inspiration directly from the competition title or from any aspect of the life and works of Shakespeare. Entries may be of any size and dimension, including 3D.

Entries are also invited from Young Embroiderers, whether they belong to a group associated with a branch or not,
and will be judged as a separate class.

The Shopping Mall

An opportunity to buy direct from the Region's finest textile suppliers:

Art Van Go
21st Century Yarns
Village Fabrics
plus a selection of second hand Textiles books
and specially created “Goody Bags”

All this plus tea/coffee and Danish pastry on arrival and a buffet lunch.
Tea/coffee and cake will be available for purchase at the end of the afternoon.

For more information and a booking form, please email karenroweeg@gmail.com

We would like to express our thanks to Coats and Madeira UK for their continued support

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