Our group meet on the last Wednesday of the month at held at:
South Wootton Village Hall
Church Lane, South Wootton, Kings Lynn PE30 3LJ
See Programme for Details of our speakers and workshops.
Welcome to the new Embroiderers Guild year.
The first meeting was attended by 15 members for the AGM.
Jenny Furlong (Chairperson) welcomed everyone to the meeting
Guest Speakers Tim and Dickon – Re-development of Norwich Castle
A project is underway to redevelop Norwich Castle, including the Great Tapestry Project.
This is a community project involving about 50 volunteers. An application has been made for a grant for £9m to contribute to a £13.5m redevelopment project.The aim of the project is to give visitors an understanding of the castle as it was in its original lay out, function and decoration. There is a plan to have a Norwich tapestry/embroidery which will be 18 metres long and will be hung in the re-constructed King’s Chamber.The aim is to recreate the Bayeux tapestry using the same traditional Bayeux stitch, progressing the story after the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror claiming his place on the throne. The hope is that the tapestry will be completed for the grand opening of the re-developed castle in June 2020.
More volunteers are needed to assist with making the tapestry. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the tapestry project group which meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Anyone interested can contact Dickon by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The highlight of the year must be the Summer Exhibition – Time and Tide, which has really helped to put us back into the public eye. Our lovely new display boards certainly upped the standard of display. Visitors’ comments were so complimentary and a great weekend was hopefully had by all.
Jenny Furlong and Ruth Holmes are standing down from the committee. Both were thanked for their long-standing commitment and tremendous hard work for the branch.
Chairperson – Ruth nominated and proposed Anita O’Neill and Cathy seconded. Anita was elected.
Vice-chair – Helen proposed Heather Taylor and Julia seconded –
Heather was elected.
Treasurer – Cathy proposed Rosemary Adcock and Christine seconded –
Rosemary was elected
Secretary – Cathy proposed Sandra Summerfield and Rosemary seconded – Sandra was elected.
New committee member – Maggie Smith
Other committee members are:
Chrystal Adcock, Christine Booth and Cathy Friend
It was agreed at the last committee meeting that a person’s first attendance at a branch meeting will be free. The cost for guests thereafter is £7 per meeting
The 100 hearts display will be in Norwich Cathedral 01 – 30 November.
Summer Challenge – Christine Booth’s flowers were voted first place in the members’ choice.
There will be a Branch table at two Christmas Fairs :-
St Margaret’s Church 24 November
Swaffham Assembly Rooms 01 December
Another new year offering us opportunities to get creative. Looking forward to new learning new techniques and using new as well as old materials.
We have great speakers to wow us with their work and then in some cases show us the techniques they use to create them in workshops.
A new year is also a time to reflect on the past year. What has been great about it? what has not been so great and can be improved?
As a group we need to move onwards and upwards. How will we do this?
There have been many suggestions including changing to daytime meetings with a talk in the morning and a workshop in the afternoon. Moving from a weekday to a weekend. As well as having less talking and more learning.
All great and valid suggestions which we as a group need to look at and decide what will be best overall. Of course we are always open to further suggestions to improve and grow our group. To do this just send a email to a committee member or submit your suggestion during the meetings at Any Other business. Of course if your shy you can just have a quiet word with a committee member who will present your idea during the meeting on your behalf.
KING’S LYNN EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD – YOUNG EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP
Ages 8 – 18
Date of next session to be confirmed
Tesco Community Room, Hardwick, King’s Lynn
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