Monthly Archives: September 2015

Irish Guild of Embroiderers Programme 2015-2016

IGE Workshop

IGE Workshop

The IGE schedule of events for 2015/2016 is here. We have a fantastic year planned with some great workshops and events. We hope you see you all at our monthly and welcome new members to join us. Our November meeting is held at the Knit and Stitch show, where we will have a guest speaker Bobby Britnell who will also give a class on her techniques. Our January meeting is also a week later than normal to allow for the New Year.

**Please note workshops are open to members only**

Irish Guild of Embroiderers Programme 2015-2016

September 5

Speaker           Jo Beattie        ‘Precious Memories’

September 5/6

Workshop        Jo Beattie        ‘Figures, Faces and Fabrics’ – **Fully Booked**


October 3

Mini workshops (Please contact Mary for full details)

Blockprinting/Paper and Stitch/ Curved Piecing/Stitching on metal/ Free expressions


November 14

Speaker           Bobby Britnell                        ‘From Design into Stitch’

November 12/13

Workshop        Bobby Britnell                        ‘From Design into stitch – **Fully Booked**

note that this is a 2 day workshop on the Thursday and Friday preceding the lecture


December 5

Speaker           Eithne Carey     ‘Upcycling with textiles’

Christmas treats and festivities.


January 9

Annual Swap Shop for charity and Quiz


February 6

Speaker (TBC)


March 5

Speaker           Gerry Robinson    ‘ My life in Hats ‘

March 5/6

Workshop        Gerry Robinson           ‘Hats’


April 2           

Speaker           Mary McDonnell    ‘Unorthodox’


May 7             AGM

Welcome back message from our Chairperson

Jo Beattie

Jo Beattie

The first meeting of the Guild for this year is on Saturday, 5th September and, as usual,  will be held at Mt Merrion.

The speaker on the 5th is Jo Beattie, who is coming over from the Uk, and who will be giving a workshop this weekend as well.  At this Saturday’s meeting bookings will be taken for the mini workshops to be held in October. Please note workshops are available to members only.
In November  we are delighted to be welcoming Bobby Britnell. Many of you will be familiar with her work from her books and from the sessions she gave at the Learning Curve at a previous Knit and Stitch show. She will be giving a two day workshop ‘ From Design to Stitch’ on November 12/13 ( Thursday and Friday) followed by a lecture at our meeting at the Knit and Stitch Show.  Bookings for this workshop will also be taken this Saturday .
After this weekend we will circulate a list of any remaining places for the October and November workshops to our members.
Looking forward to seeing you all again on Saturday.
Irish Guild of Embroiders Chariperson