The Guild Challenge for 2017 :-)


The Guild Challenge.

For 2017 we have again set the members a challenge – this time to take the packet of materials and produce an embroidery with the theme of bird(s).

Let your creativity begin:-)

Check Trish burr’s blog for some amazing embroidered birds… Trish Burr’s blog

 

Year 2016-2017 at Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild


Here is the recap of what we did at KEG during the year:

Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild Exhibition 2016

This took place in October 2016 and was a great success.

Mary Hicmott Master Class  In November 2016

In November Mary came to Kenya for a holiday and whilst here taught a single master class in canvas work using both wools and perle threads which was a great success.  The kits came in several different colours .

EAWL  Homecraft

Also in November 2016 the EAWL held its annual Homecrafts exhibition.  Many members entered items and won prizes.  We had a stand displaying the guild kits and a table selling kits, threads etc.  It generated quite a lot of interest in the guild.

The Guild Challenge

In the early part of 2016 we set the challenge which was to embroider a design which was printed onto the fabric.  Even though nearly 30 kits were sold, there were only 4 finished items but they were stunning.  Susan Crous won with her multicoloured one, shown on bottom right.

Amazing embroidery techniques learned and kits done during each KEG monthly meetings 2016

There was an embroidered lace tissue cover, a Shashiko and Shishi mug bag, canvas work on card, canvas work humbug, candlewicking cushion, drawn thread work sampler, embroidered ipad cover and a blackwork card.  wow!!

Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild AGM 2017


Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild held its 10th Annual General Meeting on 11th May 2017. At the AGM Chairman’s Gail Langton announced her decision of stepping down as a KEG chairman.

Outgoing Chairman’s Message

I cannot believe it is May 2017 already.  Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we were getting ready for the exhibition and nearly a year has passed.

I am sorry for the lack of newsletters in this time –with so many of the committee travelling etc the newsletter slipped through the cracks as it were.  Still we hope to be better this year!  So this newsletter might be a little longer  than normal as I will try and capture the past year’s event in one!!!

As many of you know we held the AGM on the 11th of May and I stepped down as chairman.  It had been a decision not taken lightly but i do feel that after 10 years at the helm it is time for the boat to be steered by someone else.  I will still be heavily involved with the guild – after all it was my baby and i have loved seeing it grow and change into the thriving Guild we have today.

KEG 2017 Committee

Chairman Vicky Cole
 Co Vice Chairman Ravinder Chana
Co Vice Chairman Mamta Shah
Secretary/Treasurer Frances Cattermole
Treasurer Shila Shah
Membership Bubby Ghataure
Library Anita Eden
Catering Nita Shah
Catering Rupal Patel
PR Bharti Shah
Immediate Past Chairman Gail Langton

The Magical Art of Stitches 7th-9th October 2016


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Stitch fun series – Ebroidering different types of petals


Good morning! Sharing with you all today one of the link from Mary’s website of embroidering different types of petals.

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Do you want to add more variety to your hand embroidery projects by stitching different types of leaves or flowers?

After all, when you look at flowers and foliage in their natural setting, they’re rarely exactly the same!

Since flowers and leaves are probably the most common motif in hand embroidery, it’s good to have a whole arsenal of stitching techniques on hand for embroidering them.

Here are sixteen different ways you can embroider leaves and flower petals.

Read more 

Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild AGM 2016


Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild held its 9th Annual General Meeting today the 12th of May 2016. At the AGM Chairman’s Gail Langton annual report was read and the financial report was presented.

At guild we do lots of interesting projects, learning of embroidery techniques and master classes. This year we did master class with Mary Hickmott, a renowned embroider from UK and the publisher of magazine New Stitches. Do check Mary’s blog by clicking on the link Mary Hickmott

The yearly embroidery exhibition by KEG is coming up in October 2016. Once again we are looking forward to some exclusive pieces of work done by our members. We are looking for Sponsors, if interested do get in touch with us.  The money raised helps us to conduct yearly masterclasses in embroidery by some renowned embroiders .

Membership is due for renewal, at 1500/- for the year.

Mary Hickmott’s Master Classes in February 2015


Once again to teach beautiful embroidery techniques Mary Hickmott is visiting us in February 2016.  Techniques like canvas work, cut work, applique and crewel work, a counted beadwork sampler and a more ambitious stump work project will be some for the master classes . For a sneak preview of the applique and crewel work design, go to Mary’s blog (Mary Hickmott Designs).

Master Classes These will be taking place in February. The dates are 16th, 17th and 18th and 23rd, 24th and 25th February 2016.

1.Canvas work – worked with Perle 5 on canvas. There will be three choices of colour, blues, pinks and autumn colours.

2. Cut Work – worked on white fabric with white thread

3.Paisley Project – as shown above, using appliqué and embroidery.

4. Beadwork samplers-There are four different colours of these – the option to purchase the other colours to make a set will be available

5.Stumpwork-This will be a two day master class, one day in each week so that you have time to work on the project before doing the second part.

 

 

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