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Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild

The N. I. Embroidery Guild was set up in 1980 to promote the craft and exhibition of embroidery. The Guild provides a focus and meeting place for people to learn new skills through lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The N.I.E.G. aims to raise public awareness of the high standard of textile art in Northern Ireland by exhibiting the work of members. Read more…

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Isobel Moore – technique samples

We had a great St Patrick’s day meeting with Isobel Moore, from East Sussex, who passed round samples for us to examine while she discussed the range of techniques that she uses. She kindly gave me permission to photograph them and put them on the website – I hope you …

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Grayson Perry at the RHA (Dublin) until 19th March

I was in Dublin this week and saw the Grayson Perry tapestries at the RHA gallery. ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ is a series of 6 large scale woven tapestries that tell the story of the fictional Tim Rakewell and his journey through English society from his humble birth to …

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Member’s Day

We had a fabulous Member’s Day meeting – all organised ‘in house’ – for which we owe a big ‘thank-you’ to Joanna MacMahon and her committee. Before the meeting we had a Bring and Buy table which raised over £200 for our charity of the year, Parkinsons UK (NI branch). …

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