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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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Christmas Competition

The Christmas Competition to design a label raised £130 for our charity of the year. We had suggested that labels should be made using (at least) one of the 4 techniques demonstrated at the September meeting (trapunto, needleweaving, couching, tassels) and first and second place prizes went to labels using …

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Game of Thrones – Christmas meeting with Valerie Wilson

Valerie Wilson, textile curator at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, spoke to us about the Museum’s part in a collaboration to produce an enormous tapestry, 77 metres long (so far), depicting the storyline from the Game of Thrones. Members of the Embroidery Guild had helped embroider details onto the …

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Lisburn Textile Exhibitions

Images from the ‘Lost in Linen exhibition’ at the Island Arts Centre. This features work by a wide range of artists, designers and makers, including Heather Richardon (one of our guild members) who made ‘A dress for Kathleen’. Other highlights for me were Heather Burgess ‘Shoes and Collars’ collection, the …

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