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Now On Facebook
Posted on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 - 1:15 am by Westcountry Embroiderers
West Country Embroiderers is now on Facebook, join us there to see group events and news from the three counties.

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Now On Facebook
Posted on Sunday, 29th June 2014 - 2:32 am by Westcountry Embroiderers
West Country Embroiderers now have a Facebook Page where groups can add information about forthcoming events for their group. Please have a look and add any information you think might be useful to fellow members.

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Posted on Wednesday, 26th March 2014 - 7:21 am by Westcountry Embroiderers
Time to have a few days away ....... consider the WCE Residential Courses at Kingcombe, where Sandra Coleridge will be leading a group of people for two courses during May. Look at the Events Diary for details.
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Totnes Programme
Posted on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 - 12:24 pm by Westcountry Embroiderers

2014 Totnes Programme

All to be held at the Masonic Hall, South Street, Totnes 10.30-2.30pm unless mentioned otherwise

We always welcome new members. If you would like to join us please use the

"contact us" page

April 7th Linda Miller, Pictorial Embroidery. Cost :£20 14 people


Bring along a drawing, picture or a photograph that inspires you.

Using an array of threads in a variety of colours and thickness and working with your own sewing machine, you will learn how to translate your original design into your very own picture of stitches, jewellery item or embroidery piece.

Students will be guided through all aspects of creating a design, placing imagery, incorporating a background and a fore ground into their design and how to finish and present their work to its full and deserved potential.

The workshop is designed for the novice or the more confident stitcher who wishes to explore the numerous techniques and textures created by threads and stitch

10.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs. To be held at Harberton Village Hall. Please bring a shared lunch.

Requirements: Will be given to those who have signed on and paid for the workshop

April 17th. Watercolour Felt inspired by Jackie Cardy (Workshop on the Web March 2013)

https://www.facebook.com/jackiecardytextiles ( You don't have to belong to Facebook to see the pictures

Joy Frampton will lead us through making a 9-12 inch piece of waterfall felt.

May 19th Catch up

June 2nd Angie Hughes, Hundertwasser and KlimptCost £25 15 people




There`s a wealth of design inspiration in the artwork of Hundertwasser and Klimt. Perfect for a one day workshop. A simple design can be formed quite quickly using collage on cotton velvet, transfoils, sweetie foils, silks and organza, topped off with an afternoon of machine embroidery.

10.00hrs to 16.00hrs. To be held at Harberton Village Hall. Please bring a shared lunch

Requirements: Will be given to those who have signed on and paid for the workshop

June 16th Experiment with Embellishing



Margaret Trower is going to explain some of the work that she has done at Sandra Coleridge's and show us some of the methods used for Embellishing. If you would like to try some of these ideas do bring an Embellishing Machine if you have one or a felting tool http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clover-Felting-Needle-Tool/dp/B006DU7E0A

Margaret will bring an assortment of threads if you could bring a piece of felt. If anyone has never tried embellishing do let Margaret know nearer the date.

21st July Ariel Centre Challenge

Each year we have a challenge for the AGM at the Ariel Centre, Totnes. This is an opportunity to start your project

August Annual outing.

Last year we went to Bodmin and Cowslip which was enjoyed.

September 15th Mixed Media with Amanda Coates

Amanda will show us some of her work and hopefully arrange a little project for us to do.

Don't forget Stitches and Hobbycraft at Exeter this month

October 6th Llinos Spriggs, Landscapes Cost £15 15 people

Using Impressionist paintings for inspiration and a range of colouring media, capture the essence of a landscape in stitch. Complete an embroidered masterpiece in a day using simple stitches, sheer fabrics and a variety of threads or Icy landscapes and snowy scenes as starting points for some exciting hand stitched pieces using painted backgrounds, painted Bondaweb and silvery foils. The landscapes can be realistic, stylised or abstract in their design. Everything is provided. Just bring your sewing kit

10.00hrs to 16.00hrs. To be held at Harberton Village Hall. Please bring a shared lunch

October 20th Catch up

Don't forget WCE AGM at Ariel Centre

November 17thBags and Bits

Tracey has been making bags and boxes for many years. I am sure she has some interesting items to show us and maybe to demonstrate as well

December 15th AGM

Time for next year's subscription to be paid.

Show and tell followed by Mince Pies

Workshops for 2015

April: Alison Holt, Seascapes www.alisonholt.com

June: Tricia Warman, Contemporary Kantha

October: Sandra Coleridge, Embellishing www.sandracoleridge.com

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Winners Of C4C 2014
Posted on Saturday, 8th February 2014 - 2:53 pm by Westcountry Embroiderers
Winners of Craft4Crafters Competition 2014
Postcards commemorating the First World War

1st Valerie Williams Liskeard Group
2nd Ellie Holmes Liskeard Group
3rd Felicity Parry Plymouth Group

Congratulations to all who contributed to this special feature. See the winning pictures in the Gallery.

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