Welcome to another year of embroidery fun, as we begin again after what I hope was a pleasant break for you all. Now it’s time to either find the unfinished piece from last year and get going again, or perhaps you will show us what wonderful things you achieved since last time we met. We’d love to see them.
The committee has decided to communicate with you a little differently from the way we have done in the past. If all goes according to plan, we will, during the first week of each month, be sending out a letter in this rather more straightforward way. That doesn’t mean the beautiful magazine-type letter of the past is never happening again, but we are in the process of deciding what the best way is to communicate and celebrate the beauty, the achievements and the fun of our art.
So, for now I want to remind you that we begin meeting again next Tuesday, the 14th January, and for the Saturday ladies, we have an extra meeting (thank you, Cordelia Robinson for making this happen) . We meet on Saturday afternoon the 19th January, and again on the 26th.
This is also a gentle reminder that this is the time where we ask you to pay the annual subsidy for the Guild. It is, as you remember, a once-off payment, and we are loading the amount as follows:
60 years of age and under – R140
60-69 years – R120
70-79 years – R100
80-89 years – R80.
90 years + – free
For now we are keeping the cost of the tea the same as last year.
To end, I thought you might enjoy the following:
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. — Voltaire
Now the Earth with many flowers puts on her spring embroidery — Sappho
Our embroidery exhibition in 2016 was another fine display of awe-inspiring work. The Workshops Table below shows a tiny variety thereof. Please have a look at some of the other pieces on display by visiting our Exhibition 2016 page.
The committee is working hard to put together the upcoming Witwatersrand Embroiderer’s Guild Exhibition which will be showcasing work done by Guild members over the past two years.
The piece started by Dolly Willowstone sometime in the early 20th Century (we believe), hidden for many years in a garage, and completed this year by Veronica Talbot will also be on display — see the image at the top of the page.
Our Guild members produce the most magnificent and inspirational work. Even husbands and sons have been awed when they’ve visited in previous years. Bring them along, and tell your friends, family, and strangers you meet in the shops to pop in too.
It is being held at the Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October from 10am-5pm. There will be prizes to be won, completed items (Christmas gifts?) and embroidery supplies will be on sale, and your ticket entitles you to delicious tea and cake in our tea room.