Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Thank you to Layer Marney tower!

A big Thank you to Layer Marney tower for hosting
our exhibition during the first two weeks of August.
It really was a lovely place to spend some time and
we were all very inspired by the tower and it's grounds.
From left to right:
Lesley Sams (C&CEG Chair), Sheila & Nick Charrington (of Layer Marney tower),
Jackie Knowle Hughes (events organiser at Layer Marney tower)

All enjoying our end of show party buffet

Libby the gardener at Layer Marney tower has a great blog - check out the post about our exhibition here
Now it's time to start getting ready for the next one! Watch this space.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Kidstival Colchester Saturday 27th August 2011

KIDSTIVAL - Saturday 27th August

Colne & Colchester Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild will have a children’s activity tent at ‘KIDSTIVAL’ – the children’s free festival in Colchester to promote their ‘Young Embroiderers’group.

We will be in the main craft tent from 11am – 12noon and then be moving over our Embroiderers’ Guild tent from 12noon – approx 5 pm.

The theme is ‘SPACE’ so if you have children who fancy creating a ‘sock alien’ or painting a ‘space’ shoe bag come along to Castle park on 27th August for a day full of textiles fun for kids!

Free of charge!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Layer Marney Tower exhibition 1st - 10th August

Yesterday a group of us from the Colne & Colchester Embroiderers' Guild spent the day putting up our exhibition at Layer Marney Tower. It is such a beautiful place to spend the day we felt very lucky that we were putting on an exhibition there. The exhibition is in two of the rooms in the tower the 'Linen Room' and the 'Map Room'. The building is an adventure to look around, the views from the tower are stunning.

The exhibition is half way up the tower and offers a welcome rest to guests either on their way up or down the tower.
The exhibition is open
1st to 10th August 2011 (excluding Friday & Saturday)
Sunday to Thursday 12 noon – 5pm
Some of the members of Colne & Colchester Embroiderers' Guild

The Embroiderers' Guild shop in the tower
Embroidered picture on display

Beaded necklace on display

Layer Marney tower
Layer Marney knot garden that gave a lot of inspiration to our exhibition work

For more info on visiting Layer Marney Tower and our exhibition: http://www.layermarneytower.co.uk/visiting-the-tower.htm