Welcome to the Edinburgh Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed poppies for the Liberton Kirk Poppy Project so far, the current total is just shy of 7000!
Celebration of Stitch Day 2018
On Saturday 4th August we were once again hosted by the Scottish National Gallery for the Embroiderer's Guild annual celebration of stitch day. The theme this year was hearts and what do 4 hearts stitched together make?..... A Poppy! You can guess what our project involved!
With the start of the Edinburgh Festival the city is buzzing so we enjoyed meeting visitors from all over the world, one fellow stitcher from Tasmania, seeing our event in the gallery programme, made a special point of calling in to talk about embroidery and to see our work!
Children are always keen to get involved and many did, not only stitching poppies but also taking the opportunity to practice their english whilst telling us all about their home countries and how they were enjoying Edinburgh.
These days are always enjoyable for us to be involved with especially seeing the real joy and pleasure that people get from being able to join in and make something.
By the end of the day visitors to the Scottish National Gallery had made 68 poppies, a great contribution to the Poppy Project!
Thank you all.
Just a small selection of the total number of poppies contributed so far!
Easy Knitted Poppy Instructions
Size 6 needles or near. Red double knitting wool (100g £1 in pound shops makes about 18)
Cast on 52 stitches
8 rows of rib - 2 plain 2 purl
Rows 9, 10, 11 k2tog
Run darning needle through remaining stitches to draw up and sew seam. Pull to flatten.
Add dark button, circle of felt or fabric, thick wool to make centre. 5-6 ins diameter is ideal.
It would be really helpful to attach a safety pin or approx.10cm wire tie to the back of the poppy to attach it to netting.
Monthly Stitching in the Scottish National Gallery
On the 2nd Wednesday of each month we will be stitching in this beautiful venue, working on pieces inspired by works of art in the Scottish collection.
You can watch, ask questions or bring along your own pieces and enjoy stitching with like-minded people.
Why not add a few stitches to the communal piece devised especially in celebration of the reopening of the Scottish collection at the Scottish National Gallery.
Drop in to one of the Wednesday sessions (each run between 10:30am and 3:30pm)
The images below show some of the projects being worked on during the Monthly Stitching at the Gallery
Chairman's Challenge 2016/2017
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Textile Journey Books
The Textile Journey Books are shaping up nicely, some titles are proving more of a challenge than others but it's inspiring to see how others have interpreted the theme.
Take a look at the gallery below to see some of the wonderful contributions already completed.
The Paisley Project
Thank you to everyone who has made paisley motifs for this project; we have sent 23 to be included in the hanging that will be unveiled at the Scottish Regional Day.
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