Keswick Embroiderers' Guild

We meet on the third Thursday of the month, September to May, 10am -3pm, at the Friends' Meeting House in Keswick. This is in Elliot Park, just beside Booths' carpark. Arrive at 9.45 for coffee and biscuits! We also meet informally during the Winter to work on our own projects.

We are a small and friendly group, meeting to celebrate textiles and stitch.We share between us a wide range of interests and expertise. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Thursday, 2 April 2020


Working at Home!

Like everyone else, we have been forced to cancel our face to face meetings for now. What will we do? We all have firm resolutions to carry on at home , to use up the 'stuff' in the cupboards and drawers. And for our well-being too. 
Hopefully I will be able to share some of our work here over the next days.

So, to start with, a quilt I have just finished after much delay. It was from a book by Pam and Nicky Lintott, quite old, and I loved the quilt immediately  when I saw the sample in their lovely Dorking shop. Because it was an oldish book, it took a long time to source an appropriate jelly roll, and then I wanted to enlarge the quilt , which involved a great deal of maths. Not to mention angst!

But now it's done. 

Judith's positivity panel

Pat's Calico Garden

It would be lovely to post some work by other members.
Keep safe!

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

February....... Positivity

Stitches... Lucky Dip

We had to adjust our plans for February's meeting; we held our experimental day. The theme was 'Positivity', and we focussed on a page each for our branch book. Chairman, Debbie, gave each of us a phrase as a starting point, and we decided for ourselves whether to interpret it in a stitch familiar to us, or to take up a challenge with something new.

In or out of our comfort zone, we enjoyed a day of positive stitching!

Monday, 20 January 2020

January 2020

January 2020!       

Though we haven't been online for a year (!!!), we have been very busy at Keswick Embroiderers.

Here's a sample of some of the things we've been doing......

Mandy Patullo showed us her lovely  applique technique and we used tiny scraps of fabric on vintage quilt material to stitch pictures of  garden birds .

Keswick member Enid demonstrated silk painting and we painted flowers .... 

Enid led another workshop. This time we used her sun-dyed fabrics as a background for our own embroidery......

Keswick member Val led a crewel work session .A gentle start to 2020......... Work in progress!