6 November 2015

We have changed our name

Since our move to Higham Village Hall in September our name, Padiham & District Embroiderers' Guild, does not seem to have fitted us so well.  It was suggested that we change our name to Pendle Embroiderers' Guild and this suggestion was enthusiastically endorsed by all our members.  Higham is in the Pendle administrative area of  Lancashire and lies in the shadow of Pendle Hill which is a well-known and historic landmark, famous, or rather infamous, for the witch trials which took place in 1612.  Despite these sad events we are happy and proud to take the name of Pendle.

3 November 2015

Mixed Media Books

Had a visit from Sue Bartlett from Blackpool Branch yesterday to show us her lovely hand-made books. This was a taster of what's to come as we have booked her to give us a workshop in the New Year.

What a feast for the eye they are - all far too precious to actually write in I felt!  We all got very excited looking at them as they were passed around and poor Sue, who was suffering from a bad cough, had trouble keeping us in check long enough to explain how they are made.

Never mind, I am sure she could see how much we were enjoying them by the amount of conversation each one generated as it went round the group.  The list for her workshop is already more than half full, which is another ringing endorsement!  So well done, and thank you Sue.  J