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The Regional Committee have cancelled our Spring and Summer schools and Regional Day for 2020. All members who had booked a place on Durham Spring School and Regional Day should have received their refund.

Durham Spring School | Harmby Summer School | Wooler Summer School

Regional Day | Regional AGM

The slide show above shows some of the works in progress from previous courses. All images reproduced with permission of the owner/maker and are copyright. Please do not copy without permission.

Our events and workshops provide opportunities for exploring, developing and sharing our passion for embroidery, stitched textiles and related arts. These courses and events also allow members from different parts of the Region to get to know each other, share ideas, develop good practice, and foster a strong sense of community within the Guild.

The workshop/courses are held over two or three days to allow development of ideas in specialist techniques. Tutors on all our courses are of national and sometimes international reputation.  Members within the Region have first call on these courses; if there are any vacancies within eight weeks of the event they are opened to members from other Regions and occasionally to non-members of the Guild.

You can read our Event Booking and Cancellation Policy here.

Other than our tutored workshops and courses, our two annual events for members to meet together are Regional Day in May and the Regional AGM in October. 

Regional Day

This whole day event is usually held the third Saturday of May at Emmanuel College in Gateshead.  There is plenty to attract members to attend:

  • Two highly regarded speakers, one in the morning, the other in the afternoon.
  • Artist/Makers’ stalls, selling original pieces of textile art, fabrics and threads and other haberdashery items.
  • Exhibition of work by one of the branches, plus other examples from our courses and travelling books.
  • Two Competitions, the entries are judged and prizes with a certificate awarded.  
  • Sales of small items for Regional fundraising.
  • Second hand embroidery and craft books sale.
  • Lunch is a time for socialising and enjoying all the exhibits. Members may bring a packed lunch or pre-order a light lunch from the College.

Pre-Booking and payment for this event is preferred. Information and booking forms are sent to Branch Secretaries/Treasurers early in the year.

Regional Day: Saturday 16th May 2020 at Emmanuel College, Gateshead.

We are sorry to inform you that the Regional Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the Regional Day for this year, in consideration of the current threat to members' health from the Coronavirus. The Committee also decided that the Spring School at Durham and the Summer Schools at Harmby and Wooler will not go ahead either.  While some of members may be disappointed, we have a responsibility to act with the best interests of our members at heart and the Committee felt that it was preferable to act decisively now rather than leave members uncertain about the programme of events for this year.


View all the competition entries and read about

the 2019 Regional Day here.

Awards for the New from Old competition

Winning entry: "Second-hand Rose" by Lesley W (Durham City)

Runner-Up: "Tea-time" by Caroline C (Richmond & Leyburn)

Members' Choice: "All Things Old & Beautiful" Sue V (Richmond & Leyburn)

Winning entries and galleries of work from our previous Regional Days can be found on the Exhibitions & Galleries page

 

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Durham Spring School

This course is held annually over three days in April, it is fully catered for all delegates to allow opportunity for participating in all workshop activities as well socialising over lunch and dinner. Residential and Non-Residential options are available which are booked through the event organiser.  Relevant information and a booking form are sent to Branch Secretaries usually in November prior to the course.  Members of the Guild from the NE Region have priority for places, followed by Guild members from another region.   Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, and if places are still available after the application booking date, non-members may book a place for an additional fee (see our booking policy document above).

Durham Spring School: 15-17 April 2020:

We are sorry to inform you that the Regional Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the Durham Spring School for this year, in consideration of the current threat to members' health from the Coronavirus. While some of members may be disappointed, we have a responsibility to act with the best interests of our members at heart and the Committee felt that it was preferable to act decisively now rather than leave members uncertain about the programme of events for this year.

 

A taster of work from the 2019 Spring School at Ushaw College:

 

Galleries of work from previous Durham Spring Schools:

Examples of work from Durham Spring School 2019. The tutors were Lizzie Wall 'Stitched collage inspired by Northumberland & Durham' (raw edge Appliqué with embroidery), and Jenny Adin-Christie 'Raised Embroidery techniques'.

Examples of work from Durham Spring School 2018. The tutors were Wendy Dolan 'Architecture in Stitch' (machine embroidery),  Alison King 'Reflections', and Shelley Cox 'Bead and Embroidery Butterfly'.

Examples of work from Durham Spring School 2017. The tutors were Pippa Foulds 'Embroidered & Appliqué Owl,  Kay Greenlees 'Sketchbooks from Scratch', and. Alice Fox 'Eco-Printing on Fabric with Stitch'.

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Harmby Summer School (Held annually in late June/early July)

This is a non-residential course held over two days at Harmby Village Hall (North Yorkshire). Relevant information and Booking Forms are sent to Branch Secretaries in early spring. 

Places are limited on this workshop and members need to book their own accommodation in the local area.  Participants need to provide their own packed lunches, as well as other meals. The town of Leyburn is a short distance away. Information for places to stay, eat etc., can be found on the Leyburn Tourist Information web site.

Summer School at Harmby: 27-28 June 2020

We are sorry to inform you that the Regional Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the Harmby Summer School for this year, in consideration of the current threat to members' health from the Coronavirus.  While some of members may be disappointed, we have a responsibility to act with the best interests of our members at heart and the Committee felt that it was preferable to act decisively now rather than leave members uncertain about the programme of events for this year.

 

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Wooler Summer School (Held annually in August)

xThis is a non-residential course held over three days at The Cheviot Centre, Wooler, Northumberland. A group meal can be booked at a local restaurant on the second night for those who want to socialise together. Relevant information and Booking Forms are sent to Branch Secretaries in early spring. 

Wooler Tourist Information Centre is a good place to start looking for accommodation if it is required (other agencies such as ‘Airbnb’ or ‘Trip Advisor’ are useful if a group of participants want to share a cottage etc).  Participants need to provide their own packed lunches, as well as other meals.  There are a number of local shops, cafes and restaurants in Wooler. 

Summer School at Wooler: 26-28 August 2020

We are sorry to inform you that the Regional Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the Wooler Summer School for this year, in consideration of the current threat to members' health from the Coronavirus.  While some of members may be disappointed, we have a responsibility to act with the best interests of our members at heart and the Committee felt that it was preferable to act decisively now rather than leave members uncertain about the programme of events for this year.

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North-East Region AGM  (Held annually 4th Saturday of October)

This half day event is usually held in the Durham area.  It is free to attend. After the business and election of new committee members, there is a speaker or a short demonstration.  Members are encouraged to socialise over light refreshments.  There may be a display of recent works and opportunities to purchase small embroidery related items to help with regional fundraising. Plus, a members' competition with an award will be judged by those attending the event.

The title for this year's AGM competition will be revealed soon.

Covid-19 virus: No decision has yet been made regarding the AGM. The Regional Committee will act on advice provided by the National Health and Government agencies later in the year. Information will be sent to Branches as soon as possible.

Members without a Branch who were intending to attend this event should contact the Regional Secretary by email secretary.nerembguild@gmail.com for further details.

Next Regional AGM: 24 October 2020:

Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Durham, DH6 5AT. Please arrive from 12.45pm.

All competition entries to be registered by 1.00pm

Competition title: t.b.c.

Speaker: Dr Mary Brooks - The Morton Cope

GDPR Compliance

Statement 1: Notice to members & visitors when they apply or register for an event

We will ask you to supply some personal information we need in order to plan and run a successful event. Your personal data will be recorded on a password-protected PC/Laptop. It may be shared in full or part between the authorised event organisers. We do not make further copies and will only retain your personal data until all the administration associated with the event is completed.

In the case of payment records, these will be processed and stored by one authorised data processer (The Treasurer or person acting a treasurer for the event) and will be retained as required by our auditors & HMRC. Retained financial information will be kept in a secure container and/or password-protected digital file. In completing an application or registration form and emailing it to the ‘event organiser’ or by completing it in writing and adding your signature, you are giving your express permission to record, process and retain your personal data. For further information please see the 'Embroiderers' Guild Privacy Policy’ available on the About Us page.

Statement 2: Notice to those who visit our exhibitions/shows/regional days/exhibition stands

When you visit an Embroiderers’ Guild event we may ask for your name and email address. This data will be held on a password-protected PC/Laptop. It will be processed by the Regional Secretary and passed to the membership administrators of the Embroiderers’ Guild. They will contact you to seek your permission for them and us to communicate with you to give you more information about the Guild and seek your feedback on your experience as a visitor to the event. If you choose not to reply to that contact or reply giving your permission and later ‘unsubscribing’ your record will be archived and, after a period of 12 months, deleted.

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