Get Creative this Month with the Embroiderers’ Guild on the Isle of Man!

The Get Creative Festival ( 17th to 25th March, aims to shine a light on all the fantastic cultural activity which takes place across Britain, encouraging everyone to have a go at something new and imaginative.

During the festival, the Isle of Man Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild will be holding a Celebrate Stitch Day from 10.00am until 4.00 pm on Saturday 24th March at St Andrew’s Hall, St Ninian’s, Douglas.

Entrance is free, with demonstrations of silk-flower making, stuffed ribbon coasters, redwork, free machine stitching, hand stitching and other types of needlework, with the opportunity to join in too. Members of the Young Embroiderers will also be at the event, so children will be welcome if accompanied by an adult. Mananan’s Cloak, made by the Embroiderers’ Guild to mark the Millennium will also be on display, together with lots of information about workshops which will take place during the next few months. Details of both these and past workshops can be found on the blog (

Membership of the Guild offers opportunities to learn a wide variety of techniques (guided by experts) with examples of work produced by current members at previous workshops also on display during the day.

Refreshments will be available, together with a raffle, sales table of books and various needlework supplies. Further information is available from the Chairman, Marilyn Cullen, on 843325 or

Valerie Caine

© February 2018

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