Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild

Members and visitors will have a treat in store at the next meeting of Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild which will take place on Saturday, at 2pm.

The talk will be Tudor Costume - Bringing History to Life by Julia Soares-McCormick.

Julia will bring life-size Tudor costumes, including ones similar to those worn by Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I, as well as explaining how she made them and the research she needed to do.

In addition, she will be accompanied by her husband dressed as King Henry VIII.

There will be an opportunity to look carefully at the costumes and their construction so it promises to be a fascinating talk.

The venue is the Costello Centre on Bailiffgate and visitors will be very welcome (admission £4).

The branch has been very active recently as members have taken part in two workshops, colourful Millefiori Madness using basic stitches and a traditional Hardanger piece of embroidery in white.

Talks have included how textiles are conserved at the National Museum of Scotland and how to use bleach or similar to remove sections of colour from fabrics.

In addition, members took part in a stitch-in at Alnwick Playhouse as part of the National Stitch Day.