We are very pleased that there has been such a lot of support for an independent York group in place of the York branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild and you will see from the above that we now have a name; York Embroiderers and Stitchers. This has the benefit of a very positive acronym, YES. I shall resist the temptation to add an exclamation mark.
We also have a new home. Beginning in July we will meet at Haxby Memorial Hall from 11am until 3pm on the first Saturday of every month,with the exception of August, October and January 2022 when we’ll meet on the Saturday after.
Haxby Memorial Hall will suit us very well. Plenty of space and parking in a good location, plus a garden for al fresco lunch in the summer.The first meeting will be for informal stitching and catching up with each other, but it will also be an opportunity for the members to give their ideas and requests for future programmes and procedures, and to offer their help in any way. We would also like volunteers for running workshops and /or giving short talks. Or even long(ish) ones! We’ve had some offers and will be chasing these up. We are confident that our finances will enable us to have some external speakers from time to time throughout the year.
Many thanks from the committee for all the lovely messages we have received. We appreciate them very much indeed.