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South West Regional Day, 9 April, Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

17-20 March Sewing for Pleasure/Fashion and Embroidery, NEC, Birmingham
16 April South East - South West Oxfordshire Regional Day, Our Lady's, Radley Road, Abingdon
22-25 April Ruby Celebration Exhibition, Marlborough and District, Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge, Marlborough
Spring and Summer 2016  Capability Brown 300 Anniversary Exhibition, Croome Court, Worcestershire (Setting up of members' exhibits to take place on July 14th, removal of same on October 31st.)

Capability Brown 300

This year is the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth.

There is a project with the Landscape Institute and English Heritage to highlight and celebrate his work. Three members felt that the Embroiderers’ Guild could also contribute in its own, unique way. The Landscape Institute welcomed the guild as a Festival partner.

The Cotswold Branch is joining with the Worcester Branch to put on an exhibition at Croome Park. Worcester is staging its exhibition in the Spring, and Cotswold is following in July. The exhibition will be staged in the Temple Greenhouse.

Croome was one of Brown’s first private commissions. He became a friend of the 6th Earl of Coventry and remained so for the rest of his life, he also remained involved with the Croome estate and its continuing development. He died, aged 67, on the way home after dining with the Earl at his London house.

The Earl put up a memorial to Brown beside the lake. The inscription reads

To the Memory of Lancelot Brown

Who by the powers of

His inimitable and creative genius

Formed this garden scene

Out of a morass.

Croome and the National Trust are staging many events. This February Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust, started the year by planting a Cedar of Lebanon tree at the foot of Church Hill. The cedar is the iconic tree of Croome, seen all over the estate.

6 August National Celebration of Stitch Day - this will take place at Croome, as well as a Children's Activity day on 19th August.
11-14 August Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham
Textile Art Exhibitions (10am-4pm) Weavers Gallery, Ledbury

16-28 August  Malvern Makers

20-25 September  Adhesion

15 October, South West Regional AGM (begins 10:30am) St George's Church Hall, Harnham, Salisbury SP2 8EY

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