‘Contact’ Magazine May 2020 Edition

I’m thrilled my tiny piece of embroidery has appeared in the May 2020 edition of The Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Contact’ magazine. The piece for The Embroiderers’ Guild challenge ‘NHS – Reasons to be Thankful’ is lace mounted onto card and is 4 inches square. All the pieces will be collated to make large artworks for hospitals across the UK.

I create my own embroidery under the name of Catherine Hill Textile Artist.

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May edition of Contact magazine
May edition of Contact magazine
embroidery - thank you NHS, thirty years ago you saved my mum's life, she is now on her 80's and still going strong. Thank you on behalf of her family.
NHS reasons to be thankfull embroidery

It’s the second piece I’ve submitted to the Guild this year. My previous piece was for The Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge. The topic was “My Favourite Things”. My piece was called “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”.

The Sound of the Kenwood Chef

It’s that time of year again, when I feel the pressure of yet another deadline! This time it’s for The Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge. The topic is “My Favourite Things”. My piece is called “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”.

” One of the most memorable sounds from my childhood, is the sound of my Mum’s heavy, metal Kenwood Chef, whirring away. The smell of home baked cakes, pies and bread filled the house. Saturday mornings was the highlight of the week. Me, my three sisters and two brothers, waited patiently until Mum said we could eat the first batch of warm Victoria Scones.”

Have you submitted work too? Leave a message below and let me know. I’d love to see it when the Guild next exhibits them on their stand.

The sound of the Kenwood Chef
The sound of the Kenwood Chef
The final stitch
The final stitch

It’s been a while since I’ve seen some of my other embroideries – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February 2019 and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August 2019 (which are part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition). All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Guild across the UK.

Exhibiting Three Embroideries with the Embroiderers’ Guild

I’m exhibiting three embroideries with the Embroiderers’ Guild this year. It was a wonderful to be reunited with them at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2019 at Alexandra Palace. (The light levels were a little low, hence the varied qualities of the photos)

It’s been a while since I’ve seen them – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February and appeared on The Guild Stand and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August this year, were part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition. All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Show across the UK.

‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’
Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition
Two of my embroideries in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition
‘Cheese & Onion Pie’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition
‘Time for Tea’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition

UPDATE: Thank you to my dear fellow Stitcher (and mum from school) for these photos. It warms my heart that students have been photographing my embroideries.

‘Cheese & Onion Pie’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition – student photographing my work
‘Cheese & Onion Pie’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition – student photographing my work