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I would greatly welcome some contact with any students in either Australia or NZ plugging along at Part 1. I've at present on Module H and am feeling desperately in need of some encouragement and discussion with likeminded souls.
Dianne Zarifeh <>
- Friday, April 09, 2004 at 03:57:57 (BST)

Hello, I've just sent my last module in for part 1 C & G Embroidery and I am feeling very nervous about the assessment exhibition in May. I've still got a lot to put together but I'll get there. Good luck to everybody exhibiting.
Pat Todd <>
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 09:34:19 (BST)

Hello! I'm on the level 2 C&G; Embroidery course and have been invited to take part in the May exhibition. I still have a lot of work in progress so I am panicking! I won't have finished the course but have been told that this is fine. Is there anyone else out there taking part who is very nervous too? Would love to hear from you! Mel
Melanie Philpott <>
- Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 17:21:25 (GMT)

Hello- I'm71 and am on Module 2 of Part 2 C.andG Embroidery and am really struggling. I know it's going to take me 6 months - not three! - retiral these days means living a full life with grandchildren etc. - sometimes you wonder how you ever found the time to go out to work. Has anyone out there got passed module 2 - I could so use some chat and help. Margaret.
Margaret <>
- Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 16:23:53 (GMT)

Thanks Pat, hope your assesment goes well. Will your work be in the display in May? (not really sure how that bit works....trying not to think about it!!)
Jenny <>
- Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 16:16:19 (GMT)

Keep going Jenny. I'm now on my last module and it's taken me a long time, twice as long as normal, but very enjoyable. I've found it hard going sometimes working on my own. Good luck.
Pat Todd <>
- Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 10:09:50 (GMT)

Hello, I am just starting module 3 of embroidery 1, and have a ten week old baby (my first) so am making slow progress. Is there anyone else out there trying to pull off such a stunt? (Particularly in East Kent.)
Jenny <>
- Monday, January 19, 2004 at 21:18:20 (GMT)

I am about half way through Part II and have just started on distance learning after moving to Norh Yorkshire to look after my father. Its there any one out there within reach of York or Ripon (my movements are very limited) who would like to meet for coffee and chats? It would be nice to compare notes, at any level in Opus etc. Angela
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- Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 11:47:03 (GMT)

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foolfish <>
- Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 05:47:23 (GMT)

If there is anyone out there who could email me their experience with the Beginning modules, ie Beginning Embroidery, I would truly appreciate it. I feel like life begins when you get to C&G; levels but that is a long way off for me! Help! Liz Moreskine Brentwood, CA USA
elizabeth moreskine <>
- Friday, November 14, 2003 at 00:20:32 (GMT)

Hi, I am on module 3 of c&g; part 1 patchwork and quilting and finding the isolation tough going! I'd love to hear from anyone else on this course.
Liz Nolan <>
- Friday, August 22, 2003 at 13:12:39 (BST)

Hi! I've just started C&G; Language of Embroidery and would love to hear from anyone doing the same course, or any other course! I've been embroidering for years but this is the first time I have applied any artistic skill (i.e. drawing, mark-making on paper etc) and I am finding it enjoyable but rather daunting! Is there anyone else in the same boat? Melanie
Melanie Philpott <>
- Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 20:27:20 (BST)

Hi Everyone, Just signed up for the c+g embroidery part 1. Would love to hear from anyone else who is doing this course to have a good old chat and exchange ideas etc. Look forward to hearing from you. Laura
Laura <>
- Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 08:01:16 (BST)

I have just enrolled in The Language of Drawing and Mark Making (City & Guilds 7802 Certificate in Design & Crafts - Module 1 Light. Is there anyone else undertaking this module/course? Would like to correspond/compare notes.
Tonya Krause <>
- Monday, June 02, 2003 at 05:57:10 (BST)

I've just visited a very inspiring exhibition called Elemental Patterns at Darlington Arts Centre. Part of it is paintings in watercolour and acrylic by an artist from Whitby called Maureen Bryan.The rest are Textile wall hangings, by an artist called Christine Heath from Staithes, near to Whitby. They are absolutely wonderful. The colours of both the paintings and textiles are beautiful. Well worth a visit if you are in that area. The exhibition is on until May 17th.
Pat Todd
- Monday, April 28, 2003 at 16:14:53 (BST)

Best wishes for a happy stitiching year for all! I have an opportunity to visit Prague in February - does anyone know of any 'must visit' places that I should find to view needlework? Thanks Jean
Jean Smith <>
- Friday, January 10, 2003 at 06:24:21 (GMT)

- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 11:57:08 (GMT)

I've just visited the Royal Armories at Leeds, and in the entrance was the Leeds Millennium Tapestry, which is actually 15 panels and is superb. There are lots of different embroidery techniques used. Well worth a visit.
Pat Todd <>
- Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 19:15:01 (GMT)

Have just got back from Canterbury. There is a wonderfull embroidered panel currently on diplay at the library in the centre of the town, worked for the millenium, with a lot of stumpwork and free embroidery, it's very interesting.
Pat Todd <>
- Friday, December 06, 2002 at 14:41:10 (GMT)

Greetings I am starting on Embroidery Part I and would like to contact others in South Africa who are doing this and in particular find out where you have been able to resource reference material on the Bayeaux Tapestry. I am in Jhb. Look forward to hearing from you. Happy Stitching. Jean
Jean Smith <>
- Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 16:22:00 (GMT)

Hi Everyone, I am starting Embroidery module 1 and I am looking forward to pursuing a lifelong passion. I would like to correspond with anyone (who has the time!) about their experiences with the course. Joyce
Joyce Carrier <>
- Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 15:18:40 (GMT)

I'm just finishing module 1 and am currently working in Senegal but with a base in London. As the set book on the Bayeux Tapestry is out of print and Jan Messent's doesn't have actual images I'd like to mention the two editions available through Amazon France. If you can afford it, 46 Euros, Lucien Musset's La Tapisserie de Bayeux is a superb coffee table book. Even if you don't speak French it has every single scene shown both in detail in large format and where it is in relation to the scenes around it. The quality of reproduction is very good you can even see needle holes and tieing stitches in some of the photos. For French speakers there are 10 chapters of aspects of tapestry (borders, people, buildings, etc) followed by very detailed commentry on each scene at the side of the corresponding illustration - around 250 pages worth. Alternatively they have the museum guide: La Tapisserie de Bayeux by S Bertrand & S Lemagnen for under 5 Euros. Although not comparable with Musset it has short narrative of each scene plus illustrations of about half the scenes or partial scenes, although some are shown very small.
Charlotte Courtenay <>
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:16:28 (GMT)

Hello. I have just started part one Patchwork & Quilting and would love to hear from anyone on the same course
Lin Tarrant <>
- Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 13:23:13 (GMT)

Is there anyone out there who is also doing part two city & guilds embroidery would love to chat sometimes feel isolated. At the moment about to embark on module four
Jeannette Simpson <>
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 12:26:02 (GMT)

hello I'm visiting Canterbury in early December and was wondering if anyone knows of any embroidery collections in that area. I'm also doing part 1 embroidery, working on module 8. I would be pleased to share thoughts and ideas with others. Pat
Pat Todd <>
- Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 12:27:11 (GMT)

Hi, I am also doing Embroidery Part 1 and am just completing Module 4. I am based in Rochester, Kent, and would love to corrspond with other students and share ideas, experiences, etc.
Gerry <>
- Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 08:59:55 (BST)

Hello to all! I'm also doing the C&G; Embroidery 1 program. I am from the US - Ohio to be exact. Have just finished module 3 but will be happy to correspond with anyone doing this this program. Hope to hear from you all soon. You can e-mail me privately if you wish.
Paet Burcham <>
- Monday, October 21, 2002 at 23:56:39 (BST)

Hallo! I'm a newbie, based in the South of Ireland and I am working on Embroidery 1, module 1 at the moment. I am looking forward to getting to know you all! Martina
Martina <>
- Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 13:29:28 (BST)

nice to be back on line. Let's hear from everyone doing their embroidery 1.
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 13:14:11 (BST)

Have you considered registering for a Ezboard account to run a messaging system on ? HELLO to everyone on Part 1 Embroidery :)
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 08:12:20 (BST)

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