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THE CO MPLETE EMBROIDER Y CENTRE EXHIBITIONS January 7th- February 1st WORK BY THE NEW EMBROIDERY GROUP. A superb select ion from this Nationally renowned organisation. February 4th - March 1st ARTIFACTS AND EMBROIDERIES FROM AFGHANISTAN. An origi nal and personal col lection compiled by Nawal Gebreel. EXCLUSIVE! May 7th - June 28th THE ANCHOR EUROPEAN AWARD FOR MODERN EMBROIDERY -1996. Voirrey Embroidery is again the exclusive venue in the U.K. for the top exhibits from this prestigious bi-annual European competition . To find us, leave M53 at Junction 4 and take A5137 (Heswaii) .The Centre is open weekdays, 10-5 (8pm on the first Thursday of the month) and Sunday 1 to 5pm

The Voirrey Embroidery Centre Brimstage Hall, Wirral L63 SJA Tel: 0151-342 3514 Fax: 0151 -342 5161



PHONE/FAX 01268 271244

THE ULTIMATE TEXTILE BONDING POWDER FOR EMBROIDERY TAPESTRY KNITTING PATCHWORK QUILTING CROSS· STITCH AND MANY OTHER CRAFTS Secure small pieces of fabric before you machine or hand embro id er. You don't need a sheer fabric on the top of yo ur th e work and you can machine or hand embroider with ease wi thout getting glue on yo ur needle. Dries instantly and doesn't alter the feel of the fabric . lt doesn't absorb into the fabric and will not stain or discolour. Supermend can be used for many crafts and is ideal for attaching one piece of fabric to another, ie stabili sing patchwork quilting or applique before you sew. Use to seal down loose thread s in silk or wool. Ideal for cut and sew. Use to seal frayed edges on fabric such as tapestries and cross-stitch . Can also be used to bond fabric to paper, card.board or light wood and even paper to ca rd board so it's ideal for framing. As used by professionals and tutors in colleges , schools for textiles , institutes and for City and Guilds worldwide. FUL~Y WASHABLE , comes with a full set of ins tructions. Fully guaranteed. BSI and CE approved . Non toxic.

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Cover: Pattern in Red by Gertrude Hickson See page 12

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