Curriculum Vitae of Marguerita McBride
Artist's Statement

Current CV


Qualifications and Training

2014     EG Summer School; Elements of design with Alex Jacob-Whitworth
2014     One Step On summer school: Design to Stitch with Sandra Meech
2014     Angie Hughes workshop weekend with Ribble Valley Quilters
2013     Exploring Devore with Dionne Swift
2013     Stitch and Print for the Adventurous, Kate Horner
2013     Encaustic Wax Art with Sue Tyldesley
2013     Making books with Isobel Hall at EG Summer School  
2012     City and Guilds Design and Embroidery Parts 1 and 2.
2005-2012     3-D Quilting, Machine Embroidery, C&G qualifications at SofST
2011-2012     Embellishing with Sandra Coleridge
2011 / 12     The basics of dyeing and printing natural and synthetic fabrics/threads, making printing blocks and many aspects of working with silk / cocoons. Pauline Parker at Catforth
2011 cont:    

Ruskin Lace with Karen Quickfall. Ongoing weekly classes / weekend workshops.

2011     Silk Screen Printing with Jane Jellicoe  
2010     Machine embroidery with Val Holmes
2014     Martin Mere with One Step On Textile Artists
2013     ArtHouse, Southport with Parbold Embroiderers Guild
2013     Astley Hall, Chorley with One Step On Textile artists

Organisation Memberships


One Step On Embroidery and Textiles Group

Parbold Embroiderers Guild


Artist's Statement


I grew up learning to embroider, dress-make, knit and crochet and studied needlework to O-Level. I made clothes for myself and my children, embroidered pictures and created my own designs for Assissi work. After doing full time work and no stitching for quite a few years I was inspired by seeing display quilts at Eccles Farm Needlework Centre and learned fabric manipulation techniques there, making a 3-D quilt. The Design and Embroidery exhibition held there for C&G students in 2007 was inspirational; I enrolled and completed my Certificate in 2012. 
I am particularly fond of pattern and colour. I have explored different ways of colouring both natural and synthetic fabrics and developed techniques for colouring black silk and for stabilising fabrics that fray easily.  I enjoy embellishing and machine embroidery, adding in beading and hand stitching. I continue to learn Ruskin Lace and I enjoy knitting/felting bags. I am working with Evolon / Lutradur to colour and print base fabric for stitch as well as developing designs with transfer prints..


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