The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE

Sylvia Everitt MBE - Public Speaker

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My talks are slide presentations and last approximately 45/50 minutes although they can be lengthened if required. I am used to speaking to both large audiences and small private functions. I supply all equipment and I am prepared to travel anywhere in the UK subject to travelling expenses.


The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

This talk is very much designed to accommodate my audience. If I am speaking to an Embroiderers Guild, then I tend to spend more time explaining how the embroideries were crafted than I will do when addressing a less specialised group. Although the talk is based around the embroideries, it has proved to be very successful and popular at men's clubs because of the history content. It has also been enormously successful as an after dinner entertainment.
Basically the talk gives a brief description of how and why I set out to create the Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries followed by a description, century by century of the history of the county of Staffordshire as depicted in my embroideries.



20th Century pamel of the Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries showing the rich history of Staffordshire. This is one of the ten history panels illustrating Sylvia's talk.

Open event
Friday 24th February 2012
Lichfield Heritage Centre

Sylvia will be giving her talk about the Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries as part of an Embroidery Event where you can also meet the Mercian Embroiderers.

Tickets are £5 which will include refreshments - please contact the Administrator at the Heritage Centre St Mary's Church Market Square Lichfield WS13 6LG Tel: 01543 256611.


The Replica Embroideries of Mary Queen of Scots

A history talk illustrated mainly with my embroideries

A talk about the tragic life of Mary Queen of Scots, but told from the entirely unique angle of the embroideries at which she worked to while away her long years of captivity. This talk came into being after I was approached by Dr Roger Joy to replicate some of the Scots' Queen's embroideries. I was amazed to find that Mary always portrayed the crown in some way out of alignment and I was never able to make up my mind whether she was cocking a snoop at her cousin Queen Elizabeth I or having a silent dig at herself for having let two crowns slip through her fingers..... that and much more the tragic Queen's embroideries hint at across the centuries. The talk is light-heated and anecdotal and I adapt the content according to my audience giving either more or less attention to the crafting of the Embroideries - depending on what's wanted.



Photo - Sylvia with Lesley Smith (dressed as Mary Queen of Scots) curator of Tutbury Castle on the occassion of the presentation of the Replica Embroideries of Mary Queen of Scots which are now on permanent display at the castle




My fee is £75

I charge expenses if travelling more than 10 miles from my home in Cannock Staffordshire.
Please contact me to discuss your requirements or arrange a booking.
Tel: 01543 424367




Talks by Sylvia Everitt
Sylvia's other work
Mary Queen of Scots Replica Embroideries
Henry VIII and
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