Thursday, 24 May 2018

Goldwork Insect stitch club with Jacqui Armitage Saturday 16th June 2018

Requirements list - Beetle

Felt for padding
Black seed beads + 2 larger beads for eyes
Fine purl pearl
Jap T71 or 3-ply twist (can be coloured)
Check purl - can be coloured
Smooth/rough purl -  can be coloured
Metallic thread
4" hoop
large chenille needle & 8" of coton a broder 5
sewing kit, scissors, taking cotton etc
6" silk + backing material for support
seed beads to match your colour scheme
buckrum &brooch clip

Requirements list - Dragonfly

Felt for padding
fine florists wire (30g)
2 colours of organza (to fit 8" hoop)
Check purl - can be coloured
Smooth purl -  can be coloured
Either gold/coloured 3ply twist or gold jap
Embroidery needle
8" hoop
large chenille needle & 8" of coton a broder 5
sewing kit, scissors, taking cotton etc
Fabric + backing material for support
Metallic thread for legs/veins, seed beads
Sewing thread to compliment organza
small bugle beads + 2 larger seed beads for eyes

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sheila Walker's stitch club Stitched drawing 19th May 2018

Dear Sheila
I really enjoyed your stitch club last Saturday and thought you may like to see what I did with my experiments when I got home.
The tiny blue flowers in example one are real. I followed the method I’d been shown in April’s Stich Club. I don’t know what their name is but way back when I was a kid used to call them Dolly-blue-eyes.
In example 2 the two trees on far right and left were covered with organdie one piece had an orange flower pattern printed on it.
Many years ago when I lived in Essex there was a shop in Maldon that sold bankrupt and fire damaged stock. For very little money I bought rolls of the material that silk flowers are made from. The yellow material I used for the leaves were roughly scribbled on with felt tipped pens and then cut out. The tiny coloured buttons were a lucky find in the charity shop on Burton Road.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Piano Hinge Book with tutor Christine Plummer, Friday evening 25th May 2018

40-50 A4 sheets of paper (pages)
A4 x 2 or slightly larger sheets (for the covers)
BBQ stitcks if you have any, but don't buy specially

The book you make can be used at the Rosemary Firth Workshop

Rosemary Firth – Sketch Books for Textile Artists
Workshop Saturday 30 June 2018 10-4 with Lincoln Bailgate EG
£25 for branch members (£30 for non members) to be paid at time of booking. 
Workshop will be held in a room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Skellingthorpe Rd, opposite the petrol station on the Birchwood Avenue junction.

Rosemary Firth                              
We will be developing ideas for projects in sketch books

I taught art in schools for 16 years before leaving to open an art gallery. After my lease ran out I decided to continue my classes, so I now run painting and drawing classes and textile art classes at my home in Doncaster. I produce and exhibit my own art work; for more information go to my website

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Stitched Drawings with Sheila Walker - stitch club Saturday 19th May 2018

Bailgate stitch club and YE will both be on Skellingthorpe Rd as usual. Any further details from Sheila

A very quick fire, spontaneous and fun workshop, this requires no particular drawing or painting skills, just a “willing to have a go” attitude. In response to your own inspiration, the morning will be spent creating a collage background which will be drawn and painted on to, then the afternoon will be spent relaxing with needle and thread.

  • A selection of papers eg. brown, handmade, cartridge, tissue, old book page, music, patterns, graph paper
  • A selection of neutrals eg. calico, cotton organdie. Scraps of something with a previous life -table linen, handkerchief, scarf. Or scraps left from a previous project.
  •  Inspiration - A selection of your own photos, sketches, and objects which relate to your chosen subject.
  • Small pot white emulsion or gesso. (Other light colours will do)
  • Drawing equipment - a range of pencils and coloured pencils, eraser, ruler, sharpener
  •  PVA glue
  •  Scissors
  • Acrylic paint - a few colours relating to your images. Water pot, small palette, an old credit card or similar
  • Small set of water colours, bottle of ink and brushes
  • Small selection of threads relating to colours from your design source. And basic sewing kit.
  • Plastic to cover table and an apron may be useful.
Please don’t worry about bringing everything as Sheila will bring some supplies.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Michelle Maloney, stitch club tutor where we created giftbags using petals and leaves - Saturday April 21st 2018

What a wonderful use for bondaweb and how amazing the petals survive the iron. We all enjoyed our day with Michelle and some of us had completed bags and others were well on the way.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Sue Stone Friday 27th April 2018

Come to the talk Woman with a Fish
Portraits by Sue Stone
at the Bailgate Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

Friday 27th April  2018, 7-9
at Bailgate Methodist Church Hall, 
Lincoln, LN1 3AR 
branch members free; others may give a donation

Sue Stone is a UK based textile artist who studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and then Embroidery at Goldsmiths College in London. She is current chair and exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Currently Sue Stone has a retrospective exhibition of mixed media textiles Remember Me? at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre 24 March to 15 July 2018 and the EG Regional Day speaker is Sue Stone “ Every picture tells a Story” Sunday 13th May 2018

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Folding thread holder - Group practical Friday 30th March 2018

 The idea was proposed by Sheila Walker and kits were prepared by Judith Snaith; Judith also provided us all with instruction sheets.

We had a lovely relaxed evening, with hot drinks, a small project to complete and take home and branch business and regional day to discuss. Judith was on hand to help with our thread holders as they developed.

See the thread holder in action on the March blog page.