Monday, 9 October 2017

AGM together with Kay and Georgina from the Fabric Corner Friday 29th Sept 2017

Chair - Christine Plummer
Treasurer - Anne Goodall
Joint secretaries - Judith Snaith and Michelle Maloney
Programme secretary - Sheila Walker

Kay and Georgina came from Fabric Corner, Melville Street, Lincoln with a selection of textile materials and gave us a demonstation of how to make origami fabric stars

Monday, 4 September 2017

2017 to 2018 Bailgate Programme

Friday evenings at Lincoln Bailgate Methodist Church Hall

29 Sept 2017 AGM and Fabric Corner shop
27 Oct 2017 Members practical
24 Nov 2017 Paper Talks, by Jonathon Korejko
26 Jan 2018 Lincoln students studying textiles
23 Feb 2018 Weaving - Maggie Ayling
30 Mar 2018 Stitching stations by Committee
27 Apr  2018 Portraits by Sue Stone
25 May 2018 Paper making book by Christine Plummer
29 June 2018 Jewellery by Lesley Porter
27 July 2018 Marianne Young’s Collection of Interesting Textiles

Workshop and Stitch Clubs 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

see right hand side pages for more details

Monday, 31 July 2017

The Quaker Tapestry, talk by Anne Woods July 28th 2017

Anne Woods spoke at our monthly meeting about the designing and making of the Quaker Tapestry (77 panels total) which resides in Friends Meeting House, Kendal, Cumbria.  Appleton wool was used for the needlework onto specially woven natural wool cloth (not dyed).  

Flowers detail from panel D8: Botanists

Fish detail from panel F21: Friends in Canada

 Detail of the Quaker Tapestry Logo

Detail of the ship, The Woodhouse, which took the first Quakers to America.

The panels tell the story of the Quaker movement and its influence on modern world developments. Only a third of the panels are on display (in Kendal) at any one time. for more information.

photos and words by Judy O'Neill

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Practical Japanese evening with Lyn Rochester and Origami Kimonos 30th June 2017

We all sat together passing along little pieces of coloured paper, following Lyn's clear spoken directions as we folded and tied. There was little chatting as we focused on the work in hand and each of us created four little bright figures, just the right size for a book mark. While we worked we nibbled Japanese snacks and a few of us had brought along Japanese related items to add to the ambience.  

Friday, 23 June 2017

Christine Plummer's requirements for stitch club 15th July 2017

40 to 50 sheets of A4 paper ( I use different colours and weights for each page).
 Decovil Light (I will bring some for sale).
 2 hand made or brown paper for cover.
 A selection of co-ordinating papers (to decorate the outside of your book).
Buttons and lace (if desired or anything you wish to add).
Threads, thick and thin and buttonhole thread or similar to stitch the pages in.

I will bring packs of papers and Decovil for you to buy if you wish.

Pritt, PVA
Pencil and ruler
Kitchen knife (to cut the pages)
Sewing machine (optional)

Monday, 19 June 2017

Silk Shading and Goldwork a stitchclub by Jaqui Amatage 17th June 2017

As usual Jaqui was very organised with instruction sheet and pattern together with spare threads and beads. I am always rather awed by goldwork and reel with the names of the materials - gold check purl, gold smooth purl and jap were among the ingredients today. Then I take against the effect of the check purl - too much glistening for me. I realise that I have a long way to go with effective silk shading (and I have admit to being hopeless at reading instructions, but appreciate them particularly after the class). Here is work by Jacqui and some skilled followers.