Thursday, 18 May 2017

Interbranch Study Day East Midlands Region

Sunday 17th September 2017 10.00am – 3.30pm

Thringstone Community Centre 
The Green, 
Nr Coalville, 
Leicestershire LE67 8NR 

Workshop fee £35.00 (includes refreshments)

Secret Gardens in Boxes With Book Artist Paul Johnson or
Kantha Stitching with Gill Greany or
Wool Painting with Raya Brown

more details available

25th May - 16th September 2017

Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

Grantham Museum
St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PY

East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers Guild
Fashion, Past, Present and Future…

An Interpretation in Stitch

Mary Paulger and the wind blown waiting girl; RSN Durham 2017

Mary Paulger has been working on the Royal School of Needlework Certificate Course in Durham with Tutor Tracy A Franklin. This piece of canvas work by Mary particularly appealed to me; she has caught so much in one piece – the sense of anticipation waiting by the coast, the wind, the sea and the clouds. She has used a range of canvas stitches to achieve the effect.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sheila Walker working at home April to May 2017

Here Sheila was inspired by one of Christine Plummer's hanks of various yarns within a colour range. She has worked on the fabric with hand stitch to create an incredible textural effect.

This is the result of Sheila arranging fabric scraps and bonding them onto the underlying material with an embellishing machine; she stitched on top. Again she had created marvelous textures

Monday, 8 May 2017

Looking forward to and planning the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Here our chair, Lyn Rochester has hung work that will be displayed behind our sale table. Our branch and the other branches in the county all practised putting up the work which will be a decorative, but not for sale background at the show. Lincolnshire organiser Hilary Farley provided the barn which allowed everyone to see how their work would fit onto the fencing which unites the Embroiderers' Gild branches.

Spring into Summer 2017 - Heart Cushions for Breast Cancer Patients

There are over 50 cushions made by the Bailgate branch members. They are designed to tuck under the arm to lift it away from any surgery. Our chair Lyn Rochester encouraged us in finishing off our work by having a stitch day in April at her home for all of us.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Practical evening led by Lyn Rochester Friday 28th April 2017

Lyn showed us her beautiful stitch book, with stitch examples, how they could be used in various shapes and then how a variety of stitches were used together to create an image. She had brought cotton fabric for the book leaves, thread and needles, so there was no excuse not to stitch. It was a delightful light hearted evening, enjoyed by all present.