Sunday, 9 December 2018

Robyn Smith working with embellisher and drum carder Stitch Club 19th January 2019

Depending on the number of embellishers or people we will try and makes a small panel that can be inserted in a bag or book cover.

Here is a list of bits you can bring if they want to take part. Robyn will bring loads as usual and her embellisher and drum carder which people are free to use together with dry felting needles. 

You are welcome to bring a selection of:
Silk fabric
Chiffon’s or organza
Muslim, scrim etc
Wool fabrics
Printed fabric
Wool tops
Silk tops
Yarns and threads
Beads and sequins
Sewing kit and scissors

You don’t have to have all these as Robyn will have them available too.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Jan 25th Workshop with Karen Lane (Bailgate Embroiderers' Guild, held at Mansions of the Future, opposite Lincoln Railway Station

The workshop will take place on the last Friday in January 6.45 to 9.00.

Karen Lane will provide kits for the workshop (£4.50 each) and comprise of the following.....
A4 tracing paper x2
A4 55gsm Tyvek x2
A4 30gsm Lutradur x2
A4 interfacing x1
She will provide two designs for fossils which can be traced and applied to the Tyvek so, although it’s unlikely you will have time to make two pieces on the night, you can have the option of which you use once the Tyvek has been distressed (unpredictable results, so two gives a choice).

Participants will need to bring.....
Inktense, acrylic or watercolour paints with a brush or sponge for applying
Basic sewing kit with pins and embroidery threads
Craft knife and cutting mat (or small sharpe scissors)
Pencil for tracing designs
Cotton fabric for their backing in whatever colour they intend to work with. 

See more of Karen's own work at

Sunday, 18 November 2018

17 November Stitch Club – Michelle Maloney with Christmas decorations

Sweetie wrappers were used to create bright Christmas decorations

Monday, 12 November 2018

Kick Start with Christine Plummer 24th Nov 2018

Kickstart Workshop Saturday 24th November 2018
10am - 4pm £35.00
with Christine Plummer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Skellingthorpe Rd. Lincoln.
We will be experimenting with layering techniques. In the morning we will be making three samples
using paper, paint, fabric and stitch.
Experimenting with Bondaweb, Vilene and burning, then in the afternoon, looking at how you can
develop your design from your starting point.
I will supply all the materials for the morning.
Any ideas/inspiration, photos, images, books etc. you wish to base your work on.
Brushes, rollers, water pot.
Newspaper, magazines.
Sewing machine if you wish. (I will bring mine).
Small selection of theme coloured fabric and thread.
Heat gun, soldering iron if you have one. ( I will bring mine).
Usual sewing kit.
There will be two further sessions in January and February to discuss your work and help you
develop your theme.The dates for the workshops will be decided on the 24th of November and are
included in the price of the original workshop.
To reserve a place on this workshop contact Mary Paulger.
Many thanks,
Christine PlummerMembers would have to pay £35 to attend. With the topic Geology and Fossils Christine would help students to explore and develop techniques to achieve work of exhibition quality.  She will encourage students to experiment with different mediums and help students to develop their own techniques. We hope to have at least eight members involved in this project. Students would be encouraged to do their own individual projects – but after the one day workshop Christine would still offer advice and help to enable them to complete the project with the aim to put work into an exhibition.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Lincoln Bailgate books - made by winners of competition 26/10/2018

Winning book made by Sheila with the theme of leaves

Two of Sheila's pages

Second book made by Louise

Third book made by Brenda

Friday, 26 October 2018

17 Nov – Michelle Maloney – Christmas decorations

Base fabric of cotton or calico about 12inches square
Felt squares - colour of choice
light weight vilene
sheer fabrics such as organza or chiffons
sweet papers such as Roses/Quality Street, foils and coloured pieces 
threads - machine, variated cottons and metallics
beads and sequins
embroidery hoop
sewing machine
sewing kit - scissors and needles

Use sweet wrappers, foils and sheer fabrics with machine embroidery to create a rich jewel like surface to use in making Christmas decorations.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Earth Inspired Art Exhibition by Jaq MacCaughern Oct 15-26

A variation of 2D and 3D works which are inspired by the earth and how it was formed, all showcased in the Chapter House.

Inspiration for Kick Start this year