Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Textiles in Focus 2009

Information about the TIF exhibition is now available. If you want to attend the lecture or take one of the many classes available then you need to send off a stamped addressed envelope soon. This is a great exhibition at a time of the year when there is little going on. Cottenham is just off the A14 on our side of Cambridge.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Open Studio

I'm opening my 'Studio' as part of Art on the Map this weekend (11/12 October).

I'd love to see you if you've time to pop in

email me for directions -

Janet Taylor

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Luttrell Psalter at The F & E Show

The photographs are great.

I wish I could have been there to see it displayed in all its Glory.

What a feather in the cap for all who participated....tell me how are you going to top it!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Stitch in Kyme

Quilt & Craft Exhibition -- Saturday 18th October 2008
At St.Lukes Church,North Kyme,Lincolnshire[on A153]

10am -5pm....Admission £2.50[incs cuppa] cons:£2.00
Children[with adults]free
Proceeds to Church and Village Hall.

Traders, Sales tables, Demonstrations and
Refreshments will be available in the Village Hall
Vacherie Lane.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

The Luttrell Psalter at the F&E Show

It took six hours to put up the exhibition, but we were very pleased with the way it looked. We had one of the largest stands at the Show.

I never expected the reaction we got - the visitors absolutely loved it. So many people said it was the best they'd seen all day.

The letters created a lot of interest and many people thought they were stitched on leather - luckily we had a little sample with us so we could explain the technique to people.

Beaky was very popular (and is thinking of setting up his own fan club). I'm sure he had a run round overnight. He does look evil doesn't he.

The 16 foot banners we had at The Collection were split up so we could include them in the exhibition. The vessels looked good and provided another dimension.

People were very interested in our work with HMP Morton Hall and were very impressed with the standard of the work.

The Young Embroiderers work also attracted a lot of attention and the visitors loved the colours and the cheekiness of the work.

WAG Screen loaned us some of the costumes from their film, but we had to leave the ploughman behind as we ran out of space. I'm sure we got some funny looks driving up the A1 with the bodies in the back of the car!
Thank you everyone who made work for the exhibition, Mavis for lending us her copy of The Psalter, to Heather for her help setting up and stewarding and to Jackie, Annette and Mary for stewarding. It's been great fun.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

We'll be at the Fashion & Embroidery Show

We've packed everything up from The Collection now and everything's ready to go to Harrogate tomorrow. We'll have all the Luttrell Psalter work (and more) from the Stitch the Fantastical exhibition and some of the costumes will be there too.

Come and find us on Stand E52

Friday, 5 September 2008

Exhibition at Hub in Sleaford

Sleaford Embroiderers have their bi-annual
exhibition at the Hub running from the 4th
September to the 14th. Please come and view
the 24 panels which make our challenge
"On the Waterfront", Over 200 atc's, plus lots
of other fantastic, creative and (occasionally)
amusing stuff.

Hope to see you there,


Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Goldwork Guild

Message from Jacqui Armitage -

There are still some places left for the Goldwork Guild meeting on Sunday 8th June, at Sudbrooke Village Hall, starting at 2:00 pm.

Cost is £4.00, tea, coffee, biscuits provided, form is downloadable from the guild website on the events page

People are asked to come with basic sewing kit, and a piece of goldwork they have worked..... if they have one.


Welcome and Introduction
Talk by Janice Williams, founder of the guild
Practical workshop/mini project
Opportunity to purchase goldwork supplies.

Runs from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Stitch the Fantastical - Luttrell Psalter exhibition.

On Friday evening I went to the opening of the above exhibition.

The work presented by theEmbroiders Guild members is absolutely fantastic.

Attention to detail ,using lots of interesting techniques , bring the pages of the Psalter to life.

So much hard work and dedication to the project by Lincoln Bailgate members, the Young Embroiders and Fine cell has certainly paid off and compliments the film'The Luttrell Psalter.

It is well worth a visit

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Doddington Hall

We had a brilliant day at Doddington Hall on Saturday. Given that we'd had a terrible storm the night before, the weather was kind to us - cold and windy, but dry and sunny. Thankfully DH has lots of places to shelter from the wind.

Everyone took lots of photos and some even made a start in their sketchbooks.

It was a good time of year to start as everything was coming to life. We can revisit and see how it develops during the seasons.

We were very well looked after by Emma and Mike.

A very inspiring day - looking forward to see how people develop their ideas.

Monday, 4 February 2008

International textile atc and postcard exchange
Susan Lenz is organising an exhibition and wants to include atc's and postcards from anyone and everywhere. Susan has made over one hundred of each and is offering one of hers in exchange for one of yours.
It is easy to take part, just go to the blog read her instructions. It is a fantastic offer to chose the one you want to receive.
I have already bagged mine
:) Wendy

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Doddington Hall Gardens

We will be using the gardens at Doddington Hall as inspiration for some new work.

The inspiration day is on Saturday 1st March. The cost will be £5 and you need to book in advance (email Janet Taylor)

The aim of the day is to provide inspiration for you to produce some work on the theme of ‘gardens’ to go towards an exhibition in 2009. Please note that Doddington Hall is not open to the public on the day and access to the house is NOT included.

10.00 - Arrive - a cup of coffee and run through the plan for the day
10.30 - Brief history of the gardens followed by tour of the gardens
12.00 - Lunch in the cafe
Afternoon - on your own, gathering ideas and inspiration in the garden - drawing, photos, etc. Help will be available if you need it.
15.00 - Meet up again - tea & cake - talk about taking ideas forward
16.00 - Depart

We will have access to a shelter in the Kitchen Garden, which has tables and chairs.

It will be advisable to wrap up warm!

There are six acres of gardens including the walled kitchen garden and knot gardens. When we visit the snowdrops should be at their best. You will be able to purchase a season ticket for the gardens for £10 instead of the usual price of £15, this will allow you as many visits as you wish through the year.

For more information have a look at their website

"In the Garden"

There's a couple of exhibitions at Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent, that you might be interested in.

Quilts in the Garden 4-6 April

Embroidery in the Garden 20-22 June

Tickets cost £7 (seniors £6)

Website for more info