Thursday, 25 November 2010

November Workshop - Places Available

We still have a couple of places available for the November Workshop on Saturday 27th November at the Bailgate Methodist Church Hall.

The workshop is being run by Janice Williams and we will be doing a Goldwork Embroidered Butterfly. Cost is £20 for EG members or £25 for non-members. If you are interested in attending please let Jacqui Armitage know. If accepted, you will need to bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee/biscuits will be available throughout the day.

The workshop starts at 10:00 and goes on until 16:00.

If you have any goldwork supplies, please bring these with you, along with any beads, spangles etc. There will be an opportunity to purchase supplies as well; and remember your sewing kit!

Many thanks

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Exhibition at Lincoln Library

On now ... do come along and see our work

There's lots of embroidery to see, including work by the Young Embroiderers. We've also got a sales area - threads, cards, beaded jewellery. Some of the work is for sale too. It's on from 8th to 13th November.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Luttrell Psalter Talk at Harrogate EG

A nice write up from Harrogate

Their blog is very similar to ours. Have a browse.

It's interesting to see what's happening in other branches

Monday, 4 October 2010

Exhibition at Millgate Museum, Newark

You might be interested in this exhibition which starts on the 9th October.

Designs On Textiles are a group who develop designs on the computer and interpret in stitch ... looks exciting

Monday, 27 September 2010

October Stitch Club - Places still available

Just to let you know, we still have some places on Kate's Stitch Club on Saturday 16th October 2010. Kate will be showing us how to do some fabric printing. The requirements list is as follows:

Image you want to stamp;
Biro, pencil and paper;
Scissors - large and small;
Craft knife and cutting board if you have them;
Newspaper for spreading around;
Usual sewing kit;
Apron and rubber/latex gloves.

Kate is also providing a kit for £1.00 per person, containing foam sheets, thick cardboard, glue, cotton fabric, acrylic paint.

There will also be available for use: iron, water spray, glass printing slabs, rollers, palette knives, wooden printing blocks, rubber stamps, brushes, cleaning cloths, toothbrushes and jars for unused paint.

If you're interested in attending, it starts at 10:00 and costs £5.00 per person. Please can you email Jacqui Armitage as soon as possible, so she can let Kate know how many kits she needs to create. Many thanks

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Bailgate AGM

It was the AGM on Friday and we have a new Committee
Chairman - Jacqui Armitage
Secretary - Lyn Rochester
Treasurer - Anne Petch
Plus - Kate Steane, Sheila Sherwood, Janet Taylor, Robyn Smith and Mary Paulger.

Following the business we had an informal 'Show and Tell' evening

Janet brought the laptop and gave a demo of the Branch and EG website and talked about 'Beaky' and 'Minerva'. Jacqui brought a lovely painting of her Harris hawk and told members how teachers had discouraged her at school. Val brought a casket that had won a prize, Catherine brought her fairy shoes and a casket. Michele talked about one of the YE Luttrell Psalter creatures and explained how it had been made. Mavis brought her colourful postcards and Jackie showed her goldwork and talked about her happy memories of needlework at school.

Thanks everyone, wish I'd remembered my camera!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Bonnets at the Drill Hall

Had an email from Norma to let us know that our Bonnets are displayed along with 50 odd others in the Drill Hall this week. The Lincoln Mystery Players are performing the Timberlake Wertenbaker Play 'Our Country's Good', which is all about the First Fleet and a Transportation Boat and a journey to Australia.
See also Travel Blog for Christina's progress on her tour of England, Ireland, Jersey and France.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

YE photos

Thought you would like to see some of the work the children produced on Saturday.
The little gift bags were made with flower heads bonded onto fabric and embellished with stitch and beads.

For more information about YE click here

Friday, 17 September 2010

Bailgate September Meeting

Friday 24th September

We'll be having a 'show and tell' evening after the AGM. So please bring something to show us, the 'telling' part is optional, but we are all interested in what you're doing.

It's also time to hand in your 6x4 pieces inspired by Lincolnshire

The exhibition is looming too, there's still time to get your pieces finished ... there's going to be a sales area too.

See you soon ...

Quilts in the Cathedral

26 Oct 10 - 08 Nov 10

This exhibition by the Quilters Guild is of quilts from around Region 10 that could not fit into the York exhibition.  They will be displayed on the South Aisle in the very grand setting of Lincoln Cathedral.  There will be a selection of traditional, contemporary and miniature quilts showing the vast diversity of quilting in Region 10.
Opening times are those of the Cathedral and there will be a £5 standard Cathedral entry charge.
Venue: Lincoln Cathedral
Contact: Rosalind Orlowska
Phone: 01673 861144

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Goldwork Guild Exhibition 4 - 29 September 2010

If anyone is in the area, this will be worth visiting.

The Goldwork Guild will be holding its second exhibition, this time at Berrington Hall, from 4th - 29th September 2010. The theme of the exhibition is Good/Evil, Good or Evil themed.

Berrington Hall is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday each week from11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The exhibits will be on display in the period dining room of the hall.

The address for Berrington Hall is as follows: Berrington, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Tel: 01568 615 721. Berrington Hall is owned by the National Trust.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Hilary Bower Development Workshops

You may be interested in these workshops run by Hilary Bower at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts

(click to enlarge)

You can contact Hilary for more info

Friday, 20 August 2010

Quilt Exhibition at Rufford

Thought you might be interested.

'Summer in the Park, by the Quilters Guild. Runs until 5th September 2010

This colourful exhibition will show examples of contemporary quilts made using a range of techniques and materials reflecting the 'Summer in the Park' theme.

There's always lots of other things to do too.

Rufford Abbey Country Park
NG22 9DF

Monday, 16 August 2010

August update

It was lovely to see the Luttrell Psalter work reunited for our one day exhibition yesterday and the Afternoon Tea Party was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with what everyone's been up to. I was very impressed with Skellingthorpe Community Centre. The facilities are first class, there's plenty of space, plenty of parking and it's accessible as it's just off the Lincoln by-pass.

The talk at the August meeting by Karen Parry about the history of John James needles was very interesting and every member received a free sample packs. I was amazed at how many processes are involved in making of needles.

The next meeting is our AGM in September. Once we've got the business out of the way we will be having a 'Show and Tell' evening. We have so many talented embroiderers in the branch and we'd like to see what everyone's been doing. So don't be shy, bring something along to show us.

We also want you to bring along your 6"x4" postcards for the My Lincolnshire exhibition - see here for instructions.

The programme of talks for next year has been finalised - the details can be found here. We have included some practical evenings again in response to requests from members. If there's anything you would like us to include in future programmes please let us know and we'll see what we can do

Looking forward to seeing you all soon


Saturday, 31 July 2010

Summer Challenge

This year's Summer Challenge is to make a 6"x4" piece based on one of the photographs below. You can make more than one if you wish. You can use any technique, just use the photo as inspiration. They wil be on display at the November Exhibition and visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite. Please bring them to the September meeting.

Afternoon Tea - 15th August

All members of Lincoln Bailgate Branch are invited to 'Afternoon Tea' at Skellingthorpe Community Centre.

This is our annual summer social gathering, but instead of a garden party we're having afternoon tea.

It will be on Sunday 15th August from 2pm to 5pm. This is after the Luttrell Psalter Exhibition closes to visitors at 2pm. See previous post for more info about the Luttrell Psalter Exhibition.

Please bring a plate of cake to go on the table to share.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Luttrell Psalter Exhibition - For One Day Only

Due to popular demand we are bringing out the Luttrell Psalter embroideries again

Please let your friends and family know. It's on Sunday 15th August at Skellingthorpe Community Centre. Refreshments will be on sale

If you can, could you print off the poster and put it up in your local library, coffee shop etc

Looking forward to seeing it all together again

Friday, 2 July 2010

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Luttrell Psalter Exhibition

We are holding of a morning exhibition of the famous Luttrell Psalter work carried out by the branch. It is planned for Sunday 15th August from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, and is being held at Skellingthorpe Village Hall.

Entry is free, so if you missed it the first time around in Lincoln, then come and pay us a visit! Bring your family and friends.

Refreshments will be available throughout.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Exhibition at Harding House

In Our Element

The latest exhibition from Lindum Textile Artists takes place at the Harding House Gallery, Steep Hill, Lincoln starting on Saturday 1st May 2010 and continuing until Saturday 26th June 2010.

For more info have a look at the websites Lindum Textile Artists and Harding House Gallery

Friday, 16 April 2010

Future Events

Lincoln Bailgate Branch has arranged the following speakers for the rest of 2010:

Friday 25th June: Vivienne Brown - "Let's get Knotting" - a talk and practical evening;
Friday 30th July: Karen Perry - "The History of John James Needles" - a talk;
Friday 29th October: Joan Currie - "Looking to the past for Contemporary Expression" - talk;
Friday 26th November: Janice Williams - "Goldwork" - talk.
December - date to be confirmed - Christmas Social.

All Friday evening events are held at the Bailgate Methodist Church Hall on Bailgate in Lincoln and start at 7:00 pm.

Visitors welcome - please let us know in advance if you are planning to attend.

Our next Exhibition will be at the Lincoln Library between 8 -13th November 2010 and will be entitled "My Lincolnshire".

April Meeting

The next meeting of the Embroiderer's Guild, Bailgate Branch is on Friday 30th April 2010 at the Bailgate Methodist Church, starting at 7:00 pm.

Our speakers are Angela Couple and Carol Robinson who will be giving a talk entitled: "Hats on Heads".