Sunday, 25 December 2011

Julia Welch Stitch Club in Nov 11

Festive makes

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

sarah Lawrence

If you wish to send cards to the Lawrence family please send them via the funeral directors:
Gill and Sons,
55 Albert Street,
NG24 4BQ
Tel: 01636 677461

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sarah Lawrence

With great sorrow, we pass on sad news of the death of Sarah Lawrence, owner of Crafty Notions in Newark and a very good friend to Lincoln Bailgate.

Our sympathies are with David and their children Tom and Fran.
She will be much missed.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Lincoln Bailgate's Young Embroiderers Group, led by Christine Plummer, produce lovely creative work.
In November 11, each of the children made a small wall hanging, six gift tags and some Christmas cards. They produced a collaged background with an image/focal point of Christmas using recycled gift paper, cards and foils. This was painted and waxed, then embroidered with free machine work. Their work is inspiring.

Friday, 25 November 2011

An Elizabethan Strip with Velma Pursehouse

Tonight's Bailgate EG are delighted to have a strip show.

Welcome Velma Pursehouse with her Elizabethan Strip

Monday, 21 November 2011

Magie Relph, Kente Cloth, the patchwork way

Magie Relph Traditional African fabric: Kente cloth

Strip weaving is done by the men. The children go to school in the morning and in the afternoon the boys help the men. The Master weaver is in charge and sews the cloth together (quality controller). There are two styles – Ewe in the Volta region woven in blocks often with representational images and Aschanti who wove geometric designs allover (stripes, zigzags, diamonds. These were sewn up as wrappers for men and women; the men wore wrappers twice as big as the womens'. It was used for ceremonial wear. Colours have different meanings in different areas and each man has a pattern individual to him. They used stick markers in the weaving process. The yarns were mostly polycotton with some silk. There were also cheap printed versions, so everyone can keep the identity going.

During the workshop we recreated something of the patterns by machining pieces of fabric onto a vilene foundation, piece by piece. There was a need for precision with both sequence and machining. We needed to plan colour bearing in mind plain and complex blocks in the overall quilt; narrow strips of brightness gave a zing to the piece. Most of us managed two complex blocks during the days work.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Festive decorations

Christmas begins early in Bailgate.
Julia Welch will show us how to make her lovely festive bead and wire knitted decorations in this Saturday's Stitch Club 19.11.11.
We have a couple of places left.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Table of Delights at the November exhibition

Bead knitted bags, machine stitch bowls, silk ribbon work and many more lovely things

Young Embroiderers' Display at the Library Exhibition

Nov 11 Exhibition

Monday, 31 October 2011

Inspiration Hungary:
A collection of postcards made by members of Lincoln Bailgate 
Embroidery and Textiles Exhibition
The Lincoln Bailgate Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild present

Texture and Colour in Stitch
7th -12th November 2011
Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, LN2 1EZ
Admission Free

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Magie Relph

Magie Relph of African Fabric will be coming to Bailgate on Friday 28th October (7-9pm) and there are still a few places on her workshop on Sat 29th.
Here is something to whet your appetite

Kente Cloth – the Patchwork Way.
A workshop with Magie Relph
West African Kente cloth is traditionally woven by the Ashanti and Ewe tribes. I have always been fascinated and inspired by this cloth and decided to create my own patchwork version.
Kente cloth is now rare and the craft has almost died - though a few craftsmen maintain the tradition.