Thursday, 23 February 2012

Jane Drummond talk 24.2.12

Tomorrow, 24.2.12, Bailgate branch of the EG will welcome the very talented Jane Drummond to speak to us.

Jane has restored and made vestments for Lincoln Cathedral for 18 years. She passed the certificated course of the Royal School of Needlework with distinction and is now near to completing the advanced diploma.

Jane now also works withThe Landi Company Ltd, based at Burghley House, Lincolnshire, which offers a full range of textile conservation services for the individual or large institution and anything in between.The objects handled include tapestries, embroideries (from samplers to wall hangings), costume and costume accessories, upholstery and chair covers, window curtains and pelmets, altar frontals, lace, painted textiles and many other classes of antique and interesting textile and related objects.

Kathy 's French Knitting with wire and beads

After our practical evening in January 12, when we revisited the craft of French Knitting, one of our members, Kathy, went on to try the technique with beads and wire. Her results are very impressive.

She added beads to the wire and also put some larger beads inside the tube which has added texture and colour. Superb

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pattern Darning Biscornu Stitch Club with Mary P

Pattern darning a biscornu was the theme of Mary Paulger's Stitch Club on 18.2.12.
Have a look at the very different results that came from the same original pattern.

Goldwork Guild Meeting Sunday 15th April 2012

The Goldwork Guild is holding their next meeting on Sunday 15th April 2012 at Whitminster Village Hall, Gloucester, GL2 7NT [literally just off the A38].

Cost for the whole day is £12 or £8.00 for the afternoon [that starts at 2:00 pm]

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Catch up with fellow Goldwork enthusiasts; the day will include some practical fun in an informal and relaxed setting and is an opportunity to express your thoughts and hopes for the Guild's future.

Tea, coffee and cakes are provided, bring a packed lunch or join members eating at the popular, nearby garden centre. For further information contact Janice Williams -, or Miranda Clarke -

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Pattern Darning Biscornu Stitch Club 18th Feb 2012

Our next stitch club is on Saturday 18th February and Mary Paulger will be leading us in Pattern Darning Biscornu.

If you're coming and didn't pick up a requirements list, or are thinking of coming, this is what you need:
  • Evenweave fabric 25 count [approx 15 cm x 30 cm] or 14 count aida. [Count is not critical, but you may need a larger piece if your count is larger]. If you can, zig-zag edges to prevent fraying.
  • Skein of cotton perle no 8 any colour you want.
  • Stranded cotton in colour of choice
  • Two small buttons to tone with thread
  • Tapestry needle
  • Handful of polyester stuffing or 30 cm x 30 cm wadding
  • Normal sewing kit and scissors.