Saturday, 26 May 2012

Silk Painting Workshop

Everyone was enthralled with Leonard Thompson's silk painted flowers at the Lincoln Bailgate meeting on 25th May. Have a look at his website to see his beautiful designs

He is coming back on Saturday 30th June to do a workshop for us. He will guide us through some lovely silk painting techniques that can be embellished further with stitch.

Let Jacqui know if you want to put your name down click here to email

Kickstart Support Group

I recently told you that the Kickstart for 2013 is based on 'Archives' - click here

I will be organising a Support Group to provide support to Lincoln Bailgate members who want to do Kickstart this year, but would benefit from some further support after the Inspiration/Workshop day.

Due to other commitments, these sessions will be on a Sunday afternoon.

I thought it might be a good idea to have a session in early September before the Inspiration/Workshop day in Lincoln on 22nd September to look at how to get the most of it. Followed by monthly sessions to help with developing ideas and bringing ideas to life.

If you'd like to take part you can email me for more information or register you interest click to email

Friday, 25 May 2012

Quilts for London - update

Members of the Lincoln Bailgate Branch made some pennants for the Quilts for London Project.

The latest news is that they have achieved their target of making 14000 pennants for Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Some of the pennants will be exhibited at The American Museum (near Bath) in June 2012.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Leonard Thompson - Silk Painting

Friday 25th May's meeting will see Leonard Thompson showing us his exquisite silk painting:

Mixed Media canvas and string Stitch Club with Janet

Diamonds with a difference.

Janet's stitch clubs are always very popular and today we had a treat as she took us through a mixed media canvas technique using string and tissue before blending acrylic paint into the surface and once dry, we used Treasure Wax to highlight the textures..

Young Embroiderers' Needle cases May 12

The Young Embroiderers have been making needle cases. They first made a character with a bead head and vividly colourful hair then designed a smart felt outfit before adding their character to the front of a needle case - fantastic work, don't you agree?

Exhibition at Mansfield

The 2012 Kickstart and Kimono work is on exhibition at the Mansfield Museum until 2nd June

Click here for more information

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Postcard Exhibition

The Embroiderers' Guild postcards to celebrate the 'Athletes of the World' and the sporting event which happens every 4 years is now on tour. Our Hungary postcards will be there too

Monday, 14 May 2012

Colour and Form Exhibition

Well worth seeing if you are in Lincoln this week:
The exhibition includes some lovely work by two of our own Lincoln Stitchers

Four Artists present

 Colour and Form II
Amanda Rutter (painting), Lyn Rochester (painting and textiles), Andrew Milburn (painting)
 and Kate Steane (glass, photographs and textile art)

May 14th to 18th 2012
Mon. 1pm-4pm
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10am-4pm
Fri 10am-1pm

Free Admission

Lincoln Central Library
Free School Lane, Lincoln

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Kickstart "ARCHIVE"

The East Midlands Region organises the Kickstart activity and the next theme will be 'Text'. This has the potential for being an exciting project

You can find out more on the Kickstart blog

and download the booklet HERE

You will need to attend one of the workshops. The visit to the Lincoln Archives is on 22nd September 2012 and the workshop is on the same day

If you are interested in social history, family history or illuminated manuscripts this could be the Kickstart for you. (You could even revisit the Luttrell Psalter if you wish!)

More info to follow later

Click here for information about the Lincoln Bailgate Kickstart Support Group

Branch Exhibition "Jubilant Stitch"

Our next exhibition is "Jubilant Stitch" at Lincoln Central Library from 26th to 30th November