Friday, 2 December 2016

Shelagh Greenhaigh: practical goldwork evening 25th November 2016

photos by Judy O'Neill

This was goldwork for beginners although the more experienced joined in too. Shelagh gave us a simple design – a five flower with five petals and a leaf which we were to mark out on a piece of silk dupion, backed with cotton beforehand. Using a ring frame we followed Shelagh’s instructions, working with gold twist, purl purl, rough purl, jap and kid (for the leaf). She displayed some of her own goldwork which showed her love of natural things.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Kathy Paton and her Beaded Bauble; Stitch Club 19/11/2016

Kathy had enjoyed Linda Schoffam’s bead design, making the Queen Mary Bauble in 2012; following Linda’s instruction sheets Bailgate members had a go themselves with help from Kathy. Some had the confidence to take the essence and create their own bauble design. 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Ruth Singer 28th October 2016

The above piece was winner of Fine Art Quilt Masters at the Festival of Quilts 2016

Ruth had a background in history before creating accessories inspired by 18th and 19th century dress trimmings. Interior design took their place followed by exhibition projects where research has led to hand stitched pieces. She was inspired by the hands of Victorian women prisoners and made some haunting pieces, one of which won the Fine Art Quilt Master’s Prize in 2016. She also did a series which depicted her grandfather's tools. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sheila Walker - stitch club 15/10/16; Wrapping

Sheila’s piece in the May exhibition had been given the most votes (see piece on exhibition votes for photo); the brightness of her wrapped string contrasted with the brown wood to which they were strung. She encouraged members to wrap other objects including twigs and stones; a wide variety of creative pieces were produced in this stitch club.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Angela Daymond - Natural dyeing 30th September 2016

Angela pointed out the range of easily available natural items which give good dye colour – onion skins, elderberries, red cabbage, daffodils etc. She showed us what to expect as an end result on the cloth and how the dyeing process is affected when the vegetation is wrapped with the cloth and tied with string.

Lincoln Bailgate branch of the Embroiderers' Guild 2016-2017

This year’s committee
Lyn Rochester – chair
Anne Goodall – treasurer
Judith Snaith – secretary
Sheila Walker – booking secretary
Joan Dalton – committee member

Monday, 1 August 2016

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Folded, Wrapped and Bound - Janet Taylor's first solo exhibition

21st June to 3rd July10-4 (closed Mondays)

Sam Scorer Art Gallery
Drury Lane

Monday, 30 May 2016

Library Exhibition Votes May 2016


4 Climbers by Sheila Walker
3 Autumn, lutradur with ink by Kathy Paton
3 Large fish with teeth by Kate Steane
3 Rufford park in Spring by Kathy Paton
2 Betwixt Braithwaite .... by Kathy Paton
2 Running horses by Kate Steane
2 Starry night by Kate Steane
2 Torquoise beetle on rouched velvet by Kate Steane
2 Trees against the setting sun  by Kate Steane
1 Beetle brooch by Anne Petch
1 Black and white cat by Lyn Rochester
1 Butterfly cushion by Lyn Rochester
1 Flower meadow by Robyn Smith
1 Goldwork butterfly by Lyn Rochester
1 Moody Blues by Kathy Paton
1 Peering through seaweed  by Kate Steane
1 Rust and river bank  by Sheila Walker
1 Toadstools by Robyn Smith
1 Trees  by Sheila Walker
1 Views  by Sheila Walker
1 Weevil  by Kate Steane
1 Why fly agaric  by Sheila Walker

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Monthly felt making club - open to all

At this first Meeting we will be making felt pictures
bring your own materials and equipment

19th Feb at Thomas Garrett Heritage Rooms, Heighington

12 noon -3pm

for further details contact Joan Dalton; her email is

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Friday 29th January Meeting

For out meeting this Friday, we ran a 'four corners' practical evening: strawberry pin cushion, applique book covers, Chicken Scratch and Boutis