Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Emily Notman Mixed Media Wall Hangings Workshop Saturday 27th May 2017

Emily had brought inks, paint swatch pots and mark makers and gave each of us a brown paper bag with pieces of white fabric, lace, net and lace for colouring. Our water bowls soon coloured as we wet our fabric and made the inks fainter. Many used the emulsion too. We all ended up with wet strips of coloured fabric which dried while we had lunch.

After lunch we made a sandwich with bondaweb as the bread and our layered landscape design as the filling. Emily encouraged us to never cut straight as landscapes undulated. She said she put her lightest pieces on top and the darkest on the bottom. Then iron thoroughly both sides.  Stitching with loops and fake French knots were her favourite.

What a marvellous day and a delightful tutor.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Emily Notman Mixed Media Installations Friday evening talk 26th May 2017

Emily uses fabrics and paper; anything that can be used to stitch into. She leaves wire and pins in work. She left work in the rain. The bridal dress feel comes from a favourite aunt who died. Emily used shells, and made shells (mussels) and barnacles. She developed landscape panels which you can see here; Emily handed  these round.  She frays fabric and cuts into it with a soldering iron. She makes loops and fake French knots with wool or embroidery threads. A Beijing craft magazine portrayed her work and she exports to China.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Interbranch Study Day East Midlands Region

Sunday 17th September 2017 10.00am – 3.30pm

Thringstone Community Centre 
The Green, 
Nr Coalville, 
Leicestershire LE67 8NR 

Workshop fee £35.00 (includes refreshments)

Secret Gardens in Boxes With Book Artist Paul Johnson or
Kantha Stitching with Gill Greany or
Wool Painting with Raya Brown

more details available

25th May - 16th September 2017

Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

Grantham Museum
St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PY

East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers Guild
Fashion, Past, Present and Future…

An Interpretation in Stitch

Mary Paulger and the wind blown waiting girl; RSN Durham 2017

Mary Paulger has been working on the Royal School of Needlework Certificate Course in Durham with Tutor Tracy A Franklin. This piece of canvas work by Mary particularly appealed to me; she has caught so much in one piece – the sense of anticipation waiting by the coast, the wind, the sea and the clouds. She has used a range of canvas stitches to achieve the effect.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sheila Walker working at home April to May 2017

Here Sheila was inspired by one of Christine Plummer's hanks of various yarns within a colour range. She has worked on the fabric with hand stitch to create an incredible textural effect.

This is the result of Sheila arranging fabric scraps and bonding them onto the underlying material with an embellishing machine; she stitched on top. Again she had created marvelous textures

Monday, 8 May 2017

Looking forward to and planning the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Here our chair, Lyn Rochester has hung work that will be displayed behind our sale table. Our branch and the other branches in the county all practised putting up the work which will be a decorative, but not for sale background at the show. Lincolnshire organiser Hilary Farley provided the barn which allowed everyone to see how their work would fit onto the fencing which unites the Embroiderers' Gild branches.

Spring into Summer 2017 - Heart Cushions for Breast Cancer Patients

There are over 50 cushions made by the Bailgate branch members. They are designed to tuck under the arm to lift it away from any surgery. Our chair Lyn Rochester encouraged us in finishing off our work by having a stitch day in April at her home for all of us.