Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oct Newsletter

· CONGRATULATIONS to both John and grand daughter Sarah who both have work exhibited at Alexandra Palace and Harrogate. Sarah has also been awarded the De Denne prize for her embroidered clogs.

· COMPETITIONS, Dec is the embroidered, Christmas themed postcard. Molly’s Cup for the AGM is Brorderie Perse, NW region rosebowl is April is “Lights Fantastic”. There are more competitions at this venue, check with Marilyn for details.

· ONGOING PROJECTS You will be delighted to hear that the Market Piece is ready to be hung in the Library. The fabric is here for you to add your name tonight. A planning meeting for Nancy’s pulpit fall will be arranged tonight. We hope to see you bonnet brims at the next meeting. Olympics postcards to be mentioned later.

· SALES TABLE. Under new management .Packs available for Brorderie Perse, Xmas Comp and mystery bags all at 50p.

· EXHIBITIONS. Great Northern Craft Fair at Spinningfields, Manchester, Fri Oct22nd 10 till 7 [£6/5}, Sat 23rd, 10 till 6 ,[£9} and Sun 24th, 10 till 5{£9}.

· XMAS WORK EVENING. Please bring usual sewing equipment, beading needle and a bodkin. Beads and threads, especially metallic’s to complement green purple and blue felt. £1.00 for your kit.

· NW REGION You are welcome to attend meeting at other branches. Marilyn has a list of programmes and of course they will also be on the website.

· POSTCARDS .Olympic {not Xmas} need to be laced onto 2000 grey board and backed in calico. Finished size,6x4” Name etc on back in waterproof pen.

EILEEN P has supplied some notes about Bulgaria. Briefly, on the Balkan Peninsula, has a Black Sea coastline, quite mountainous, hot summers and cold winters. Religion mainly eastern orthodox Christianity.

Embroidery is cross stitch, back stitch and satin stitch often using stylised flowers. Red often used and outlined in black Some Turkish influences. Do ask her for more details.

VERA  made a request for childrens  quilts to be donated to the Huddersfield Hospice. Details from her.

LESLEY gave details of an exhibition/course at Norgreen Village Hall on Nov13th.Cost £50.00.

October meeting

We were delighted to greet Liz Almond a former founder member to our meeting. She spoke about her Blackwork Journey and brought with her perhaps the greatest number of finished pieces , that I have ever seen.024

We were introduced to Hugh Starkie {above} and how this began the journey for Liz.

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Liz shared so many tips about creating a blackwork piece, which would help both the beginner and more experienced embroiderer.Liz has a website

that you might like to investigate.

At this meeting we were delighted to welcome back as visitors, Lily and also Helen, over from Ireland. Ann also had the pleasure of presenting the Molly Lee  Rosebowl  to Margaret  Hulton.

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October meeting

Friday, October 1, 2010


Page 33 of  The Bolton News,Friday,1st October. Check out the picture and very short article.  They did not use the article that we sent!!!!  However the photo looks OK.  Thank you, John.