Monday, October 31, 2011

Library Book List



Picture in Machine Applique

Sue Simmons

Assist Embroidery

Eva Maria Leszner

Introduction to Batik

Heather Griffin & Margaret Hone

Exploring Cross Stitch

Audrey Ormrod

Exquisite Miniatures

Brenda Keyes

Cross Stitch Cards & Keepsakes

Jo Verso

Drawn Fabric Embroidery

Edna Wark

Starting to Stitch Creatively

World of Embroidery Magazine

Thread Painting

Liz Hubbard

Embroidered Flowers

Pamela Watts

Landscape in Embroidery

Verina Warren

Embroiderer’s Flowers

Thomasina Beck

World of Embroidery

Jan Messent

Embroidery Studio

Embroiderers’ Guild

Lettering for Embroidery

Pat Russell

Bayeaux Tapestry

Norman Denny & Jos Filmer-Sankey

Free Machine Embroidery

Doreen Cullen

Machine Embroidery – Lace Techniques

Moira McNeill

Your House in Needlepoint

Susan Higginson

Creative Hand Made Paper

David Watson


Averil Ingram

Essential Quilter

Barbara Chaney

Rags to Rainbows

Miranda Innes

Raised Embroidery

Barbara & Roy Hirst


Carter Houch

Wool ‘n Magic

Jan Messent


New Additions – Sept 2007


New Canvas Work

Jill Carter

Vanishing Act – Machine Emb. on Soluble Fabrics

Jan Beaney

Bonding & Beyond

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Transfer to Transform

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Gardens & More

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Conversations with Constance Howard

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Trees as a Theme

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Giving Pleasure

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

A Tale of Two Stitches

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Over the Line – Couching Rediscovered

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Grids to Stitch

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Seductive Surfaces

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Basics of Embroidery on Paper

Erica Fortgens

Embroidery Stitch Bible

Betty Barden

Three Dimensional Embroidery Stitches

Patt Trott

Blackwork Embroidery Stitches


Hardanger Embroidery Stitches


Creative Tucks & Textures for Quilts & Embroidery

Jennie Rayment

Making Samplers

Embroiderers’ Guild

Beginners Guide to Goldwork

Ruth Chamberlain

New Ideas in Goldwork

Tracey A Franklin

Embroidered Purses - using Free Machine Embroidery

Jenny Rolfe

Machine Embroidered Flowers

Alison Holt

Paper, Metal & Stitch

Maggie Grey & Jane Wild

Fusing Fabric – Bonding & Mark Making

Margaret Beal

Giving Pleasure

Jan Beanie & Jean Littlejohn

Creative Quilts – Inspiration, Texture & Stitch

Sandra Meech

Embroidered Purses

Linda Tudor

Original Design for Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Jenny Bradford

Starting Zele Lace

Agnes Stevens

Creative Embellishments

Sherrill Kahn

Creative Needlecraft

Kaffe Fossett

Bead Embroidery

Valerie Campbell

Complete Book Of Doll Making

Pamela Peake

This Lustred Cloth

Alisn Midgelow - Marsden

The Merehurst Book of Needlework


Embroidery Technology from East & West

Munni Srivastava

Bead Weaving

Ann Benson

Introduction to Crewel Embroidery

Mave Glenny

Creative Embroidery Techniques using Colour Through Gold

Daphne Ashby & J. Woolsey

Picture it in Cross Stitch

Jo Verso

Between the Sheets with Angelina

Alisn Midgelow - Marsden

The Needlework Garden

Jane Iles

The Tapestry Book

Jill Gordon

Create Your Own Cross Stitch

Shirley Watts

Flowers in Cross Stitch

Jane Housechild Lindberg

Embroidered Books

Isobel Hall


Lovely Lutrador

Marion Barnett & Di Janne Cevaal

Stitched Postcards

Edited by Christa Rolf

Stitches, Straps & Layers

Maggie Grey

ETN Textile Forum


Tucks, Textures & Pleats

Jennie Rayment

Dancing Needles

Pamela Gurney

No-stress Paper Piecing

Carolyn Cullinan McCormick

The Guide to Family Crafts

Sherri Osborn

Quilted Bags & Purses

Mary Jo Hiney


Deborah McGavock & Christine Lewis


Hire of Equipment (per month)


Smocker £2.00


Heat Gun £2.00


Soldering Iron £2.00


Beading Mould £2.00


Library Books 20p per month


Out and about

The Isle of man Branch is in my area so I was very pleased when they invited me over last weekend. Liz the Chair met me at the airport and took me to her home.She and her husband ,wined and dined me and I was so relaxed I hardly wanted to go to a meeting.004

I had been asked to talk about my life with the Guild and my NW involvement. I have never before given a talk and was quite worried. I filled my suitcase with 15 of my pictures which again I dont really show to people but they were admired and gave me a focus for my talk. I believe that it went well and I now realise that I missed a few things that I wanted to say. I then invited questions and did my best to explain what I understood about the recent problems. I had taken lots of photos on a CD and memory stick but there was little time to show them…another time!!!


On Saturday I lead a workshop making felt jewellery. Again it was a good experience for me. The members were warm and welcoming and had lots of laughter and banter. It reminded me of my Bolton branch and I felt quite at home. members worked hard and several completed a necklace. Others saw new applications for the technique and were making decorations for Christmas .015016

I sent some time looking through a book created to show and explain about the Bonnets for Convict women. Really interesting and I wish that we had done something similar before ours were sent off.

Thanks Isle of Man for your welcome and hospitality.

Monday, October 24, 2011

October meeting

We had a very busy meeting last Tuesday. We welcomed several guests,  one who had come requesting help. Anna wanted some of us to add stitching to some photographs that she was assembling into a Photo montage of Bolton. I chose one about the Library but am now pondering about just what to do . Marilyn gave a  short report about the AGM that we had attended at the weekend.

Jackie Martin lead our meeting.She had asked us to bring in black thread, felt, fabric,press studs and hooks and eyes. Very odd, I couldn't imagine what we were about to do.

As usual,Jackie worked wonders. She adjusted the length of her talk so that we could attempt a practical. First however, she showed us samples of embellishment, many ,many samples.004


From this she developed the idea of embellishment and gave us pre mounted fabric on which we made patterns , using our hooks and eyes etc. This was then assembled in a simple way and we had made a needle case.


By the end of the evening there were several finished needle cases and promises from the rest of us to bring them along in November. It amazes me how Jackie thinks up these simple challenges and how enthusiastically they are met.





Contact magazine has arrived. Please pick up your copy if you haven’t already done so.

There is a copy of Material Matters (which used to be In Contact) for any one who hasn’t access to the internet, plus a letter from Terry Murphy. There is also a copy of Kathryn’s October bulletin.

Programmes for all the North West Area branches are available, so if you would care to visit any other branch Marilyn will bring the folder to meetings.

The details of the 2012 Summer School courses are now available and can be booked from Jan 15th2012


Preston Threads – from 2 - 4 pm at Brabin’s Shop & Gallery, 20 – 22 Talbot St. Chipping, Preston PR8 2QE. The shop is open from 9 – 5 7 days a week but closed between 1 – 2 weekends.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair from October 20 – 23rd at Spinningfields, Manchester. Opening times – Friday 10 – 7; Saturday 10 – 6; Sunday 10 – 5. There is an entrance fee of £6, concessions £5

Rhythm in Stitch is still on at Gawthorpe Hall until 30th October every afternoon except Monday & Friday

Project Linus has a coffee morning and sale on Nov 12th from 10.30am – 1.00pm at Parbold Village Hall. Entrance £2 including refreshments.

The Embroiderers’ Guild Collection exhibition at Barton Grange, Garstang – 17th -19th November. Entrance free but you will need your membership card. Stewards are still needed if you can give a half day.

Edgeworth Craft Group meet at the Barlow Institute, Edgeworth in the library with different programmes for afternoons and evenings including Textile Pictures, Felt making and Paper Work. For further details see Lesley King.

Warrington branch invite visitors to attend their Nov. 3rd meeting with Helen McCook (See Poster)

Macclesfield Heritage Centre is holding a workshop entitled “Memories are made of this…” on 10th Nov from 10am – 3.00pm. Phone 01625 612045/613210


Don’t forget the Xmas competition is a Christmas Cracker. Also we are stitching our Bulgarian Postcards at our Christmas party meeting. Come along for inspiration or to finish working or lacing your card.

Next year Molly’s Cup title will be “Redo, Rework, Reform”

. The North West Regional Day will be held on Saturday 28th April2012. Tickets £25 includes lunch and refreshments.


Sign tonight up for the Hillary Hollinsworth Day School on November 19th

Also we need to sign up for the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate,Saturday 26th Nov. Members £15.00. Leave from Ann's at 8.30 am.


Don’t forget our blog address for Bolton EG is .

Also just a reminder that the Guild web address is