Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November meeting

Our meetings seem to get more and more busy, I dont know how we manage to pack it all in.Anna White came along to collect the photos that she hoped would be” annotated with stitches”  She was delighted with the results and we celebrated by eating cake that she had made. We are also invited to the opening and I have copied her words to explain….

This year I am responding to the theme The Everyday. I am tasked with re-interpreting Humphrey Spender’s Worktown project of the 1930s, and for the last year have been documenting everyday life in Bolton.

The photographs on display are my exploration of the Bolton borough, and of the relationship it has with its industrial past. Echoing the original Mass Observation project, I have also commissioned the poet Andrew McMillan to create original works based on interview transcripts and my photography, which not only provides a written record for the archive but also helps interpret what The Everyday means to modern Boltonians.

Please come along and share in this night with me.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served. Friday 2 Dec,at the Museum.008

Jackie was also delighted to see so many completed needlecases that we began with her in October.


We were then delighted to welcome back Hilary Hollingworth who gave a very interesting talk about the technique she uses most often, darning.There were slides to see and then work was passed around. Even better, she had agreed to come back on Saturday and lead a day school. Photos will follow.




Please pick up your copy of Contact if you haven’t already done so. There are also copies of “Your Guild”, the programme and booking form for the AGM at Southport from 30th March – 1st April, a letter calling for nominations for Chairman plus the new bookshop catalogue. Please collect these and any for friends who are not here tonight, but you will see before the next meeting.

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

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

John entered the Guild members challenge competition. Unfortunately he didn’t win, but congratulations for entering. All the entries can be viewed on the Guild website.

Stitch magazine – the first copy we will receive is the December issue.


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.

There will be a Craft Fair at Astley Hall, Chorley on Sunday 4th December



December meeting will be on Tuesday 6th December, not our usual 3rd Tuesday. 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 on or lacing your card. Please bring your postcard (to work on if unfinished) plus usual sewing kit and strong thread to lace over the card. There will be calico available for backing.

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.

Please start collecting pink items for the Pink Bag for the raffle prizes for the Southport AGM next year.

If you haven’t paid for the Hillary Hollinsworth Day School on Saturday please do so tonight

Also we need to pay for the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate if you haven’t already done so.

If you have any ideas for new books for the library, please tell Brenda. (An IBS number would be helpful)

Raffle prizes are always welcome. Please see Judith if you have anything.


Don’t forget our blog address for Bolton EG is http://begstitchers.blogspot.com/ .

Also just a reminder that the Guild web address is www.embroiderersguild.com


No comments:

Post a Comment