Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November branch meeting

Newsletter – November 2015.News and Competitions

The Rose Bowl competition title is “Under the Sea”, for our Regional Day in April next year, hope you’re thinking about it! The Christmas competition is “Snowman”, for the December meeting on December 15th, when we’ll be having a Christmas activity and refreshments. The Capability Brown Festival is a celebration of landscape and gardens in stitch. Entries required later next year. See over for details.

Exhibitions and Events

Crafts in the Pen. Skipton Cattle Mart, BD23 1UD. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November; -4pm; £5.00 free for under 16’S.

· Harrogate -The Knitting and Stitching Show. Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th November; tickets £12.50 concessionary and children from 5-18yrs £6.50. Group discounts available.

· Textile 21 have an exhibition called “Created in Colour”, which is well worth seeing at The Whitaker, Rawtenstall until 6th December. Checkout the new coffee bar and restaurant.

Advance Notice

A beginners/slight experience embroidery and contemporary stitch class is starting on October 8th at the Triangle Centre, Chorley Old Rd. It will be on Thursdays 10-12 noon. More information at or see Glennys Astley.

New in the library

Sheelagh has bought 2 new DVD’s for the library: “Creative Bondaweb”, with Kim Thittachai and “Creative Free Machine Embroidery”, with Gina Ferrari.Ann needs more handmade birthday cards for sending to members if you have any to spare please pass them on. Raffle prizes are always welcome. Please see Barbara Ryall if you have anything. If there are any library books you think would be suitable for us, please tell Sheelagh Madden. (An ISBN would be helpful) If you hear of any interesting exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest, please let Brenda Brown know and details can go on the newsletter;’t forget our blog address for Bolton EG is . Also just a reminder that the Guild web address is The Northwest blog address is http:/


Capability Brown Festival

A stitched piece in any technique that reflects the essence of CB i.e. a landscaped garden. Piece to be  portrait or landscape mounted   onto an artist canvas, A 2 3 or 4. in size. Our venue is Gawthorpe , ready in the summer of 2016. Val is liaison officer.

Chairman Challenge

Based on the travelling books idea, each branch is allocated 2 facing pages of an A3 pink pig book. One page to record inspirations, sketches notes postcards etc.Facing page a stitched piece/pieces. Theme for each branch to reflect their location. It could be done by one and or many members. Inspiration mounted on paper 1 cm smaller than the A3 page. Stitched , similar but mounted on fabric or paper. I will attach by double sided sellotape. The finished

books could be borrowed by any branch for exhibitions etc. Jackie will coordinate for us.

It was a varied meeting, beginning with the presentation of the Broderers cup to Judith.Her very colourful piece was chosen for the next Journal.DSCF7730Here it is

DSCF7744We then celebrated the forthcoming 90th birthday of Dorothy with a cake and a gift of an orchid.DSCF7733DSCF7736

There were several Show and Tell pieces but these were overshadowed by the number of pieces brought in by Marion.DSCF7732They were beautiful.

Our speaker was Lynn Setterington who spoke about Kantha work.She illustrated her talk with slides and a variety of pieces,historical and recent.DSCF7737DSCF7743DSCF7738

Reminder to bring paper and fabric scissors,neutral thread and crewel needle for Xmas activity and of course your Snowman competition piece.

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