Monday, December 21, 2015


Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch

Newsletter – December 2015

All I want for Christmas is a month of Sewing Sundays .... and a sleigh full of fabric !!:

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 Capability Brown Festival is a celebration of landscape and gardens in stitch.                     See below for details.

 Exhibitions and Events

4-6 February : The Stitching Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show is at Events City, Manchester M178AS.  Adults £8.00, Seniors £7.00.

 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.

·         January Meeting’s Speaker is Laura Rosenzweig – “Woven Fabrics from her Travels” on the 19th

·         Saturday 23rd – Jacob’s Feast. Put it in your diary!

Capability Brown Festival

A stitched piece in any technique that reflects the essence of CB ie 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.

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;

Don’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:/

Apologies, still having problems with windows 10 and written this Blog a different way , so forgot the newsletter. Have a lovely Christmas and I will see you all in February. Val

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