Thursday, May 19, 2016

May meeting in Bolton

Well I can hardly catch my breath, on Tues I went down to London in readiness of the Council meeting on Wednesday. The journeys were both smooth and trains ran on time but it was still 5 hours there and 6 hours back. Because of this , I sadly had to miss the Bolton meeting. Jane Smith explained the" History and Techniques of Japanese Embroidery". Having spent a couple of weeks in Japan and attempted a workshop with Midori ,I'm sure that I would have loved this talk. However I asked Ann to take a few photos so at least we have a record of the night. Thanks Ann.

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch
May 2016

News and Competitions  
The Rose Bowl competition for next year at Lancaster is on the theme of looking through - entrances, doorways and windows etc.

Play Days
·         July 9th play day will be run on 23rd July.

 Exhibitions and Events
  • Details about Summer School at Waddow Hall, Clitheroe on 3-5 June, on the notice board. Booking
  • Now & Then : 60th Anniversary of the Manchester Branch. 14th Feb- 22nd May. Exhibitions and workshops see Salford’s What’s On booklet, Workshops must be booked through Ordsall Hall.
  • “Structure”; a contemporary textile exhibition in the Market Place Bolton at the Neo gallery 27 by 11 different textile artists (including Bella May Leonard who you may remember from her work at Gawthorpe), from various parts of the country.
 7 April - 29 May 2016.
·         The Astley Bridge Festival is on July 9th, where there will be crafts to see and buy.
·         The AGM and Summer meal will be at Ridgemont House, Horwich on July 19th. The cost of meal and welcome drink will be £25. Please put your name down with Judith.
·         Next month’s speaker is Claire Wellesley-Smith, “Slow Stitch and Natural Dyes”.

Workshop- Put your name down for the next workshop - “Shibori Scarf” with Nawal Gabreel on the June 25th, at Banktop Church, Ashworth Lane, Bolton, BL18RX.

 Big Thank You
To all of you who brought work for our exhibition at the Regional Day. It certainly looked splendid!

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:/

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