Monday, November 27, 2017

November branch meeting

It was an awful journey last week, travelling to the Guild, thick thick fog. Our speaker had set off in plenty of time but was a little late. She then spent some time setting up a very impressive display.
 Brenda gave out all the messages

And then our speaker,Marie Bellamy was able to begin.

Above is a small part of her varied and quite technical display.
She talked about" The wonder of Books" how the word was important but then how she made her own and even altered books.

She passed around lots of her pieces for us to study in detail and Im sure inspired many of us.Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      November 2017


The Members’ challenge for 2017/18 is “Underfoot” and the closing date for entries is 28 February 2018.  Details are on the noticeboard and they are also on the   EG website, but you need to log into the members’ section.
The Rose Bowl competition, to be judged at the regional day in April 2018, is on the theme of “Our Beautiful North West”.  Our branch has done well in regional competitions in past years so hopefully we will have some good entries next year.


Our branch Christmas competition this year is “A Christmas Gift Bag” decorated in a technique of your
choice for our next meeting on 5th December.  There will be refreshments and Christmas decorations to make so please bring a sewing kit.
Details of the regional Summer school are on the notice board.  The two tutors are Julia Triston who
came to our regional day at Haigh Hall and Valerie Wartelle who came to our June meeting.

Introduce a Friend. Extra copies of our programme are available for you to take and give to any friends
 who might like to join us.  There are also posters, please take one if you know a shop, etc that could display one.

The Amy Williams award for this year was presented to Sue from Lytham branch at the NW Regional AGM.


There is not much happening in the in the exhibition world at present. If you hear of any exhibitions or events which you think might be of interest to us, please forward details to and details can go in the newsletter or on the noticeboard.
The Knitting and Stitching show is on in Harrogate this weekend 23 – 26th.  Tickets are still available and there may still be places available on Tyrer’s coach trip.  Tel 01257 480979. 

 Textile 21 group are exhibiting their work at Ordsall Hall from 1 Oct – 4 Feb 2018, in an exhibition titled “Shaped by Time”.

Bankfield Museum in Halifax will be showcasing some of their textile treasures in an intriguingly titled exhibition “A Hat or a Husband?” until 27 January 2018.  Information from

Our Sales Table is in urgent need of some new stock.  If you have anything you think is suitable to donate, please give to Karen.  Also raffle prizes welcome – see Janet and birthday cards – see Ann.

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