Friday, October 19, 2018

October meeting.

A very busy night. Barbara began our show and tell with her completed piece , a collaged landscape.

Eileen then told us that she had recently found a packet of buttons and had incorporated them into small stuffed toys. Dont tell the grandchildren as santa is coming soon!!!!

Our talk "My textile story" was the main event of the night, Corinne had travelelled down from Carnforth with an amazing collection of her work. She is constantly inspired by flowers and more recently ,butterflies which she recreates in machine  embroidery. Have a look at some of her work, below. You can almost smell their fragrance.

Corinne can be contacted at
Our meeing ended with several of us buying tickets for the K and S in harrogate and thanks from Brenda for the many contributions towards our forthcoming sale at the Triangle     
Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      October 2018
This Saturday, 20th is our next Stitch Day at Bank Top Chapel.  We will be making, packing and pricing  goods for the Triangle Craft Fair on 17th November so please come along to help.
The Christmas competition at our meeting on December 18th will be your interpretation of “A Christmas Carol”, any carol, not the book of that name.
The national members’ challenge for 2018/19 is “Life’s Rich Pattern”.  Details are on the member’s section of the Guild website, you will need to log in.
The regional AGM is on 3 November at Barton Village Hall. All members are welcome.   This year the competition for the Broderers’ Cup is open to all members in the region.  You have been sent all the details by email.

Craft Fair.  The organisers of this fair have asked all participants to advertise and promote the fair using social media and any other means.   We will be running a workshop there as well as our stall, to promote the branch and raise funds.

A creative course in Contemporary Stitch is being held at the Triangle Centre, Church Rd. Further details from

Classes in embroidery also take place every Tuesday 10-12 and 1-3 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Bolton.
Further details: contact Lucy 07977 821119 or visit

The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show takes place from 22-25 November.  Tyrers are again running a coach trip on 24th and tickets for the show are £11 if more than 10 are booked. However, this year the tickets are date specific, so you need to decide beforehand which day you want.  Pease give your name to Brenda if you want to attend, with or without the coach trip which is £17.


Sorrell Kerrison has a display at Bolton’s revamped Art Gallery consisting of four intricate hand embroidered portraits of four of the museum’s founders, together with a short film describing the processes involved in their creation.  Until 24 February 2019.

There is an exhibition by “One Step On”, textile artists at the Fylde Gallery in Booth’s Supermarket, Haven Rd, Lytham FY8 5EG until this Saturday, 20th.  The theme is the “Passage of Time” and the exhibition is open supermarket hours – 8am – 9pm

Alice Kettle has an exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester until 24 Feb 2019. ‘Thread Bearing Witness’ contains large textile works that consider the subject of migration and how individuals, groups and communities respond to it.

If you hear of any exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please tell Sheelagh 

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We now have Facebook pages for Bolton and NW Region. Please ‘like us’ to help publicise the Guild and
our activities.

Guild website:  www.embroiderersguild.comg

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