Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February Meeting

Liz Almond, one of our members led the practical evening yesterday. She had chosen to teach us Kogan work,  She explained that it was done by the wives of Japanese fishermen and each village would have its own pattern. She had some amazing pieces and it didnt look tto hard......just running stitch. To make life easier , she had brought alonf packs for us, thread, fabric a needle and pattern.

Liz ezplained how the design we were to work could be used to make so many other items, pencil case, cushion or bag for instance. All we had to do was to count, one three or five. Easy!!!No, the TENSION was palpable. Very little chatter, just one three and five over and over again. I unpicked mine so many times that I only managed the inner square. Liz suggested that Aida fabric might make it easier and I intend to try. I can say that I will not be making a tablecloth!!!
It was a pleasant evening, though and i will work at my technoque.

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      February 2019
This Saturday is our Saturday stitch Day at Bank Top Chapel.  We will be trying out different activities and products and you can bring your own projects.
Our next workshop is on March 23 with Liz Cooksey, who came to our May 2017 meeting. Please pay the balance of the workshop fee tonight if you have not already done so.
Following on from the successful Capability Brown and 100 Hearts projects, the Guild’s project for 2019    is HOME -what does it mean to you?  Details of how to take part are on the noticeboard and the EG   website.  Last date for Registration is 28 February.
The national AGM is in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 6 April.  Details and booking form are on the Guild  website.
During this evening’s meeting we are going to have a fund raising auction of some magnifiers, other items and some lace, all of  which have been donated to us.  Listen out!!
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 subject for the Rosebowl competition for NW region next year is “Twist it, Turn it”.  There will be a joint regional day/AGM for 2019 on 28 September at the Crofters Hotel in Garstang.


This weekend Preston EG have an exhibition, “Shorelines and Seascsapes”  22,23 and 24 February at the Green Room, Barton Grange Garden Centre, near Garstang.  Glossop branch are having an exhibition at Chatsworth in March and April, see the poster on the noticeboard.

Ten Plus have an exhibition “Beneath the Layers” at Warrington Museum and Gallery, WA1 1JB

Sorrell Kerrison’s display at Bolton Art Gallery continues until 24 February 2019.  Also from 24 Jan -23 Feb, there will be an exhibition showcasing the work of staff and students from the BA(Hons) Textiles and Surface Design course at the University of Bolton, inspired by Bolton’s textile heritage.

Alice Kettle has work 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.   Also at the Whitworth – an exhibition of textiles from the Islamic world “Four Corners of One Cloth”.

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

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