The Bournemouth Branch of The Embroiderers' Guild

Programme of events 2019

Welcome to our web-site. 

We are a group of like minded stitchers of all levels living in and around Bournemouth, Dorset; who are interested in all types of textile work; hand stitching, machine stitching and beyond.

We normaly (see April) meet at:- West Parley Memorial Hall on the 4th Friday of each Month (not necessarily the last Friday!!). Between 09.30am and 3 pm.

Christchurch Rd, West Parley, Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ Welcome to our web-site.

Please arrive by about 9.30, for a prompt start at 10am;

this will allow time to set up the room, prepare your own materials and have an initial coffee.


For more information about our group please see the General Information page.

Monthly programme for 2019

22 Mar - Betty Ruffell - Folded books


26 April - Fay Maxwell - Embellishing


24 May - Finishing  Projects (UFOs). "Show, Tell and Do textiles"


28 June -Eileen DeaconBasics of Machine Embroidery.

26 July - Adele Thomas - Rusting, Wool and Stitch textiles

27 Sept -Gill Lamey - "Light over Land and Sea" - Creative Needle Felting

25 Oct - Morning-AGM-10.00 promptly - Afternoon - Liz Thomas - Playing with Stitch

22 Nov - Susan Coope - How to begin the Design Process


Please arrive by about 9.30, for a prompt start at 10am;

This will allow time for you to help set up the room, prepare your own materials and have an initial coffee/tea.

     We are always very pleased to showcase the high standards and talents of Guild members. If you would like to take a workshop, for our branch, please speak to one of the committee members.


Needs list for 22nd March 2019

Requirements List -Betty Ruffell's "Folded books"

The base of this book could be of several types:- Craft Vilene, Lutrador, material (coloured, plain, dyed or painted).

A light backing (wadding, interlining, bump or polyester).

Decorating the Surface

Printing, painting, lino prints, stamping, drawing, free machined, crayons, hand sewing or faux felting.


Frayed edging, stitched edging, folded in edging, used sari ribbon edging (back to back), ordinary ribbons edging, lace or fringed edging.

Needs List

Sewing machine.

Additional Needs List, as required

*Acrylic paints and brushes


*Painted bits of Lutrador


*Chiffon for covering

*Wool tops

*Thick threads

*Thin threads

You can hand or machine stitch, or you can couch down thick or thin threads.

2019-Tea Coffee Rota

   Date.          Teacher.        Teacher's lunch provider.      Teas and Coffees providers.


March 22nd -Betty Ruffel.           Jan G.                              Heather & Maggie.

April 26th - Fay Maxwell.            Sarah H & Lesley D.       Sarah & Lesley

May 24th - Finishing  Projects.     Own lunch                      Lesley S & Jenny B.

June 28th - Eileen Deacon.                                                  Lynne & Georgina

July 26th - Adele Thomas.             ?                                     Jan G & Elizabeth N

Sep. 27th -Gill Lamey.                   ?                                     ?

Oct. 25th - Ross Gibbins.              Jo G                                 Lesley S & Wendy B

Nov. 22nd -Susan Coope.              Bring and share               Jo G & ?