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


25 Jan - Anita Bell - Machine stitching on Paper


22 Feb - Alison Hulme - Print and Print some more


22 Mar - Betty Ruffell - Folded books

26 April - Fay Maxwell - Embellishing

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

28 June - To be arranged.


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 January 2019

Requirements List - Stitching Paper with Anita Bell


A workshop to explore techniques for stitching paper.


For the workshop you will need: -


  • A sewing machine capable of free machine embroidery and embroidery foot if available.
  • Pack of mixed size sewing machine needles 70/80/90.
  • Machine embroidery thread including one black or dark colour.
  • Tissue paper and selection of other papers to try - can be painted, dyed or printed beforehand.
  • I will supply a piece of handmade paper for the workshop and further sheets can be bought from me if required.
  • Cold Water Soluble fabric – I will give a piece for the workshop and have some more available to purchase if required.
  • Other threads, yarns or bits you may have available.
  • Permanent marker pen (fine or medium).
  • Embroidery hoop – sizes from 5” to 7” diameter.
  • Scissors.


For those who want to try, it is possible to create a textured piece on paper with hand embroidery.

Bring a general sewing kit – scissors, pins, hand sewing needles, needle threaders etc. and embroidery threads.

Please bring an outline drawing for a motif to fit on a 6” square – I will also bring some drawings to trace. You may have a drawing or an idea from a theme you are working on already.

I will bring a few spare hoops, needles and a scrap bag for you to use and a supply of painted tissue paper.



2019-Tea Coffee Rota


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



Jan. 24th - Anita Bell. Janet Lincoln. Barbara Isgar & Eileen Deacon.


Feb. 22nd - Alison Hulme. Gill Lamey. Muriel Griffin & Wendy B.


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 - To be arranged. 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 & ?