The Bournemouth Branch of The Embroiderers' Guild

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


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 26th April 2019

Requirements List -Fay Maxwell - "Embellishing"

  • Ebellishing Machine or felting needles.
  • Collection of small pieces of fabric, preferably torn into short strips, of:-

                                 Wool threads (or tweeds),




  •  Base fabric:- Heavier weight cotton (ie- curtain fabric), must be coloured.  
  • Piece of KUNIN felt, approximatly 20" x 20", this must be polyester and burnable.
  • Two L L shaped card plates, for framing small areas.
  • Heat gun (if you have one) and a fireproof board on which to burn the felt.

       Fay will bring everything needed on the day.

2019-Tea Coffee Rota

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


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

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

June 28th - Eileen Deacon.            Wendy                             Lynne & Georgina

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

Sep. 27th -Gill Lamey. (Vegetarian) Heather & Wendy        Heather & Wendy                        

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

Nov. 22nd -Susan Coope.              Bring and share               Linda Cummings & Beryl Eady