The Bournemouth Branch of The Embroiderers' Guild

Programme of events 2017

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 meet at:- West Parley Memorial Hall on the 4th Friday of each Month (not necessarily the last Friday!!). Between 10 am 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.



Jan 26th- "Extending the boundries". Hand stitching, with Liz Thomas.


Feb 23rd- "Machine Embroidered Cords, Braids, Tassels & Trees", with Linda Carswell.


March 23rd- "Printing for stitch", with Alison Hulme.


April 20th- "Embellishing for Embroidery", with Fay Maxwell.

Please note - this is not on the 4th Friday of the month.


May 25th- "Vintage Memory Books", with Terina Foster.


June 22nd- "Mono printing", with Georgina Hopps.


July 27th- "Unfinished Objects" (UFOs)


Sept 28th- AGM - To be arranged.


Oct. 26th- Gill Lamey - To be arranged


Nov. 23rd - To be arranged



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 Liz Thomas 'Extending the Boundries".


It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or new to hand stitching – you can always learn something fresh and exciting by playing around with stitches and so extend and enrich your stitch vocabulary. Using a few basic, versatile stitches, we’ll be breaking the traditional so-called ‘rules’.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the potential of stitches by playing with scale, spacing, overlapping, layering, direction, tension, etc. using a variety of threads.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have produced your own personal resource – a stitch directory.










Materials List


*Fabrics in different weights and textures, such as chiffons, felt, satin, muslin, velvet, knitted jersey.


*A wide range of threads – shiny, matt, metallic, thick and thin. Include various knitting yarns an tapes, torn strips of fabric, old tights, strips of jersey, ribbons, lace, string, some beads for embellishment.


*Chenille needles, from 14 to 22.


*Usual sewing kit. Frame optional.


An A4 piece of fabric will be provided for each participant along with a handout showing the basic stitches to be experimented with.






Teas, Coffee and Lunch Rota 2018





Jan. 26th Liz Thomas Rita Linda Cummings &

Muriel Griffin


Feb. 23rd Linda Carswell Linda Cummings Janet & Liz T.


March 23rd Alison Hulme June B. Doff & L. Sepsford


April 20th Fay Maxwell Janet Lincoln Daphne & Maggie


May 25th Terina Foster Maggie Gill & Rita


June 22nd Georgina Hopps Heather Beryl & Jo


July 27th UFOs Member's own food Lynne P & Georgina


Sep. 28th AGM Bring and Share Daphne


Oct. 26th Gill Lamey Jan Granson Lesley Sapsford


Nov. 23rd Bring and Share Sarah & Lesley


Please contact Beryl if you can help; as we need more assistance with coffee and lunch times.

Thank you all for helping out.