The Bournemouth Branch of The Embroiderers' Guild

Programme of events 2018

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.



Oct. 26th- Gill Lamey - "Light over Land and " Creative Needle Felting


Nov. 23rd - Three Winter Workshops



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 - Faux Felting

26 April - Fay Maxwell - Embellishing

24 May - Finishing Projects (UFOs)

28 June - To be arranged


26 July - Adele Thomas - Rust Wood and Stitch


27 September - AGM


25 Oct - 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 October 2018-with Gill Lamey


Materials list

*A4 Acrylic felt base, in a neutral colour; susch as white, gray, beige, light blue.

*2 felting needles. I will also have some needles and holders to experiment with.


*Backing parchment.

*Glue stick for a small collage.

*Afew drawing materials.

*Scissors, pins, sewing needles and a variety of threads.

*A personal selection of materials for felting with (i.e. soft and not too densely woven)

*Wool fleece, in various colours (I have a small amount available).

*A cushion pad to work on (see below).


(An iron and ironing board will be needed during the day) Remember to bring backing parchment for pressing your work.


In addition to the above.


*Cloth - It is helpful to bring in cloth and fibresthat have some significance for you.

Faded, patched, torn and paint splattered. Old well worn cloth is more interesting and softer, therefor easier to work with a felting needle.


*Fibres, fleece and threads. Aswell as your usual collection of threads, you can invent new suprising threads. Pull warp and weft from sacking, tearing selvige edges, tearing and tristing shears; all add texture and interest to your work. Look at home and see what can be used. Fleece is available online and in local craft stores.


*Support surface. You will need a foam cushion pad to rest your work on, dense rubber foam is best. It needs to be at least 5cm deep, to avoid breaking your needles. I will be bringing 8 pads along, in case you do not have one.


*Bring 2 or 3 black and white photocopies, from your personal collection of land and seascapes. These we will use at the begining, for a small collage, before moving onto cloth.

2018-Tea Coffee Rota


Date. Teacher. Teacher's lunch providor. Teas and Coffees providor.



Oct. 26th- Gill Lamey. Jan. Lesley Sapsford


Nov. 23rd - Three Ladies. Member's own food. Sarah & Lesley