Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Layer of Stitch Workshop
Tuesday May 5th 2015
Grantham Tennis Club
There will be two mini workshops one on Dorset Buttons and a mini Dandelion project.The Travelling books and a Stitch a month will continue after lunch.

Dorset Buttons - a variation on a theme of blanket stitch

Curtain rings, metal or plastic - 3cm diameter are easiest to work to begin with.
I have plenty to get us started, but people can bring their own.
These can also be done on smaller rings, or even Indian bangle sized rings if you want to experiment.
Embroidery threads, cotton perle and stranded cottons, any colour + variegated if available.
Thicker threads can be used.
Tapestry needle (large eye, rounded point) and Chenille needle (large eye, pointed)
Embroidery scissors and thimble if used.
Beads, et., to decorate.
Badge or brooch pins for a slightly different project.

 Dandelion Mini Workshop – Requirement List – May 2015
A very simple little workshop, you will be provided with a full instruction sheet, white perle threads and tulle.
All you need to bring is a piece of dark fabric of your choice, medium to large eyed needles suitable to the fabric (crewel, tapestry or chenille) scissors, a few pins, and a hoop if you like to work with one.

Thursday, 16 April 2015


There are places still available on the Lynda Monk workshop  (27th June, 10 to 4), would anyone interested please contact Sarah ( Payment of £25 will be required at the May meeting to secure your place.
There is also the workshop on Cord making with Jane Osler (August 14th 10-4). Cost £20 - all inclusive. Please contact Sarah if interested.
The Goldwork workshop is now full.

A Quick Reminder

Hi everyone,
Just a note to remind/let you know that Sue Rowland, who did the WW1 hearts, is doing a beginners silk painting workshop on Sat 18th April, 10.00-4.00 at Grantham Tennis club, where we meet for EG.
If anyone is interested please email Jenny at

April Workshop
  Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Wonderful pictures taken by Sue Cork showing the diversity of work being carried out by Layers of Stitch Grantham's  branch of the Embroidery Guild.There will be a few more to follow later.

two new photos

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes Exhibition

Dear Chairs, Secretaries and IT representatives.
I would be very grateful if you could circulate to your members notice of our Kickstart programme exhibition this year.  Attached is a poster for your noticeboard. 

The exhibition is to be held at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire from 20 May 2015 until 12 July and at Charnwood Museum Loughborough from 19 July to 5 September 2015.

Sudbury Hall is open Wednesday to Sunday 1.00pm to 5.00pm. (the Museum of Childhood, restaurant and the grounds are open every day from 10.30am.)

Charnwood Museum in Loughborough is open every day except Monday from 10.00  to 3.00pmand Sunday from 12.00 - to 3.00pm

I have another request to go to your members..... we need stewards for Sudbury Hall.  This in 36 afternoons - From Wednesday to Sunday during our exhibition plus Bank Holiday Monday at Spring Bank Holiday.  Stewards will get free entry into the Hall (not the Museum of Childhood) so it would be ideal if two persons/friends volunteer to do an afternoon.   Duties are to sit in the Billiard room looking decorative and answer questions about the display to members of the public. 

I'd be very grateful if members who are interested in being a steward at Sudbury contact me asap. 

Many regards
Deborah Phillpott <>

Thursday, 2 April 2015


What a fantastic March meeting we had. We had such fabulous inspiration and
guidance from Lorraine. I am really looking forward to seeing what you have all made as a
result of our workshop.

At our committee meeting after the workshop we discussed the length of our
meeting day and decided that we may all benefit from a longer afternoon. Therefore, our
meetings will be from 10.00am-3.00pm for a trial period and we will structure
the afternoon as follows.

After lunch we would like members to share their work, ideas and inspiration in a
show and tell session. I know I always love time to admire the work other members have
been working on. We would then exchange travelling books and work on stitch journals and
our personal projects. Or you could continue working on ideas from the morning.

Here is our programme for the rest of the year.
I have created a perma link on right side of blog page

Layers of Stitch: EGG  Meetings
Layers of Stitch: EGG Workshops
Branch Bunting
Tues 21st April
Brenda Scarman
Dorset Buttons
Hand Stitched Dandelion

Silk painting
Sat 27th June.
Lynda Monk
mixed media techniques
Felting Jackie Murray

John James Needles
Friday  14th August
Jane Ostler
cord making 
September  AGM
Display of members’ work from the year of meetings and workshops