"Layers of Stitch" - EGG


Tuesday,   7th November,  2017, 10am – 3pm, Tennis Club, Grantham.

  Jan Dowson - A Creative Journey   – Jan received The Beryl Dean      Award and Medal of Excellence for        teaching City and Guilds and for her      work.

Travelling Books

From our Travelling Books.

We are the Region's newest Branch and 
are officially called
 "Layers of Stitch" - EGG  (Embroiderers' Guild Grantham)

We have our own blog where you can read all about what we've been up to.

Updated every month. it is a good way of keeping in touch with LOS EGG, even if you cannot get to the meetings.

Have a look at the "Travelling Books"photos, they are an impressive record of the amount of varied work being produced by members. 



  Layers of Stitch, Embroiderers Guild Grantham - Programme

2017  MEETINGS -  Held on the first Tuesday each month 10am - 3pm, Grantham Tennis Club, Old Clubhouse, Gonerby Road, Grantham, NG31 8HU

Tuesday 7th November    Jan Dowson - A Creative Journey                                      – Jan received The Beryl Dean                                         Award and Medal of Excellence for                                    teaching City and Guilds and for her                                    work.


Tuesday 5th December   Angel mini workshop, Members’                                         own work and Bauble Swap, hand                                       made or bought, to value of £5.



Wednesday, 18th October  Nicola Jarvis – Crewel Work.          


  Chairman's Challenge - Logo and Headings

Members asked to submit images on the theme of "Layers of Stitch" to be used in our publicity.


"Layers of Stitch" - EGG ‎(Embroiderers' Guild Grantham)‎


Our Banner - first Branch Project.

BRANCH LIBRARYDo not forget we have a new Librarian; Carole Wright has kindly agreed  to run the Library of excellent, inspiring books, these are for any member to borrow for a fee of 50p. Carole has updated the list, which will be sent to members by email, every month – please contact Carole to reserve a book, to pick up at the following meeting. wrightc2011@hotmail.co.uk  01778 590255

Layers of Stitch, Embroiderers Guild Grantham


Gonerby Road, Grantham, NG31 8HU 

Chair:  Annette Cooke - 

Secretary: Sue Cork suecork8@hotmail.co.uk

Treasurer: Jenny Fay 

To the Members and Friends of Layers of Stitch

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you all as your new Chairman, most of you already know me as I have been a member of Grantham Embroiderers Guild since its founding back in 2014. I have been a member of the committee ever since with no intentions of ever being Chairman.

We have been very fortunate in having a very good hard working Chairman for the past 3 years and we all fully understand Kate stepping down, she has done a marvellous job and deserves a rest. I know I will have her support as I venture in my new role. I know in my early stages I will be turning to her for some support.

The day came and well there was a need for a new Chairman. It was suggested that I Stand and was promised the support of all the committee . So to cut it short here I am.

For those of you who don't know me, I am Annette Cooke. I have lived in Grantham since September 2006 with my Husband . Before coming to Grantham area I spent a big percentage of my life living in and around Norwich in Norfolk ,and before coming to Grantham I lived and worked in Switzerland for 18 months holding workshops and taught oil painting on Canvas. It was very interesting time. I carried on teaching on returning to England , but eventually called it a day.

I love being creative with whatever materials I can get my hands on, but in the last 4 or so years it has mostly been in threads and fabrics. Since being a member of Layers of Stitch I have gained so much more knowledge from those who have kindly past on to the members their wealth of creativity and Talent. We are a very lucky to have such a talented group .

It has been brought to my attention that a big percentage of us as members don't wear name badges, myself being one of the guilty ones. It would be nice if we could all wear our names and including me , it would really help me to get to know who is who and can recognise you all by name as well as by face. Please feel free to come an say hello in the meetings because I would like to get to know you all. I will be open to any ideas and thoughts to add to the success of our group. 

You are the members and this group is yours, those on the committee are there to help make things happen so please come and tell us your thoughts.

I am looking forward to being your Chairman for 2017/18 and May it be a memorable one for all.

Regards     Annette Cooke, Chairman   


National Day of Stitch in the Orangery at Belton House