"Layers of Stitch" - EGG


Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, 10am – 3pm, Tennis Club, Grantham.

  Members Stitching Day. 

Work on Belton items, or do your own thing.

Annette would like to recommence the “Time for Stitch” on meeting afternoons, going through different stitches each month for those who would like to practice.     

May 1st Jess Grady-‘Embracing the Unconventional’ my textile journey. Jess was selected as emerging artist for the North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017. She was also highlighted in the Stitch Magazine.

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

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


 2018 Programme Layers of Stitch


Meetings are held from 10-00 am to 3-00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

April 3rd Members Stitching Day .

May 1st Jess Grady-‘Embracing the Unconventional’ my textile journey. Jess was selected as emerging artist for the North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017. She was also highlighted in the Stitch Magazine.

June 5th Heather Wright –mini workshop making Silk Corsages designed to use scraps of antique, vintage and precious fabrics.

July 3rd Pam Keeling a slide talk presentation, The Guilds’ Collection.

August 7th Members’ stitching day

September 4th AGM and Mary Sleigh joins us to present her illustrated talk: ‘An Embroiderer’s Journey’.

October 2nd Marian Jackson demonstrates her use of Sweetie Papers as used in her winning competition picture.

November 6th Helen Phillips returns to present another fascinating talk: ‘Yak Butter Tea and a Parcel of Shocks’.

December 4th Mini Christmas workshop.

Bus trip to Grimsby is likely to be in early July; date to be confirmed.



March 20th  Gilli Theokritoff   creating  a small picture in Kantha stitch. We will be using a simple running stitch to give a dynamic effect, which is easy and fun to do. There will be plenty of opportunity for variation and experimentation.

April 10th Jan Dowson Vintage Memories in Cloth. The aim of the workshop is to begin a journey… a personal journey, pulling together a range of materials and ephemera that are going to be assembled and stitched to produce a wonderful cloth. A cloth that will feel rich to hold & touch, and fill you with warm memories…….The workshop will enable you to begin the process and understand the technique of ‘slow stitch’

June 12th Viv Arthur is visiting us again from Art Van Go. During the day we will have an introduction to basic material used in surface embellishment, concentrating on the most versatile mediums that can be adapted for many surfaces including fabric.

September 18th Angie Hughes is going to teach us about Exploring Velvet, her interesting effects are achieved with dyes, inks and bleaching together with luminaire paint and transfer foils. Angie will also talk about free machine embroidery techniques and embellishment on velvet.  

Please contact me if you have any queries 07890 730308 or margie.beattie@gmail.com


"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 


 Eve Marshall - Felting Workshop

Feb 2018