Layers of Stitch, 
Embroiderers' Guild Grantham
Gonerby Road, 
Grantham NG31 8HU

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


We have a new workshop booked for 19th May called Embroidered Wedding/ Celebration Portraits with Alex Vincent Turner. The cost is £30.  Alex has recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First class honours degree in Textiles and Embroidery.  The workshop is free machine and hand embroidery.

 There are still places left for this new emerging textile artists  workshop. Alex uses free machine and hand embroider techniques  to produce a wonderful keepsake.

Please contact Lorraine or Marian on: lorraineappleton67@gmail.com  


        Branch Banner

 This was initiated when the branch was first formed, each member contributed by stitching a small panel and the Banner has been designed so that new pieces can be added to it over time as new members join us.


LoS Programme For 2020

Meeting days 2020

4th Feb     Lorraine Appleton talk and presentation on upcycling  clothing and mini workshop. 

3rd March   Breast pocket project. Based on British wildlife. Please bring any old pockets or fabric. This will follow on from Lorraine’s talk last month. 

7th April    Cancelled

5th May     Members stitch day and show and tell

12nd June     Block printing for cards and embroidery. Hosted by Marian 

7th July       Polly Whistle talk and demo 

4th August   Prayer flags mini workshop

1st Sept        AGM

6th Oct         Helen Philips with her selling table. Please bring knickers for the “days for girls charity” if you wish to. 

Although it’s a member’s stitch day as well, we thought it would be nice to stitch something ethnic.        

3rd Nov      Stitch, scrap and swap session. Bring a project that you don’t like or has gone wrong. We will cut up and swap with other members and make something fantastic.

1st Dec Members stitch day 


LoS Workshops in 2020

10th March    Mary Sleigh  “ Piecing and patching African style” 

19th May Alex Vincent Turner

Embroidered wedding/ celebration portraits  

30th June       Cherrilyn Tyler    Contemporary machine or hand stitched landscapes

22nd Sept    Rosemary Deag   

Applique flowers and Machine embroidery 

13th Oct Lorraine Appleton

 Denim landscapes workshop

Summer school 2020 @ The old Barn near Marsden

26th to 28th June


Young Embroiderers' Group

Aged 8-16?

Interested in being creative with fabric and thread?

Join us for our 2020 workshops

Held at Grantham Tennis Club    10am  - 3pm

Tuesday 18th February:

Crazy patchwork cushions

Tuesday 14th April:


Tuesday 26th May:

Landscapes inspired by nature

Tuesday 11th August:

Learn a new skill:  rag rugging

Tuesday 27th October:

Christmas cards using beads, stitches & recycled sweet   papers

For further information and booking:   contact Marian

yemtex.grantham@yahoo.co.uk      or      Phone/text    07796935002





Joint Chairs: Mary Bomfrey & Diane Marriott -

Programme Secretary:  Lorraine Appleton & Marian Jackson

Secretary: Sally Marlow -  s.marlow08@btinternet.com

Treasurer: Christine Espinosa


Due to the Coronavirus

Our April meeting has 

  been cancelled 

take care and stay healthy everyone


If anyone has any unwanted / spare embroidery hoops (wooden) and would be happy to donate them to the Young Embroiderers group, could you bring them to the next meeting of the Guild please? 



Eve Cook 

10 Walton Hill

Castle Donington


07966 809024

Following advice from the Government the Regional Day Committee have decided to cancel Regional Day 2020. 

No decisions have been made yet about Regional day 2021 but we will keep you informed.  

This is a sad decision but a necessary one. 

In the meantime let's all stay busy with our stitching and create beautiful things to share when the situation improves. .

Best wishes

Eve Cook 

Regional Day Co-ordinator.



 From our Travelling Books

Travelling Books

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

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. 



 Young Embroiderers'  Crazy Patchwork Cushions


diane marriott,
1 Nov 2019, 01:51
diane marriott,
27 Jul 2019, 23:13
Sally Marlow,
18 Sep 2019, 16:22
diane marriott,
14 Nov 2019, 03:50