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Lincolnshire Branch was formed in 1956 and has been going strongly ever since. We are a friendly, active and enthusiastic group, with wide-ranging skills and experience. In our programme we aim to cater for all tastes in embroidery and textile art, from traditional to 'cutting-edge'.
Each month we have a variety of interesting talks from experienced textile artists or those whose work is linked to textiles in some way, these speakers often run mini-workshops with the branch on the same day or hold a full day workshop the following day.
We usually meet in The Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln, LN1 3DY on the 2nd Saturday in the month 10.00am – 3.30pm. 
There is no meeting in August. 
Please check the programme for dates as we have to work around the meeting venue and the second Saturday is not always possible. 

Our next meeting
Saturday 14th October 2017.

10am-3.30pm
In the morning JAPANESE INSPIRED APRONS.
Remember your 2 metres of fabric, usual sewing kit, including pins and fabric scissors. 

In the afternoon a talk by
MARY GAMESTER
MY TEXTILE TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Wonderful textiles and design influences from India, Uzbekistan and Vienna with many anecdotes about these trips.
Our next workshop
Saturday 16th September 2017
10am -3.30pm
JO SMITH
" 3D ANIMAL WORKSHOP"
Taking Jo’s 3-D work as a starting point this is an opportunity to create a small animal. Working with a wire armature, wadding and fabric scraps Jo will demonstrate how to build the shape before adding a final layer of paint, patch and pattern that will bring their features to life.
www.harleygallery.co.uk/event/jo-smiths-animal-stories/

We still have a couple of available places.
For further information and to book, please contact Hilary on 01673 858463

Our October workshop
Sunday 15th October 2017
10am -3.30pm
MARY GAMESTER
 ALL DAY WORKSHOP
TRANSFER PAINT with hand and/or machine embroidery"

We still have places available.
Book at the next branch meeting or for further information and to book a place, please contact Hilary on 01673 858463

KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW at HARROGATE
SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2017
Leave Lincoln Bishop Grosseteste at 8am, returning home at 4pm.
We have available places.
Book and pay for your place at the next branch meeting.
For further information, please contact Hilary on 01673 858463


Chair  - Bronwyn Fleming
Secretary - Jayne Hanson
Treasurer - Wendy Ramsey & Jenny Stevenson
Programme - Hilary Fairley
IT - Marika Riddick
YE - Carolyn Merry
Membership - Joan Panton

Membership numbers are around 70

Our member Jo Eades wins the machine embroidery category for The Stitch/Madeira competition 2017 
"Glimpses of the roaring twenties"
Judged at ICHF's Fashion & Embroidery show, the NEC, March 2017

Lincolnshire Branch Photos


Chairmans' Challenge 2014 Klimt and Monet in stitch

Each member of the branch embroidered a section of the painting, which was then assembled by members of the committee.
Chairman's Challenge 2015 In celebration of Magna Carta
Each member contributed by embroidering a motif on the printed background taken from an image of the document.

Lincolnshire Young Embroiderers

Branch News and Events

  • Lincolnshire Member's success in National Competition 2016. Lincolnshire member Jo Eades has won the Machine Embroidery Prize in this year's annual member's competition 'Looking Through', with her delightful portrait of one of her cats, her ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2016, 07:26 by Bronwyn Fleming
  • March meeting with Fran Holmes Fran talked about her work created in association with the Textile Art  Miniscus group of embroiderers tutored by Cherrilyn Tyler. Her work has been exhibited at the Fashion , Embroidery and ...
    Posted 13 Mar 2016, 06:18 by Bronwyn Fleming
  • A New Year opens with Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery Lincolnshire member Ann Stalley has taught herself this tricky technique over the last 18 months, mastering the use of the rayon Z twist thread to create beautiful embroidered flowers in ...
    Posted 9 Jan 2016, 09:53 by Bronwyn Fleming
  • November meeting - interesting discussions and a talk from Sarah Burgess This month our committee had decided to take some time as a branch to discuss and consider the consultation documents from Terry Murphy sent to us in October. A lively ...
    Posted 15 Nov 2015, 08:28 by Bronwyn Fleming
  • October 2015 Branch Meeting: A day of interesting talks. On Saturday morning we proudly presented 3 members with their 25 year badges and certificates, congratulations to Jill Gibbs, Angela Brady and Vera Ramsey, and to Carolyn Merry who received ...
    Posted 11 Oct 2015, 06:00 by Bronwyn Fleming
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LINCOLNSHIRE CELEBRATE THEIR SPARKLING DIAMOND 60TH BIRTHDAY.
Each year we hold a Mildred Higgins memorial day,  in memory of a long standing former chairperson, when a nationally renowned textile artist is the guest speaker. 
This year we celebrated our 60th birthday in style, we threw a birthday party for members. This year's Chairman's challenge was for each member to embroider a diamond in their own style - these were then stitched together as larger diamonds and stitched onto a table cover which we will use at our meetings. On the day of our celebration we had 60 diamonds made by members which was fantastic! The party included a competition to dress 'Diamond Lil', this was a fun challenge to dress a dress mannequin from head to toe using the recycled materials given to them by the committee. Members also were able to take part in a free raffle of gift vouchers and two copies of the speaker's book which she kindly donated.
Sue Rangely gave an entertaining talk 'Stitch Sparkle' about herself and her beautiful work. She is a great ambassador for the art of textiles and embroidery her enthusiasm and energy for her craft was obvious.
After Sue's lecture she judged the branch's annual competition, the theme of which was 'Sparkle', a title set by Sue. The Speaker's choice was Pat Cave who received the Mildred Higgins Rose Bowl for her beautiful Midsummer Night's Dream garden. The winner for Technique was Dee Jackson for her sparkling portrait of Marilyn Monroe, for Design was Bronwyn Fleming for her evening bag inspired by frost patterns. The prize for Member's Choice was Celia Drummond for her lovely frosted bouquet of flowers, all winners won 21st Century Yarns vouchers.
Members were then treated to afternoon tea and cake - a fantastic tiered diamond shaped cake.


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