Sunday, 14 January 2018

Layers of Stitch Meeting February 6th 2018

Eve Marshall who is a local Artisan Felter is joining us. Eve has been a full time felter for 7 years and spends time teaching both wet and needle felting techniques, plus she sells her artwork in shops and galleries all over the UK.  

As well as talking to us about her varied work, she is going to teach a mini workshop for us. We will be making Wet Felted Flowers and she will bring everything we require. This will be done on a tray [which she will bring]. It is not messy but you may wish to bring the following: 

 Rubber gloves, we will be using Fairy Liquid and Merino Wool and Silk, if anyone is allergic to any of these please make sure you have gloves. 
 An apron. 
 A small towel [Eve will be bringing some too]. 
 Your sewing kit and a few threads of your choice plus some beads if you have them. Please do not buy beads as Eve is bringing some as well as the wire we require.  

The flowers will be mostly dry by the time we are finished. 
Eve will be with us during the morning, as usual the room is booked for you in the afternoon when we can embellish the flowers and /or bring some of your own work. 

I hope you enjoy the workshop but if felting is not for you, and you prefer to bring your own work instead, please do so.  

Our meeting will also give us the opportunity to discuss and update on our exciting Belton Project. Do bring any work you have been doing towards it, I’m sure everyone would like to see how things are progressing. 

I hope to see you on the 6th February. 

With good wishes, 


Tuesday, 26 December 2017


Tuesday, 2nd January 2018, 10am – 3pm, Tennis Club, Grantham.

Members’ Stitching Day
With a chance to work on pieces for Belton and Stitch Books.

February 6th Eve Marshall, Artisan Felter - mini workshop an introduction to felt-making to produce Wet Felted Flowers. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Belton Project 2018

We now have a page on the LOS EGG Blog for the Belton Project, this is intended to be a place for news and a resource for all the images taken by members, including work in progress.

Please send  any images to Sue at for inclusion

Monday, 20 November 2017

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, 10am – 3pm,
Tennis Club, Grantham.

 Annette Cooke will be showing us how to make these little Angels   bring along any little scraps of interesting fabric, ribbon and threads!

We are having an optional Christmas Bauble Swap again this year.  
If you want to take part please bring a wrapped bauble, either bought (max value £5) or handmade to the meeting in December.

Monday, 9 October 2017

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

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

Jan has been a teacher of embroidery and lots of other things including patchwork and quilting ,mixed media, theatre costume ,soft furnishings, interior design . sketch books , all to a very high City and Guilds standard . She has received awards for her work . She states that ‘It has been an amazing and very rewarding career, so my talk will be around My Creative Journey .’

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Nicola Jarvis Crewel Workshop

Dear All,

I have three spare places for the Nicola Jarvis Crewel Workshop, I have attached the choice of kits for the workshop which is on the 18th October 2017 . The cost is £43 which includes the kit, value   £25, we meet at The Old Tennis Club, Grantham, at the usual time of 10-00am,  finishing at 4-00pm with teas and coffee available all day .
 This really is a great opportunity to spend a day with such an internationally well known Textile Artist whose work is absolutely superb.   Please contact me ASAP to book, I will then forward the requirements list which is very straight forward.   

With many thanks ,

 01949 844214

Thursday, 7 September 2017

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.


Annette Cooke