Louth Embroidery Group work the needle

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IF you have an interest in working the needle and producing beautiful work with fine stitching then Louth Embroidery Group is for you.

The group started up in 2004 as a branch of the Embroiderers Guild and is made up of embroidery enthusiasts of varying abilities and ages.

It is a great pastime to keep you entertained and ideal for people who enjoy keeping busy or having an intriguing activity to complete whilst relaxing watching TV.

Speakers who come to demonstrate and teach aid the group’s development in this fascinating and ancient skill.

The group says English history is steeped in embroidery, and one only has to think of the portraits of King Henry VIII to see the embroidery used to decorate his clothing to realise how important it made him appear.

The latest example of embroidery to make its mark was the wedding dress of Kate Middleton which was made at the Royal School of Needlework.

Past topics have included boutis, gold work, conservation and dyeing. Future meetings will cover Japanese embroidery, felt making and painting with thread.

The group meets every first Friday of the month at the Conoco-Phillips room above Louth Library and often has workshops on a Saturday.

There are also Sit and Stitch get-togethers to share stitch problems and learn from each other and there is reduced membership for students. For details contact Sheila Evans on 01057 610093 or Judy Purves on 01507 605385.

l Are you part of a group that needs members or has an exciting story to tell? If so send an email to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk