2 September 2021

 Pendle Embroiderers Guild has closed 

It has been reformed as 

Pendle Textiles Group

We want all textile crafts to be welcome 

knitters, crocheters, tatters, lace makers 

and anyone who has interesting ideas.  




{formally Pendle Embroiderers’  Guild}

We are a friendly group of like minded persons with a love of embroidery and all other forms of textile art.

We share our skills and sometimes invite more famous speakers to talk about their work.

We are really a self help group with the aim of keeping our costs at a minimum.

You would be very welcome, whether you are a professional textile artist, an enthusiastic stitcher or just want to learn.

We meet at Higham Village Hall BB12 9EU on the first Monday of the month, from 12.00 till 4.00. The first 2 hours are informal, call any time, bring your lunch, bring something to stitch, come and chat. Any formal demo etc will begin at 2.00pm.

We offer a sales table, raffle, refreshments as well of course the chance to meet and share with enthusiastic members.

Our introductory offer is £10.00 for the first four meetings, which also includes a free raffle ticket at each of these meetings.

We would love to meet you on Monday 6th Sept,  4th Oct,  1st Nov and/or 6th Dec. Our plans are to offer a powerpoint presentation, a demo about Chinese books, darning and a hand felted Xmas decoration.

 Further information phone 

01253  882121  or 01204 300902.            


9 February 2021

Zoom Embroidery

 The group has not been able to meet up in our normal venue at Pendle for many months but that has not stopped the members meeting up.  In fact we have been meeting every other Monday instead of the first Monday of the month via Zoom and putting pictures of our completed pieces on our Facebook.  We have a Finish It Friday.  It is interesting to see what has been completed

Finish It Friday Pieces



Inspired by Uzbeck           

The Zoom meetings have varied from getting together and having a chat; we had a virtual Christmas party with games; talks - two from Sue one about the history of Pockets and another showing dance costumes she had made.  Kathryn has shown needlework tools; old patterns and lots of other interesting finds she has made.  

                                                                                    Christmas Present Exchange

             Jolly Christmas      

Tori and elder daughter showed everyone how to make Javanese Wedding flowers and told all about the customs of the wedding. 

Val organised a design workshop with nine squares.  

Not all the finished designs had nine squares.

Nine square cushion

Six Square Needlelace

November Val ran a Shibouri brooch workshop

9 September 2020

                                             BELL TROPHY



                   The sides of the 'Hedgerows' vase including the join

                   Below is the finished piece before it was assembled.  



18 July 2020

We may not be meeting but we are still busy 

Here are just a few of the things we have produced 


 Hope we can all get together soon.  Although it is good to meet up online.

19 March 2020

Please Note:

Janet Browne’s Workshop on 4th April – 'Stitched Landscapes' is cancelled but has been re arranged for April 24th next year, 2021.  Something good to look forward to on the distant horizon. 

Our monthly meeting on 6th April is also cancelled.  The meetings for May and the following months will be monitored and whatever action is needed, will be  taken on a month by month basis. Kathryn (Chair) will make sure everyone knows what’s happening well in advance of the meeting date.

Don’t forget to keep stitching.  Who will have completed their stitch book by the time we next meet?

9 March 2020

Monday 2nd March

The March meeting was, as usual, a friendly meeting.  The business part of the day opened with Sue telling us all the Embroiderers’ Guild news, local as well as national. She then introduced our speakers Rachel Anderson and Cis O’Boyle from Idle Women.  Unfortunately they could not show the picture they had brought because we had not got the correct lead for their Apple laptop to the projector.  Luckily they were very good at describing their work.


                          Rachel                                                                               Cis

During WWII women were used as bargees on the canals, they were recognisable because they wore a badge with IW on.  They soon got the name Idle Women, which stuck for women working on the narrowboats.  
Idle Women is an arts and social justice project that creates vibrant and adventurous spaces for women.  The group in Nelson built a narrow boat which is used for workshops, performances and exhibitions.  It is moored in Nelson besides some land they bought which is being turned into a Physic Garden for women to explore local medicinal plants.  They will learn practical herbalism techniques and get to know more about plant medicine.
They have a monthly workshop where volunteers share skills and interests, they also have visiting practitioners such as herbalists, artists, writers and gardeners offering work space in exchange for opportunities for local women to join in.  At the end of the talk we were given a drink of yarrow tea.  We had to smell then taste and say what we thought and what sensations we felt after tasting. Most agreed it smelt like sage.   Maybe the tea will make our fingers more nimble.  We were all given a small packet of the tea to take home. 

Hearing about yarrow and preparing the tea. 

Thank you Rachel and Cis for an interesting afternoon, not forgetting the tea. 

23 February 2020

3rd February 2020

We had a busy afternoon stitching. The members worked on their version of a stitch sampler.

This came about because we all enjoyed our previous ‘stitch corners’ where we shared an example of a stitch with each other and then practiced in the session. This time each member was given a stitch (or 2) to research at home and then produce a sample in different sizes and threads to show its possibilities.

During the afternoon members looked at each other’s samples and received help to master it themselves. There was much discussion about the format of the samplers...should it be a book, a design or other. There are 2 more sessions to go...so let’s see……..