Welcome to our web-site. 

We are a group of like minded stitchers of all levels living in and around Bournemouth, Dorset; who are interested in all types of textile work; hand stitching, machine stitching and beyond.

We normaly meet at:- West Parley Memorial Hall on the 4th Friday of each Month (not necessarily the last Friday!!). Between 09.00am and 2 pm. Christchurch Rd, West Parley, Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ. 

Please arrive by 9.00, for a prompt start at 9.30am;

This will allow time for you to help set up the room, prepare your own materials and have an initial coffee/tea.

We are always very pleased to showcase the high standards and talents of members. If you would like to take a workshop, for our branch, please speak to one of the committee members.


Programme of events 2022

*22nd April:- Fay Maxwell-Crewel Wool work                       *27th May:- Jan Tillet- Machining in space.

*24th June:- Lynne Duddridge- Crating a surface.               *22nd July:- Jenny Bundock. Extending a design.

*23rd September:- AUB.                                                      *28th October:- AGM.

                                                            *25th November:- Christmas cards and lunch.

        March 2022

2022-Tea Coffee Rota

   Date.            Teas and Coffees providers.             Teacher's lunch provider.       


22.04.22 :-        Jenn                              Linda and Jo - Lunch for Fay Maxwell    

27.05.22 :-                                                          - Lunch for Jan Tillet  



Needs list for WCE Bournemouth  



Requirements List for April 22nd workshop with Fay Mackswell

Fay is supplying the printed fabric for £5 each to be hand sewn onto.

Needs list; 

1.Crewel wool Perle threads and stranded cottons

2.An embroidery hoop and sewing kit

3.There is a charge of £4 for each print and any thread used.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------May workshop - Stitching in Space, by Jan Tillett

Get to grips with this free motion embroidery technique. Create trees,

daisies, cobwebs and more.

Equipment requirements

  • Domestic sewing machine – bring all tools and instruction book
  • Free motion embroidery foot for sewing machine
  • Spare sewing machine needles
  • Sewing kit – scissors (fabric and paper), pins, tailors chalk, etc.
  • Wooden kebab stick or coffee stirrer
  • 22cm embroidery hoop – inner ring covered with bias tape, and/or a

metal spring embroidery hoop

  • 1 metre of calico*
  • 30cm square of Hessian*, loosely woven linen, upholstery scrim (one or

all of these to try)

  • Sewing threads in various colours – Gutermann, Sylko, Drima etc
  • Machine embroidery threads if you have them
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Small square of coloured cotton or silk*
  • Small pieces of organza*
  • 30cm square of felt*
  • Metallic embroidery threads (optional)
  • 30cm square of pelmet vilene*
  • If you have any Inktense pastels/crayons or other water soluble

crayons, please bring them. I will have some you can use at the workshop.

If you have any queries before the course, please ‘phone me on 01884

32164 or email jan.tillett@btinternet.com

Jan Tillett


I will have a small stock of threads, fabrics, machine needles etc.

available to purchase. Plus items marked