Romford & West Essex Branch programme 2016-2017


Programme Sept 2017 to July 2018

Meetings (1.45 to 4 pm)

Sept 9th “My Quilting Journey” – a talk from Lynne Pretty about her work and membership of “Out of the Fold” group.

Oct 14th AGM 11-12 a.m. followed by a shared lunch.   At 2 p.m. “East London Textile Arts” – a talk by Celia Ward & Sonia Tuttiett.

Nov 11th “Dressed to Impress the Audience” For the broad minded!!                   – a talk by Linda McCann

Dec 9th In-house.  Gill Wood will be offering a choice of kits to make during the afternoon.


Jan 13th  tbc – a talk by Linda McCann

Feb 10th“Moving On” – a talk with slides by Kay Dennis describing her stumpwork and further development.

Mar 10th “The World in Colour” – a talk by Rachel Gornall who is well known for her hand dyed stitched textiles.

Apr 14th “From Hexagons to TV!” Valerie from Just Hands on TV with a talk.

May 12th “Creative use of photography in textiles” – a talk by Christine Chester.

Jun 9th Founders’ Day.  Show & Tell and Founders’ Cup Competition.

Jul 14th “Conservation of Four Seasons Tapestries” – a talk by Joan Kendall from Hatfield House.

Workshops 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov 25th 2017 Anna from Spinspired -Kantha – hand embroidery.

Jan 27th 2018 In-house – a textile and stitch workshop to be led by one or more of our talented members.

Apr 28th2018 Hanny Newton – Goldwork, Sequins and beads

Jul 28th 2018 Jo Mabbutt – “Metallics forTextiles”. This workshop will introduce a wide range of metallic media, including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foil, suitable for use on a variety of textiles and associated surfaces – Lutradur, Tyvek, handmade papers, plastics etc.