Programme Sept 2016 to July 2017
Meetings (1.45 to 4 pm)
Anna Holzer-Mountfield & Keith
|Spinning with Anna (not bikes!)
Anna runs her own company Spinspired
We will be trying carding, spinning and lots more!
|11-12am. Bring and share lunch & introducing the Chairman’s Challenge Cup.
A Passion for Paper
Brenda will be talking about machine embroidery with paper, stitched collaged papers and paper lace.
Wall & Jones
|Tapestry and textile combining
Ali has a vintage shop in Hackney and will be bringing examples of her bespoke clothing to show us.
|Bring and share festive cakes
Festive afternoon decorating walnut shells – to become fabulous Christmas decorations. Helen Barwell will be showing us how.
Fine Cell Work Charity
|Teaching embroidery in prisons
A local volunteer will be coming to talk about this charity’s work.
|Richard’s Adventures in Painting and Embroidery
Richard talks about his past 50 years of work. A fabulous journey from Goldsmiths college to now!
|“Gilding the Lace”
Jo has developed various techniques for gilding onto lace, crochet and tatting and also uses different metallic media.
|Share leftover Easter Goodies!
Art, Architecture & Stitch
Illustrated talk exploring maps, landscapes and architecture as sources of inspiration for stitched textile designs.
Jennifer will bring along Indian textiles to illustrate her talk
Show & tell
Show & tell and Founder’s Cup Competition
25th Anniversary Party
|Presentation of Chairman’s Challenge Cup – for the best piece of work completed in one of our workshops within the past season.
Cutting of 25th Anniversary Cake.
Also, bring your Unfinished Objects – for some ‘constructive’ opinions!
Workshops 10 am to 4 pm
|Celtic Tiles. Burning techniques through felt and organza to form a fantastic medium for handstitching.|
|Machine or messy – to be agreed after Anna’s talk in September
Book covers is an option.
|25th Anniversary/Silver Workshop|
|Tambour beading and embroidery.
Frames for working will be bought along by Diana Vernon and Lesley Coidan.
|Stitch your family tree|
Residential Weekend at High Leigh, Hoddesdon on 28th to 30th April 2017. Tutors: Mary McIntosh and Jennifer Hughes
Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show, Excel 20th-22nd April 2017
Eastern Regional Day – Saturday 15th July 2017
National Day of Stitch – Early August 2017