Suffolk East Branch Programme

Embroiderer’s Guild: Suffolk East 2018 – 2019

September 12th 2018
Using a Drop spindle to make yarn.
Pop up shop of yarns naturally dyed by the company
All materials provided. Go home with your spindle and yarn to get you ‘Inspired’ to use it again, and again.
n.b. Anna, is an excellent knitter and knitted garment designer. She is accompanied by husband, who makes originally designed weaving frames.

September 29th 2018
Workshop: Alex Waylett
Laminated Stitch. Discover how you could include this contemporary material in your own textile work. The workshop is based around Alex’s wall hanging created on a coastal theme; however participants can introduce more floral motifs with hand and machine stitch if they wish.
Fully utilising the transparent qualities of plastic, you will combine materials such as painted Bondaweb, sequin waste and metallic sheers, before hand and machine stitching each piece using water-soluble fabric. Students will be shown ways of completing their wall panel at home.
£30. 16 students. To Bring List will be available.

October 10th 2018
19.30- 21.30
A.G.M. / Travelling Books re view.
Talking with the ‘Felixstowe Travelling books’ group about their beautiful work.
Viewing books made in workshops taken with Alice Fox, and Frances Pickering this year.

November 14th 2018
The 16 Tribes of the Gujarat Indian peoples and their textiles.
Led by Valerie and John Harrowven. Samples of textiles to handle after the presentation.

December 12th 2018
You Light up my Life.
Led by Committee
L.E.D lights used in a Christmas design product. Materials provided. Bring a sewing kit.

Saturday 19th January 2019
Chairman’s Open House
for ‘Textile Resolutions’
(see Newsletter for details, and Chair email for address of venue).

Wednesday 13th February 2019
Build a Landscape TBC

Saturday 2nd March 2019
WORKSHOP: 10.00-15.30
Tutor: Caroline Hyde-Brown. Forage and Felt. Muted palette, wet felting background. Layers of foraged materials, hand stitching. Materials provided £3.50. 10 students. £30.

Wednesday 13th March 2019
Beverley Folkard, an experienced tutor in the art of bookmaking. Make a Book.
Materials List to be provided for a practical experience of making a simple book.

Wednesday 10 April 2019
Frances Jefferies
Chromesthesia. ‘Finding your own Voice’ Presentation, Musical interludes, and ‘hands on’ experiments using papers, art materials. Find out how this sensory connection works with creative artists.
Materials provided.

Wednesday 8th May 2019
‘Out of the Fold’ group presentation from Karen Frost, Lynne Edwards, Mary McIntosh of individual work from current exhibitions.

Saturday 1st June 2019
WORKSHOP 10.00-16.00
Nodeen Salmon
Free Machine embroidery
Doodle Woman.
The ability to free machine is not an essential element to joining this workshop, but, an enthusiasm for drawing with a needle, is.
18 students max. £30. Requirements list to be provided.

Wednesday 12th June 2019
Committee based on idea from Carol Sutherland Rust Dyeing.
Materials list to be provided.

Wednesday 10th July 2019
Committee and Carol Phillips
Cord making: using feet, foam and Overlocker methods with Couching.
Using the dyed fabrics from last month.
Materials list to be provided.

August no meeting

Wednesday 11th September 2019
Gilda Baron Portfolio,
Counted Thread Embroidery.
Use the beautiful samples in this recently assembled HQ portfolio for:
Design ideas, stitches used, and as colour palettes to be used later in your own work.
Bring a sketchbook, pencils, colouring medium and camera to capture ideas.


• Class sizes are limited. If a class is full, your name can be added to a waiting list.
• Fees are as advertised at meetings and in the Newsletter. If there are spare places, these may be made available to non-Guild members for a small additional fee.
• Cheques should be made payable to
‘Embroiderers’ Guild Suffolk East Branch’