November 5th 2015 Inaugural Meeting – Mary McIntosh
Welcome to the newly established branch and enrolment of members. Introduction to the nominated Chair and other committee members and a discussion on how the branch will work. Refreshments and raffle.
December 3rd 2015 Travelling Books
Practical session to prepare for the Travelling Books project. Members to bring along an A5 spiral bound notebook and share ideas for creating a cover.
January 7th 2016 History of the Embroiderers Guild – Lesley Jones
A talk on the History of Embroidery and the Embroiderers Guild referenced to the EG collection and displayed examples.
February 4th 2016 Capability Brown Project
Practical Session on work for the Capability Brown Exhibition to be displayed at Hylands Park in September and October 2016.
March 3rd 2016 Annette Morgan
Textile Artist Annette Morgan will talk about and show examples of her most recent work using machine embroidery
April 7th 2016 Kingsley Thompson
Kingsley Thompson will give us an insight on how she produces her exquisite dyed, printed and stitched embroidered work.
May 5th 2016 Stitches with Stories – Susan Rhodes
Susan will lead a practical session looking at the history and culture of one traditional embroidery stitch followed by the chance to try it out. Hand stitching.
June 2nd 2016 Capability Brown Work in Progress
A practical session working on pieces for the Capability Brown Project exhibition. Hand or machine.
July 7th 2016 Smocking unleashed – Jacqueline Holmes
Jacqui will give a talk and show examples of how the traditional art of smocking can be used in contemporary textiles
August 4th 2016 Summer Supper
Bring along a contribution to a shared summer evening buffet. Sit and Sew.
September 1st 2016 Annual General Meeting