Monday, 28 November 2022

Jennifer Collier - My Story and a workshop on Paper Slippers


 Jennifer's story was a fascinating one. She has a wonderful workshop at Unit 12 in Staffordshire and gave us a most enlightening talk on her journey with stitch and paper, which you can also see on Instagram. her work is commissioned from all over the world and her attention to detail is wonderful. The workshop was enjoyed by all who took part, making paper slippers from interesting book pages and other papers.








Rachel Singleton - Creative Obsessions

Rachel treated us to a very interesting lecture and great workshop based on her Creative Obsessions, of which there are many but all absolutely fantastic and inspiring.











2023 

Jan 7th        Lecture    Anne Haigh

                                Commonwealth Games Hanging

Jan 21st    Workshop    Gail Tutcher

                                Bargello

Feb 4th       Lecture    Crafty Happenings

                                Our Story

Feb 18th    Workshop    Jo Hill

                                Free machine Embroidery

Mar 4th    Lecture        Margaret McQuillen

                                My Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Mar 17/18 Fri/Sat Workshop

                                    Suzette Smart

                                3D Precious/Treasure Box

Apr 1st     Member's Workshop - Sit & Stitch

Apr 22nd    Lecture        Amanda Clayton

                                My Blue Suitcase

May 19th    Lecture        Anne Brooke

                                My Journey from A-Z

May 20th    Workshop        TBC

May 27th    Workshop        Amanda Clayton

                                Piecing & Patching

Jun 3rd        Lecture         Jayne Emerson

                                My Life in Textiles

Jun 17th    Workshop        Jayne Emerson

                                Ten Ways with One Fabric

Jul 1st        Lecture        Gill Biel

                                My Life in Stitch

Jul 15th    Workshop        Gill Biel

                                    TBC

Aug 19th    Member's Workshop - Sit & Stitch

Sep 2nd    Lecture            Judith Rowley

                                History of my Development 

Sep 16th    Workshop        Judith Rowley

                                Fabric Manipulation

Oct 7th    Lecture            Clare Wasserman

                                Sketchbooks and their Role

Oct 21st    Workshop        Clare Wasserman

                                Sketchbooks

Nov 4th    Lecture            Maria Thomas

                                      TBC

Nov 18th    Workshop        Maria Thomas

                                    Textile Collage

Dec 2nd     Member's Christmas Workshop





 

 Exhibition at The Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster

We have an exhibition at the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster at this time until early January 2023.








Programme 2023

 2023 

Jan 7th        Lecture    Anne Haigh

                                Commonwealth Games Hanging

Jan 21st    Workshop    Gail Tutcher

                                Bargello

Feb 4th       Lecture    Crafty Happenings

                                Our Story

Feb 18th    Workshop    Jo Hill

                                Free machine Embroidery

Mar 4th    Lecture        Margaret McQuillen

                                My Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Mar 17/18 Fri/Sat Workshop

                                    Suzette Smart

                                3D Precious/Treasure Box

Apr 1st     Member's Workshop - Sit & Stitch

Apr 22nd    Lecture        Amanda Clayton

                                My Blue Suitcase

May 19th    Lecture        Anne Brooke

                                My Journey from A-Z

May 20th    Workshop        TBC

May 27th    Workshop        Amanda Clayton

                                Piecing & Patching

Jun 3rd        Lecture         Jayne Emerson

                                My Life in Textiles

Jun 17th    Workshop        Jayne Emerson

                                Ten Ways with One Fabric

Jul 1st        Lecture        Gill Biel

                                My Life in Stitch

Jul 15th    Workshop        Gill Biel

                                    TBC

Aug 19th    Member's Workshop - Sit & Stitch

Sep 2nd    Lecture            Judith Rowley

                                History of my Development 

Sep 16th    Workshop        Judith Rowley

                                Fabric Manipulation

Oct 7th    Lecture            Clare Wasserman

                                Sketchbooks and their Role

Oct 21st    Workshop        Clare Wasserman

                                Sketchbooks

Nov 4th    Lecture            Maria Thomas

                                      TBC

Nov 18th    Workshop        Maria Thomas

                                    Textile Collage

Dec 2nd     Member's Christmas Workshop


2023 

Jan 7th        Lecture    Anne Haigh

                                Commonwealth Games Hanging

Jan 21st    Workshop    Gail Tutcher

                                Bargello

Feb 4th       Lecture    Crafty Happenings

                                Our Story

Feb 18th    Workshop    Jo Hill

                                Free machine Embroidery

Mar 4th    Lecture        Margaret McQuillen

                                My Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Mar 17/18 Fri/Sat Workshop

                                    Suzette Smart

                                3D Precious/Treasure Box

Apr 1st     Member's Workshop - Sit & Stitch

Apr 22nd    Lecture        Amanda Clayton

                                My Blue Suitcase

May 19th    Lecture        Anne Brooke

                                My Journey from A-Z

May 20th    Workshop        TBC

May 27th    Workshop        Amanda Clayton

                                Piecing & Patching

Jun 3rd        Lecture         Jayne Emerson

                                My Life in Textiles

Jun 17th    Workshop        Jayne Emerson

                                Ten Ways with One Fabric

Jul 1st        Lecture        Gill Biel

                                My Life in Stitch

Jul 15th    Workshop        Gill Biel

                                    TBC

Aug 19th    Member's Workshop - Sit & Stitch

Sep 2nd    Lecture            Judith Rowley

                                History of my Development 

Sep 16th    Workshop        Judith Rowley

                                Fabric Manipulation

Oct 7th    Lecture            Clare Wasserman

                                Sketchbooks and their Role

Oct 21st    Workshop        Clare Wasserman

                                Sketchbooks

Nov 4th    Lecture            Maria Thomas

                                      TBC

Nov 18th    Workshop        Maria Thomas

                                    Textile Collage

Dec 2nd     Member's Christmas Workshop




Sunday, 4 September 2022

 September 3rd - Stumpwork Insects - Anne Griffiths

This day was all about different techniques for making beetles  and butterflies. The butterflies were painted onto plain cotton or silk organza and after they had dried they were stitched onto the background with the addition of 'false eyelash ' antenna and the bodies were covered card or pelmet vylene.

The beetles wings were made using ' false nails' painted with nail varnish and then stitched over an embellished and raised  felt structure.

Here are our insects.






















Thank you Anne for a lovely day.

 2nd September - Stories and Stitch - Anne Griffiths


Anne started her lecture by telling us about her City and Guilds work and looking at Letters and Angels. Her interest in stitching started at an early age  She made this before she was 10. 










These were some mini kimonos that showed a variety of techniques.

A lot of the work that she showed us was relating to a project she undertook with the stories of Alice in Wonderland . These are some of the panels that she did on silk organza for this project.






Anne concluded her talk by showing us how she produces illuminated letter with ' tomato puree tube or hand painting with machine stitch
Thank you Anne

Photos courtesy of Saskia Poller