Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Flowery Treats and Floral Tributes

We had an amazing talk from Vivienne Brown at our last meeting entitled ‘ Flowery Treats and Tributes’.
Vivienne gave a brief outline of her career and also the development through the ages of flowers in embroidery. She then showed pictures of her work and the inspiration behind it. Vivienne had also brought many examples of her work which were exquisite and breathtaking. We had a lovely inspiring afternoon.

In December we have our Christmas meal at Ascot House where the challenge is to make a scissors case.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Card making

We spent a lovely afternoon stitching cards for our 40th Anniversary Exhibition which starts next month at The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Several members made their cards from left over scarps from their main exhibition piece. The cards will be on sale throughout the exhibition time.
Next month we have a talk from Vivienne Brown - Flowery Treats & Floral Tributes. Everyone welcome whatever your skill level. £5 includes talk plus tea/coffee and biscuit.

Friday, 27 September 2019

All that Glitters!

Several of our members enjoyed a wonderful workshop with Melita Butterell last month. Here are some of the pieces they created.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Melita Butterel

We had a great talk from Melita Butterel earlier this month. She brought lots of her work to pass around for closer inspection and talked to us about her personal textile journey. Amazing work.

Melita is a member of Fusion Textile Artists and if you want to find out more please click on the link-

Friday, 21 June 2019

Sculptural Stitch

Bella May Leonard gave us a fascinating talk.She uses traditional embroidery stitches with a twist! Instead of fabric and embroidery threads she uses perspex and plastics with various industrial ropes, cords and shoe laces to create large sculptural pieces. She showed us pictures of her installations and brought along some of her smaller pieces for us to look at. A very talented and enthusiastic young lady.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

From Ties to Treasure

We had a wonderful talk from Justine Warner last Saturday. Who knew that you could turn old ties into amazing works of art to treasure forever?
Starting from a cushion made from ties for the local village show (for which she won the cup) and local market stalls, she now exhibits her work in many galleries. Not only was her work amazing but she also generously shared the different processes and materials she used to create a painterly effect.
To find out more about her visit her website  http://www.pearllovespaisley.co.uk