Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Painting with Wool!

Our speaker this month was Bridget Bernadette Karn who gave us an inspiring and fascinating talk about felting processes and how to use felting to make a picture. She was so enthusiastic and her work was amazing.
Images with permission from Bridget Bernadette Karn

 To see more of her beautiful work visit her website at -

At the end of this month she is running a workshop for us which we are all really looking forward to. Watch out for pictures of our efforts

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Casalguidi and so much more!

Our speaker this month was Wyn Ingham with a talk entitled Casalguidi and Lace from 5th Century to present day. She brought a huge selection of beautiful handmade lace which we were allowed to hold and examine closely. Her wonderful relaxed “Victoria Wood” style kept us enthralled throughout. We not only learnt a lot about lace but also stories of her mother’s remarkable life and some titillating historical facts!

 Next month we will be learning how to paint with wool with both a talk and a workshop by Bridget Bernadette Karn.

Friday, 27 December 2019

Christmas Lunch

In December we had a fantastic Christmas lunch at Ascot House.

As usual there was a Christmas challenge. This year the challenge was to make a scissor case. All the entries were fabulous and it was very difficult to choose a winner. However the winner was (drumroll)  Carole Pritchard with a beautifully embroidered case.

 There was also a tombola. Everyone brought a wrapped bottle which were numbered. Then everyone was given a number and claimed that bottle.
 A really enjoyable afternoon.

In January Wyn Ingham will be talking to us about Casalguidi and lace from the5th century to present day.

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-