Thursday, 1 October 2009


Variegations moved to Texere Yarns on 14 September and Dawn Turner has put together an exciting array of courses of interest to all stitchers. To view the list of workshops visit and click on the 'about us' icon.


"Natural Fibres - a World Heritage"
"75 Years of Stitching in Yorkshire"
6 October 2009 - 26 Feb 2010
Tues - Fri 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (ex University closed days)

In International Year of Natural Fibres Ulita are highlighting their use in textiles across the globe, with selections from their constituent collections including silks from Qing Dynasty China, cashmere shawls, Mediterranean embroideries of linen and silk, Javanese batik cottons, an embroidered ship cloth from Sumatra, ikats from Indonesia, crafted items from NZ, W Africa, Malysia, Turkey as well as various 20th C textiles.

The exhibition is complemented by samples from the EG Yorkshire Branch @ Leeds archive and the work of present members, including the results of this year's competition based on the theme of 'Natural Fibres'.


19 - 22 November 2009 (during Knitting & Stitching Show)
Thurs - Sat 12 pm - 4 pm Sunday 2 - 4 pm

Serena Partridge, is a local textile artist based in Malton, she draws her inspiration from historical fashion, which she distorts in scale and proportion to produce curious garments and accessories with fictional labels.

She has been the first artist in residence at the Royal Pump Room Museum and will bring her studio to the museum during the Knitting and Stitching Show. If you have a ticket to the Knitting & Stitching Show you will be entitled to discounted entry to the museum at £2.

Van Gogh on a Bus

14 - 31 October 11 am - 5 pm
Burton Agnes Hall, Red Bus Gallery
(between Bridlington and Driffiled YO25 4NB)

Embroidery by Vivien Stamford. The work is inspired by Van Gogh. Vivien is currently secretary of the City of York branch of the Embroiderers' Guild.

Lotherton Hall Exhibition

3 September - 1 November 2009
Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm Sun 1 - 5 pm

Reconstruction of an 18th century dress
An exhibition of beautiful and engaging work that depicts evidence of the historical journey of a dress over time, evoking images of unknown histories and people.

The artist Debra Roberts is currently secretary of the Yorkshire Branch @ Leeds of the Embroiderers' Guild