Sunday, 28 February 2010


Jacqui, our Chairman, taking time with her collage onto Tyvek.

14 members of the branch had a load of messy and dirty fun on Saturday, 27 February. Dawn Turner kindly stepped in at short notice to fill the gap when Sandra Kedzlie was unfortunately unable to be with us. Everyone took home 3 or 4 background pieces of work and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Just what was needed to cheer us up after all this glum weather we have been having.

Jo concentrating hard to get her crumpled tissue paper onto the collaged Tyvek background.

Definitely RED .... painted crumpled tissue paper over collaged scraps on a Tyvek base

Before .... and .... after - just a slight difference .... now where is that acrylic wax so that I can get this made into a book cover?

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Can you believe that using the same foundation pieced pattern two pincushions can come out different sizes? Well they did! These are just one of the delights we have in store for Members Day on Saturday, 12 March. Bettys cakes in fabric, more small sketchbook covers and one or two other surprises are awaiting members. Just bring a sewing kit and plenty of enthusiasm and you will have an enjoyable day.


Some stitching actually went on at West Park in February and there was an excellent turn out of members, although the weather was still pretty chilly. Margaret Downes and Chris Staniforth have a combined membership of around 60 years between them!! Something to be very proud of. The knowledge and expertise that long term members of the branch pass on to others is invaluable, particularly as we have several new members who are eager to learn.

The volunteer staff at West Park always make us very welcome, in addition to free biscuits there are always scones, sometimes cakes and always a top up of tea and coffee after your first cup. So with the weather improving get along to our next Coffee and Stitch and enjoy the company.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Managed to get to the ULITA exhibition in Leeds which included a selection of work from the Yorkshire Branch @ Leeds which celebrated 75 years in 2009. It was very difficult to photograph as everything was in glass cases, but the above gives some idea of the range of work on display from the very early days up to some of the competition entries by members in 2009. Unfortunately the exhibition ends shortly, but there will then be other textile pieces from the ULITA archive on display.