Thursday, 27 January 2011

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Everything in the garden is rosie. Sue very kindly brought her winning button along to Coffee and Stitch on Tuesday at West Park URC so I got chance to take a photograph. With the wonders of technology I have made a whole row of them for you to see.

Hope you like them. Well done Sue.

I believe Norma has some photos of all of the buttons so once I get chance to get a copy of them I will post them on the blog for all to see.

The other good news was the amount of money we raised for the church through the sale of our christmas stars. I believe it was £63.45. Thanks to all of those who made this such a success.


A Workshop on 19 February with Alysn Midgelow-Marsden entitled Tangled Treasures, Full day from 10 until 4 with tea & coffee provided. Cost to guests £15, Nidderdale members £10 for the workshop. Please see our site Loose Threads for further details and requirements list.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

WORKSHOP - Saturday 19 February

Nidderdale branch have invited members of Harrogate branch to participate in their next workshop if they are interested. It is the "Tangled Treasures" workshop with Alyson Midgelow-Marsden. It will start at 10 am and finish at 4 pm and will be held in Birstwith Church Hall. If anyone is interested perhaps they could contact either Hazel or Jacqui and we can put you in touch with the organisers who can also advise you of the cost.

Some members will recall that Alyson did run the same workshop some years ago for Harrogate and the photograph above is some of Heather's knitting which emanated from it.

FELT WORKSHOP - Saturday 5 March

Gossamer Felt

Feltmaking Workshop with Catherine Slater
Saturday 5th March 2011 10 am–3.30 pm
Littlethorpe Village Hall nr Ripon
Cost £30

Come and have fun at a friendly workshop and learn how to create soft but strong felt for scarves, wraps and garments using luxury fibres.

The course covers:

Materials and equipment needed
Demonstrations and instructions
Design ideas
Surface colour, pattern and texture No previous experience necessary
Step-by-step demonstration of all techniques and examples will be on display
Design ideas and inspiration available on the day
Tea, coffee and homemade cakes included.

For more information please contact

If you would like to see samples of my work please go to

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Stitch & Chat Sessions

DON'T FORGET - 10.30 am the last Tuesday in the month at West Park United Reformed Church. These sessions are an excellent opportunity to meet, catch up, chat and stitch over a 'cuppa'!

Next session Tuesday, 25 January 10.30 am - 12.00 noon.

Time to Stitch!

New stitch sessions to start before our next meeting on Saturday 12 February starting at 10.30 am.

Bring a packed lunch and your sewing kit etc and use the time to get on with your present work 'in hand' or start planning for our "Under the Canopy" theme. Photos, books and some 'bits & pieces' will be available for you to use.

Christmas Lunch & Social

Much enjoyed by all. It was good to see everyone and the weather behaved itself so we could all get together! Many thanks to Sue, Paula and Jacqui for doing the shopping and the committee for helping to plan and organise the occasion.

Christmas Competition - Buttons!

Sue was the winner this year. What a lovely display of some original and beautifully made buttons. Well done to all! Remember to keep them safe to show them off again at the summer exhibition.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Terry Murphy, the acting Chief Executive Officer of The Embroiderers' Guild, will be available to answer members questions at a special meeting arranged for 2.00 pm on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at Scarcroft Village Hall. Refreshments will be available.

This meeting has been convened in response to the concerns raised by members at the Regional Annual General Meeting held in October 2010. It is hoped members will take this opportunity to meet Terry, raise any queries they may have, listen to the answers and also hear first hand about the current situation of The Embroiderers' Guild.

Stumpwork Workshop Tuesday 8 March 2011

Nicola Hulme (one of the excellent tutors from the 2010 Regional Residential Summer School) will be providing a 1 day Stumpwork Workshop for EG Members 10.00 - 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at The Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Park, York. The cost for the day is £30 and a choice of kit will be available to purchase of either 'Autumn Berries' or 'Mushrooms & Fauna'.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, however, delegates will need to bring a packed lunch.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop please contact either the Regional Secretary or your Branch Chairman/Secretary.