Next Meeting: Christmas! December 10th
Plans are underway for our Christmas meeting. There will be mulled 'wine', tasty nibbles and activites. The Members competition is 'A Recycled Christmas' At least three items must be recycled to make your Christmas item. There will be prizes for winners of the competition and the raffle. Don't forget to bring your cash.
NB. There will be NO stitching class this month
Our Speaker at our meeting on the 9th July is Terry Donaldson.
Terry is a Quilt artist and teacher. She works with the textile group The Stitch Witches which have been featured in publications including The Quilter, Patchwork and Quilting and Popular Patchwork. In June 2013 Terry launched with Hazel Ryder InStitches Creative Textile Courses. Terry will also be running a pop up shop selling hand-dyed fabric and threads and cards of her work.
Saturday 18th May
A great opportunity to try out your Eco Printing skills with Caroline Bell.
Caroline was our speaker last year and our members were so impressed with her work we have invited her back to lead our Day School. There are one or two places left at a cost of £28. Location is a beautiful hall in Hurley Village.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 14th May
We have another inspirational speaker in Amanda Clayton.
Amanda has always maintained a joy of cloth and stitch, her work incorporates handstitch, layering and translucency.
Our hand stitch workshop starts at 6:15- 7:15 for both beginners and improvers. For more information on our activties please contact email@example.com
We held an inspirational workshop on Saturday 23rd March.
Experiments in Felt - Creating Texture for Stitch, led by our Tutor Lesley Bossine.
Here is some of the beautiful experiments made by our members and guests.
A big thank you to the organiser Clem.
If you would like to join one of our great value workshops. Watch out for details of our next event on 18th May " Eco Printing " with Caroline Bell.
Our guest speaker at our March Meeting is Anne Griffiths -Stories in Stitch.
Anne specialises in working with transparent materials, embellished with machine stitch and paint, sometimes combined with heavier materials, such as acrylic or metal to create durable pieces. Starting points are often a word or quotation that demands visual representation. Many of her pieces have been inspired by text.
February brings our challenge for 2019. Led by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn who will be presenting how we might use last months inspirational talk by Este Macleod. A professional artist and designer, Este has developed a programme called "Creative Leap" where writing and the letters of the Roman alphabet are used as a source of inspiration. Come and find your creative side. Demonstrations on embellishing machine, transfer dyes, sitching a motif.
Your will need to bring large needle, piece of fabric, frame & threads, pencil, paint brush.
Tuesday 12th February 6:15 - 7:15 Stitching Class. 7:30 Challenge activity evening.
The Windsor & Maidenhead Branch celebrated their 40th Anniversary on Tuesday 11th September. 45 Members and guests joined in the “Fabulous & Forty” evening in stylish red outfits.
Lots of stitching, talking and sharing of knowledge took place with celebratory cake and refreshments.
See the gallery for lots more pictures
Our Regional Day was a resounding success, despite the Marlow traffic problems all arrived on time. Speakers Suzy Wright & Kate Wells were truly inspirational. The traders provided many beautiful things to buy. The venue was light and airy and the lunch tasty what more could we ask for?
The competition for "Fabulous" drew many beautiful entries - to see all of the photos please choose "Regional Day " from the Gallery.
Caroline Bell - Eco Printing
Caroline is a Textile Artist whose work focuces on sustainability, often using locally sourced, second hand and upcycled fabrics. She is inspired by the natural world and where possible uses natural dyes, mordants and mark making materials.
Caroline studied Stitched Textiles at Eastleigh College and is a licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Your first visit FREE (quote wmeg)
Meeting at 7:30 Soltau Centre , St James the Less, Henley Road Stubbings SL6 6QW
We are a branch of the Embroiderers' Guild and as such are committed to education about all aspects of the history and practise of embroidery and textile arts.
Are you interested in embroidery or any aspect of textiles? Just want to find out more about what we do? Why not join us at one of our friendly evening meetings, usually held on the second Tuesday of the month (except August) at 7:30pm
The Soltau Centre,
(Behind the Church of St. James-the-Less),
Berkshire SL6 6QW
You don't need special skills or even to be an active stitcher. With us you will find plenty of inspiration and people to teach you.
We normally have a speaker who brings a presentation and examples of their work or pieces from their collection. Alternatively we organise a mini-workshop evening for those attending to try new materials and techniques and these are sometimes combined with social evenings. See our programme page for more details of what is planned for your intended visit.
In addition, membership brings the opportunity to join our other activities such as Saturday Schools, Visits, Design Days, Exhibitions and Group Projects.