We have a great new programme for 2019.
New speakers - New Workshops
January 8th - Este Macleod
February 12th A activity evening using Este Macleod 's challenge as inspiration.
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.
March 12th -Anne Griffiths
Stories in Stitch
March Saturday Day School Experiments in Felt - Lesley Bossine
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Wendy LLoyd was our speaker on
9th October 2018 -
Wendy is a mixed media artist and teacher working in Newbury, West Berkshire. Although I spent most of my working life in retail buying, I have been involved in art and textiles from childhood and over the last few years this has become an all-absorbing obsession.
I use a wide range of mixed media and textile techniques including print, collage, painting, stitch, distressing and feltmaking. My work is inspired by the landscapes of the Middle East, West Berkshire where I live and the Lake District where I was born. Recent work has focused on sources as various as trees, life drawings of hands and abstracted views from above including water, earth from space and pavements.
Carol Waddle - Art on the Rocks
10th July Meeting 7:30 to 9.00pm
I love landscapes and mountainous regions and having hiked extensively in the UK and the National Parks of SW America and discovered the Rock Art and artefacts of the people who once inhabited the canyons, I have a wealth of imagery upon which to draw for my work. Photography is usually my starting point, then drawing from which to develop ideas for my work which ranges from felted hangings, experimental tapestry weaving, hand/machine stitching to beading and wire-work. I often combine different techniques/media to create sculptural 3D pieces or as a textural base to stitch into.
Also we have our 2nd Hand stitch workshop from 6:15 to 7:15pm see our home page for details.
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 hold a variety of events throughout the year including monthly meetings, workshops and exhibtions. (See details left)
Monthly Meetings are held at the St James- The-Less Stubbings Henley Road Maidenhead SL6 6QW
7:30- 9:30 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
In 2018 we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary and privilaged to be holding the SE Regional day - details to follow.
Please note that in some cases, where the speaker/tutor has far to travel, the regular evening meeting on the second Tuesday of the month may be moved to the following Friday in order to follow it up with a Saturday School the next day.
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0ur next workshop- 2nd June 2018
Painting the Town - Anne Hellyer
Sorry the workshop has sold out
Tuesday 12th February 2019
Stitching class 6:15 (1 hour only £3) followed our 2019 Challenge Activity evening at 7:30
at the Soltau Centre , St James- The-Less Stubbings Henley Road Maidenhead SL6 6QW
First visit Free (quote wmeg)
Guests £6 Guild Members £5
includes light refreshments
All accommodation and food is included in the price for all the Stitch Retreat residential workshops, so all you have to do is book and turn up!