Latest News and Announcements from the Region and its Branches.

Contemporary Appliqué: Faces and Eyes a workshop with Julia Triston

posted 8 Nov 2018, 14:44 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 8 Nov 2018, 14:45 ]

There are a few places available 10 - 4 16th November, at Easton on the Hill Village Hall PE9 3NN. The venue is just a few minutes drive from the A1. The cost is £40 payable on the day. If you want to go, contact to reserve a place and get a requirements list.

Julia is also giving a talk on contemporary appliqué the previous evening, if you would like to come along. The meeting is at 7 - 9 pm, 15th October at Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1US.

An information sheet is attached below.

VISUALise - Inspiration for Stitch and Expression

posted 18 Oct 2018, 03:04 by Pamela Keeling

Exhibition of textiles and mixed media work created by ISE textile group of 15 artists who enjoy creating artwork with stitch as the common thread.

Welford Village Hall, West Street, Welford, Northampton NN6 6HU

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December, 2018

10am - 5pm - daily

Admission free

Pop-up Craft Fayre - Saturday 17th November, 2018

posted 5 Oct 2018, 08:23 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 08:28 ]

All Saints Church,     Compton,    Leek,    Staffordshire    ST13 5PT       
Free Admission         Refreshments Available.          10am  -  3pm

Thank You!

posted 1 Oct 2018, 14:13 by Erica Thomson

Liz Welch Masks
A huge thank you to those members who attended the Regional AGM and bought some of the treasures I brought from Liz Welch's stash. Nearly £200 was raised to add to the £1000+ from Regional Day. The total from craft supplies etc is now £2800, so far. 
All monies have been donated to Breast Cancer Now.

The Braid Society 25th Anniversary Exhibition:

posted 28 Sep 2018, 10:39 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 28 Sep 2018, 10:44 ]

9th October - 16th November 2018,  

Opening Times:   Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturdays:  13th October, 27th October & 10th November

Mary Sleigh -"On the Horizon" - Workshop

posted 12 Sep 2018, 05:45 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 18 Sep 2018, 08:21 ]

Saturday 24th November 2018.
Workshop with Textile Artist and tutor Mary Sleigh.

Cost £45.
9am- 5pm

Venue- Ye Olde Barn hotel , Marston, Grantham. (Former Ramada)
A1 - not far from Downtown/Boundary Mill.

"On the Horizon"
In this workshop we will create a landscape on calico using fabric paints and handstitch with scraps of fabric.
Mary will take us through colouring fabric using koh I noor colours or other medium,and then handstitching.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities from beginner's to more advanced.

This is also a chance to see our new venue for Summer School next year.
Arrival tea/coffee, sandwich /wraps lunch and afternoon tea break included.

So if you are not going To Harrogate Knit and stitch on this Saturday- do book your place Asap!

Please email - 
Marianne Young
( Summer School organiser)

Skilled Stitchers Needed

posted 7 Sep 2018, 04:45 by Pamela Keeling

We have a handful of rare opportunities to join our incredible, award-nominated team of prison volunteers.

If you are based near Market Harborough, 

Hemel Hempstead, Buckinghamshire  or Uttoxeter we would love to hear from you.
To apply you must be a skilled stitcher with an interest in working in prisons and be able to commit to a fortnightly slot.

Contact Rosie to find out more: 

Extra Kickstart Workshop

posted 5 Sep 2018, 02:39 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 5 Sep 2018, 02:39 ]

24th October 2018 Rosemary Deag is repeating her Kickstart workshop Fossils
You will be able to explore the lines, shapes, patterns and texture of fossils, before exploring how to re-create these images using fabric and thread.

The cost will be £35 and a full list of requirements will be provided.

Easton-On-The-Hill Village , New Road, Easton-On-The-Hill, PE9 3NN. The village is close to Stamford and the A1.

For further details contact

"Threads Through Revelation" Exhibition at Southwell Minster

posted 4 Sep 2018, 02:20 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 5 Sep 2018, 05:55 ]

Threads Through Revelation-Jacqui Parkinson

Tuesday 16 October to Friday 30 November 2018, in the Quire Aisles

"Threads Through Revelation" is a spectacular display of textile art, inspired by the book of Revelation. It has been created by Jacqui Parkinson, a textile artist based in Devon. Her work will be visiting cathedrals across the country until the end of 2018, and we are lucky enough to be one of it's hosts.
“Threads Through Revelation” uses vivid silks and literally millions of stitches to explore the Book of Revelation, one of the most vivid books in the bible. The book of Revelation describes the extraordinary visions of John on the island of Patmos in the first century and has inspired and challenged many artists over the centuries.

Jacqui became particularly drawn to the book in 2013 and for three years and three months worked on a sequence of panels and a book, which was completed in 2016. Thought to be the largest single-artist textile exhibition in the world, it’s on show from 16th October to 30th November and really is one not to be missed.

David Wilkinson, The Principal, St Johns College, Durham University writes:

"Jacqui Parkinson has approached Revelation with all the seriousness of a professional theologian but also as someone who wants to engage the text with her passion and training in art. In working with her own art form she brings insights to the text which sometimes reinforce, sometimes question and sometimes push further the academic commentaries. This is a fine piece of work and gives a distinct contribution to the scholarship on Revelation. But more than that it engages the artist and the lay person in an imaginative exploration of God's Word."

For more information on the exhibition, visit

Extra Kickstart Workshops:

posted 19 Aug 2018, 09:13 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 9 Oct 2018, 00:39 by Erica Thomson ]

Several Branches are now holding their own Geology & Fossils Workshops for Kickstart this year.

Derbyshire Branch are offering one on Saturday, 20th October, 2018.  At:

St. John's Church, Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9HD.     10.00 am - 3.30pm

Tutor: Pam Keeling

This will be an opportunity to delve into this wide theme using whatever aspect of this topic you choose.
Check suggestions in the Kickstart Booklet. Booklets are now available from Pam Keeling or Deborah Phillpott - cost £5.
The start of the day will be an overall approach to design, followed by individual tuition on your chosen theme.
The cost for this workshop will be £35.00

Requirements List will be available when booked onto the day

Contact Pam Keeling for Workshop & Booklet:   Phone: 01332 523469

Booklets:  Deborah Phillpott:    or 
Download the booklet here

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