Latest News and Announcements from the Region and its Branches.

Textile Workshop - "A Sense of Place" Landscape Paintings by Harry Ousey

posted by IT Admin

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017.    10 - 3pm.  Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery,   Stockwell Street,  Leek, ST13 6DW

Ousey's Abstract Paintings lend themselves to inspirational creative stitching, and this workshop will stimulate ideas in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
Workshop led by Liz Smith and Sue Astles, Glossop Embroiderers' Guild.
Places are limited so please contact with booking and payment of £15 as soon as possible.

"The Lie of the Land" an exhibition by Midlands Textile Forum.

posted 10 Aug 2017, 08:09 by IT Admin   [ updated 10 Aug 2017, 08:10 ]

from Saturday, 19th August, 2017 to Saturday 16th September, 2017 at: 
Bishop's Castle Town Hall, Council Chamber, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BG

Midlands Textile Forum is a diverse group of thirteen experienced artists, brought together by a shared passion for working with textiles and a desire to promote textile art through joint exhibitions. Members’ creativity is apparent in the diversity of their practice and the range and depth of skills in the group is exceptional. These include fabric manipulation, dyeing, stitch, weaving, appliqué, felting, printing and mixed media expression.

Inter Branch Study Day - Sunday 17th September, 2017

posted 17 Jul 2017, 02:46 by IT Admin   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 02:59 ]

3 Great Workshops to choose from:      Secret Garden Boxes with book artist Paul Johnson;  Kantha Stitching with Gill Greany;  Wool Painting with Raya Brown

All at Thringstone Community Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Nr Coalville Leicestershire, LE67 8 NR
10.00am  -  3.30pm   £35.

More details of Workshops and Booking forms: 
or Contact Deborah Phillpott on
or 01455 612261    -   07357023245

Nikki Parmenter's Exhibition at Macclesfield Museum

posted 17 Jul 2017, 02:27 by IT Admin   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 02:57 ]

A wide range of Exhibitions and Activities for Adults and Children are being held at Macclesfield Museum over the Summer - for fuller details and further information - visit:

This includes:  Meet the Artist  -  Nikki Parmenter on Saturday 29th July, 2017 from 2 - 4pm.

Nikki is to be one of our Tutors at our 2018 Summer School at Scalford Hall, in July next year.
You will be able to find out more about her intricate artworks and the inspiration behind her exhibition at the Museum.

There is also - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing - on Saturday, 5th August - 10am - 12noon  or  1 - 3 pm
£10 per person - booking essential as places are limited, call 01625 612045 or book in person at The Silk Musuem. 
YMeet the Artist

Grantham Young Embroiderers and Textile Group - Newly formed

posted 30 Jun 2017, 14:56 by Erica Thomson

Review from April Workshop.
Our first workshop was both fun and good learning for everyone involved. We centred our project on running stitch and created felt envelopes to store a variety of items, really whatever you wanted. the stitches had plenty of choice by choosing colour combinations for felt and lining, a huge variety of threads and some inspirational visual materials to get us stitching.
it was lovely to see the enthusiasm during the day and the results were all well deserved. See more pictures here.
We are hoping that the group will be able to come together in August for another project. See attached poster below

Regional Day 2018

posted 19 Jun 2017, 04:53 by IT Admin

We have now arranged the Speaker and Competition for Regional Day 2018 - Sunday, 13th May, at The Becket School, West Bridgford, Notts.

Speaker:  Sue Stone

Margaret Wright exhibition at Piddington

posted 8 Jun 2017, 13:03 by IT Admin   [ updated 8 Jun 2017, 13:07 ]

An exhibition to celebrate the talent of Margaret K Wright a long time member of Northamptonshire branch who sadly died earlier this year. See poster attached below.

Grantham exhibition

posted 8 Jun 2017, 05:21 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 8 Jun 2017, 05:24 by Erica Thomson ]

Some photos of our current Kick-start Exhibition "The Sewing  Bee and beyond".

Click here 

Regional Day Photo Album

posted 25 May 2017, 15:34 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 25 May 2017, 15:35 ]

Here is a link to the Regional Day Photo Album with photos taken by Nigel King


posted 25 May 2017, 00:27 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 25 May 2017, 00:28 ]

Joy Norman is participating in ART HOUSE LEICESTER this year - it's a new event for her, and she is really looking forward to it. Art House Leicester offers a different take on the art trail. This trail takes you through the Clarendon Park area, with houses taking the place of galleries. There are 9 houses in the trail, with over 60 exhibitors. Joy will have a selection of work on display at 8 Burlington Road - if you are free that weekend, it would be lovely to see you. 
The dates and opening times are:
Friday 9th June 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 10th June: 11.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 11th June: 11.00am to 6.00pm
(The venues will not open on Monday this year)

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