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Visualise Exhibition: 13-25th January 2018

posted 5 Dec 2017, 02:06 by Deborah Phillpott


Inspiration Stitch Expression

Wendy Bates : Wendy Davies : Jude Flanagan : Sandra Jenkins : Sheila Jones: Karin Kirk:  Sue Latimer : Judith Laundon : Dora Mack : Mary Martin : Jean Paling : Alison Ranson : Alyssa Robinson   will be showing artwork to inspire and buy.


Floor One Gallery

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Little Elborow Street, Rugby CV21 3BZ

Daily 10am – 5pm, 10am – 4pm Sundays

Poster below.....

Nikki Parmenter - one of our Tutors for Summer School, 2018

posted 3 Dec 2017, 02:56 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 03:28 by IT Admin ]

is coming to give a talk at NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BRANCH  on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018.

"Mixed media, textile based pieces,   MW – Dyed Threads"

1.30pm -  at The Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ.  (Map on webpage)

As Nikki is to be one of the Tutors at our Summer School in July 2018, Members might like to come along to hear her talk before deciding to attend her Workshop

VISITORS VERY WELCOME  -  a Donation of £4.00 is usual

Further information contact: Eileen on 0115 952 8343

Embroiderers Guild Exhibition – Page 17

posted 9 Oct 2017, 01:27 by Deborah Phillpott

So what books do you have on your bookshelf? Do you like fiction or fact?  Do you warm to a frothy Barbara Cartland romance; grip the edge of your seat with a gritty John Grisham thriller, or lose yourself in a Philippa Gregory history?  Whatever you read, the words will form pictures in your head.  Now The Embroiderers' Guild is proud to introduce "Page 17" – a specially created exhibition of textile artistry where each piece takes a book as its inspiration.  Seen for the first time at Knit & Stitch London, EG has bought together a unique group of artists who bring words to life.  This is a one off and exciting display of work, with pieces from well-known textile artists, new names and many members from around the country.  By using techniques as diverse as machine and hand stitching, mixed media and felting (to name a few), you will see mischievous monkeys and strutting chickens, mathematical Pi and electrical circuits, Greek tragedy, fairytales and Haiku poetry.  Using colour and form, design and texture, members have created works which span the contemporary, the literal and the symbolic.  Your imagination will be intrigued as it follows the thread across the surface, and marvels at how the combination of cloth and thread is both a medium and metaphor, bringing to life images hidden amongst words.  Visit the Embroiderers Guild stand and see if your favourite book is on display.
Knit & Stitch Alexandra Palace, London 11-15 October 2017
Knit & Stitch Harrogate 23-26 November 2017​​


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Spaces on workshop with Nicola Jarvis RSN tutor

posted 9 Oct 2017, 01:16 by Deborah Phillpott

Layers of Stitch (Grantham EG) have three spare places for the Nicola Jarvis Crewel Workshop.  The workshop is on the 18th October 2017 and there is a choice of kits. The cost is £43 which includes the kit, value   £25, we meet at The Old Tennis Club, Grantham, at the usual time of 10-00am,  finishing at 4-00pm with teas and coffee available all day .


 This really is a great opportunity to spend a day with such an internationally well known Textile Artist whose work is absolutely superb.   Please contact me ASAP to book, I will then forward the requirements list which is very straight forward.   

With many thanks ,



 01949 844214


Talk and workshop with Jane Marrows

posted 25 Sep 2017, 04:54 by Deborah Phillpott

Louth Sewing Group have let us know that there are spaces on their forthcoming workshop with Jane Marrows on Saturday 7th October.   

Jane is giving her talk on the Friday evening entitled 'New Directions' showing developments of her stitched and felted textiles into new papers, fibers and wax.  Please note that they no longer meet at the Conoco Rooms over the library but at the Methodist church on Nichol Hill.  All are welcome at the talk.

For more details on times, cost and on securing a place on the workshop please contact Gabrielle Harris on

Quilt show at Walcote, Leicestershire

posted 23 Sep 2017, 15:41 by Deborah Phillpott

Announcing a Quilt exhibition at Walcote village hall (LE17 4JX) (Near Lutterworth - Junction 20 of the M1)
on October 21st and 22nd 10-4.00pm
Admission is £2, children free and our trader is Hannah's Room.
Free parking and disabled access.
Refreshments and sales table.

Commission to embroider a coat

posted 22 Sep 2017, 09:26 by Deborah Phillpott

Suzy Bryson is looking for someone to embroider a coat (coat is already brought) for her aka the attached pictures.
Please get in touch with her if you would like to do this commission via

VISUALise exhibition

posted 22 Sep 2017, 08:54 by Deborah Phillpott   [ updated 22 Sep 2017, 08:56 ]


Inspiration Stitch  Expression

Visualise an Exhibition by ISE Textile Group

This exhibition of textiles and mixed media work has been created by the ISE textile group of thirteen artists.  It is one of the first to be shown at the currently being refurbished Delapré Abbey in Northampton.  ISE (Inspiration for Stitch and Expression) was formed several years ago, by like-minded artists who enjoy creating diverse work with stitch as the common thread.

Wendy Davies, Sarah Donnelly, Jude Flanagan, Sandra Jenkins, Sheila Jones, Karin Kirk, Sue Latimer, Judith Laundon, Dora Mack, Mary Martin, Jean Paling, Alison Ranson and Alyssa Robinson meet regularly in Welford, Northamptonshire. Our aim is to promote creativity with rigorous discipline, underpinned by knowledge of textiles worldwide.

On display are abstract, realistic and figurative art and fashion accessories using a wide variety of media: wire, paper, fabric (new, distressed and recycled) and found objects: these are hand and machine stitched, or felted to create art inspired by both the natural world and the built environment.

Venue: Delapré Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW.

Exhibition is the 18th century Stable Block accessed via the Shop.

Please note the Abbey is not open to the public, except for access to the exhibition, shop, café and grounds.

Date:     Friday 13th – Sunday 29th October 2017

Opening Times:  11am – 3pm, closed Thursdays, free admission to exhibition


Contacts: and ,  


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

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