Latest News and Announcements from the Region and its Branches.

Leek Embroiderers ~ Opportunity for a walk guided by Regional Day speaker

posted 26 Apr 2017, 01:29 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 26 Apr 2017, 01:30 ]

On Tues May 16th and Sat 20th (which is the week after our Regional Day), Cathryn Walton is leading a walk in Leek. Details are attached below.
She will lead a walk to the Nicholson Institute, All Saints and St Edward's churches and see the Wardle house, home of Leek Embroidery. Cathryn advises booking ahead if you are interested. 

Textile Artist - Chris Yates

posted 24 Apr 2017, 23:51 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 24 Apr 2017, 23:55 ]

Chris Yates is a member of the Embroiderer’s Guild,  the Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen and also exhibits regularly with Textile Art groups.
You may have seen her at the Big Textile Show (2014 - 2016), Textiles in Focus (2016), Textiles East (2017), or the Eastern Region Festival of Stitch event at St Albans in 2016.
She is a Textile Artist based in Northamptonshire who offers talks and workshops on her work with teabags (see images attached).
If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in combining hand or machine embroidery with mixed media and recycled materials, please contact Chris at:

Textile Exhibition: ‘Got the T-shirt.’

posted 20 Apr 2017, 04:07 by Erica Thomson

Elements is a collaboration of two talented textile artists, Brenda Hargood and Chris Yates. Our previous exhibition here at 78 Derngate, entitled 'Footsteps',  left us with masses of unexplored inspiration, say the artists, which prompted them to begin work on a second 'road trip', which they have humorously titled, 'Got the T Shirt'!  The artists explain, this exhibition is again based on our travels to other countries but also explores the beautiful scenery, flora and fauna of the United Kingdom.  The exhibited work includes machine embroidery, appliqué, hand embroidery and mixed media. Some fabrics are either hand dyed or hand painted. All the work is original, exclusively designed and produced by the artists for this exhibition. Also pdf below


posted 16 Apr 2017, 02:48 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 16 Apr 2017, 02:49 ]

Some places are still available for my Delicate Paper bowl Workshop on Sunday 23rd April. 10.00 am to 1pm. 
To be held in the at TACTILE, The Manor, Unit 39, Tur Langton, Leics LE8 0PJ.
To Book contact Louise Jopling: 0116 344

Create delicate little paper bowls - you can make several different bowls, choosing from a wide selection of coloured, handmade, textured and patterned papers. You will also be shown how to incorporate decorative items such as lace, threads, beads and spangles to further enhance your work. All materials and resources are provided for this workshop.


Requirements: please bring an apron, (as we will be using glue), and also a shallow box to transport your work home.

Fee includes all materials and resources.

I also have more dates available at other venues:


Sunday 23rd April  -  Tactile. 10.00 am to 1pm. Fee includes all materials and resources.

Saturday 8th July – Dotty Gallery. 10am to 1pm. Fee includes all materials and resources, 

Thursday 13th July -  Wistow Gallery. 10am to 1pm. Fee includes all materials and resources,

Tuesday 1st August – Wistow Gallery. 10am to 1pm. Fee includes all materials and resources. 


WISTOW GALLERY: Artshed@Wistow, Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Kibworth Road,

Wistow, Leicestershire, LE8 0QF. Tel: 0116

To book, please contact Joy Norman: Tel:  0116 2778121, or email:


TACTILE, The Manor, Unit 39, Tur Langton, Leics LE8 0PJ.

To Book contact Louise Jopling: 0116 344

DOTTY GALLERY, The Ferns, 12 Main St, Twyford, Melton Mowbray LE14 2HU.

To book, contact Leslie Harris: 01664 840910.

Textile Exhibition 'Land, Sea and Air'

posted 2 Apr 2017, 11:30 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 2 Apr 2017, 11:31 ]

Eddie Cheadle and Ann Pocklington of Ashbourne Guild are holding the fifth Stitch'nMix textile exhibition 'Land, Sea and Air' at the gallery in Cromford Mill from Saturday April 29th to Thursday May 4th. It is open from 10.00 to 16.00 and entry to the gallery is free. Poster is attached below.

Another Training Morning At Kegworth

posted 1 Apr 2017, 05:02 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 1 Apr 2017, 06:39 ]

Another very successful training morning today with 8 members from 7 branches came to learn how to edit our Regional website and how to upload photos to Branch Albums.

Website Training morning at Kegworth

posted 5 Mar 2017, 04:39 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 5 Mar 2017, 08:05 ]

7 members from 5 branches came to learn how to edit their Branch webpages and create photos albums for Branch Events. Another training morning will take place on 1st April when a further 11 members will attend. 

Midland Textile Forum

posted 27 Feb 2017, 08:36 by IT Admin

at the Lally Gallery, Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA.
2nd March - 18th April, 2017.
A diverse group of thirteen experienced artists brought together by a shared passion for working with textiles and a desire to promote textile art.    The works include fabric manipulation, dyeing, stitch, weaving, lace, applique and mixed media expression.
0115 907 1141

New Traders for Regional Day - 2017

posted 2 Feb 2017, 08:41 by IT Admin

We are pleased to announce that Makit Lace Supplies, The African Fabric Shop, Nostalgia Beads and Camelot Crafts are joining our regulars Art Van Go and Mulberry Silks this year.

Regional Day - 2017

posted 25 Jan 2017, 04:33 by IT Admin

Fuller details of our Regional Day can now be viewed on the Regional Day 2017 page.

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