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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:
rgreenfield@finecellwork.co.uk 


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 rutlandandstamfordeg@gmail.com

"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 http://www.revelation-threads.co.uk/

Invitation to our AGM to Branch members

posted 29 Aug 2018, 11:44 by Deborah Phillpott

 

Dear Branch Member

 

I write to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 30th September 2018.  We open the doors at 10.30am at Kegworth Village Hall, Nottingham Road, Kegworth, DE74 2FH to start at 11.00am.  You will find an agenda and minutes of the 2017 regional AGM on the emreg webpage under Events.

 

We have an executive attending and will be giving us news from head office.  It’s always good to put faces to the executive team.

 

I hope to make the day informal but informative and have a talk/training session in the afternoon focussing on Publicity for the Guild.  Participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire so that the consultant can tailor the session for our needs.

 

It would help enormously if we know how many people we would be catering for so I ask that you let me know by noting the following form and return the details by email.

 

Very many thanks

Deborah

 

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Attendees for the Annual General Meeting of the East Midlands Region

To be held on Sunday 30th September 2018 at 11.00am (doors open at 10.30am).

Name:

 

 

Contact

Phone

Numbers

 

Address:

 

 

Email:

 

 

Please tick here to receive information via email from the regional committee.

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Please return via email: debphillpott@virginmedia.com  or send to

Deborah Phillpott, 1 Middlefield Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0QZ

Invitation to our AGM for non branch members

posted 29 Aug 2018, 11:39 by Deborah Phillpott

Dear Individual Member

 

I write to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 30th September 2018.  We open the doors at 10.30am at Kegworth Village Hall, Nottingham Road, Kegworth, DE74 2FH to start at 11.00am.  You will find an agenda and minutes of the 2017 regional AGM on the emreg webpage under Events.

 

We have an executive attending and will be giving us news from head office.  It’s always good to put faces to the executive team.

 

I hope to make the day informal but informative and have a talk/training session in the afternoon. 

 

It would help enormously if we know how many people we would be catering for so I ask that you let me know by noting the following form and return the details by email.

 

Very many thanks

Deborah

 

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Attendees for the Annual General Meeting of the East Midlands Region

To be held on Sunday 30th September 2018 at 11.00am (doors open at 10.30am).

Name:

 

 

Contact

Phone

Numbers

 

Address:

 

 

Email:

 

 

Please tick here to receive information via email from the regional committee.

o

 

Please return via email: debphillpott@virginmedia.com  or send to

Deborah Phillpott, 1 Middlefield Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0QZ

Extra Kickstart Workshops:

posted 19 Aug 2018, 09:13 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 19 Aug 2018, 23:56 by Erica Thomson ]

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

Lincolnshire Branch is looking for extra members to attend theirs on Saturday, 8th September, 2018.  At:  

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER DAY SAINTS SKELLINGTHORPE ROAD LINCOLN LN6 OPB;  

Tutor: Jan Dowson working with Colin Merry, who is a Geologist. Fee: £35.00 
 
Contact Hilary Farley for payment and further details as soon as possible: hilaryfarley@live.com.  Phone:  01673 858463

Maximum number 14.
Workshop details: the morning will be preparation, mixed media development, the afternoon spent stitching and developing exquisite stitch samples.
Material List: Thinking about fossils for colour rate - neutrals, browns greens, white black. Tea/coffee dyed fabrics and threads; basic sewing kit; painted bondaweb; Tyvek; Lutrador; Synthetic fabrics that will melt and distort; calico for backing; small beads in appropriate colour range; hot gun; hair dryer; iron (any electrical goods need to be PAT tested) selection of fabrics that can be tea dyed; selection of papers - brown paper, old envelopes; tissue, etc. There will be a pack including fabrics, papers, tyvek, painted bondaweb and lutrador etc available for £5.00

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:  pamkeeling@clara.co.uk   Phone: 01332 523469

Booklets:  Deborah Phillpott:  debphillpott@virginmedia.com    or 
Download the booklet here

Geology and Fossils workshop 18th August 2018

posted 13 Aug 2018, 23:16 by Deborah Phillpott

with Jo Leatherland at Keyworth Village Hall.
2 places have unexpectedly become available.  Please contact me if you wish to attend.
regards
Deborah

100 Hearts Exhibitions:

posted 26 Jul 2018, 02:23 by IT Admin   [ updated 26 Jul 2018, 23:28 by Erica Thomson ]

A list of the currently organised venues for this Exhibition is now available.   Click here:  

Regional Day - the future

posted 5 Jul 2018, 12:18 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 5 Jul 2018, 12:19 ]

HELP IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO RUN ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL REGIONAL DAY IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED WITH SPECIFIC TASKS:

THIS IS OUR MAIN FUND RAISER OF THE YEAR AND HELPS US KEEP THE
CAPITATION FEE WE USE TO FUND REGIONAL ACTIVITIES TO A MINIMUM.
Currently it is 85p per member, many Regions charge as much as £2.50 per member
1. Competition and Speaker for 2019 on the Day and to arrange a Speaker for 2020.
2. IT - as Erica and Nigel have decided not to continue with their help before, on and after the Day - it is vital we try to find someone - or two others to do the same.
3. We need suggestions as to other Groups to display work. Someone to approach and organise these would be good.
4. Book Stall - on the day
5. Someone to organise the  ̃Models” needed for Magie Relph’s talk.
If you are willing to help, please contact pamkeeling@clara.co.uk

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