We are a small, but growing, friendly group with varied interests and experience. Our monthly evening meetings include talks and/or mini-workshops given by outside speakers, some of whom are well known, others more local but equally good.
We include some ‘in-house’ meetings when we share our ideas and expertise on a chosen theme. These meetings are an ideal opportunity to get to know each other and they are always very interesting and rewarding.
We welcome visitors and new members whatever their levels of expertise. Occasionally we hold a whole day Saturday workshop.
We meet in St. John’s Church Hall, Auction Close, Ashbourne,
DE6 1GQ on the 3rd Monday in the month 7.30pm but not in August.
Chair - Helen Livesey
Secretary - Lois Wilkes
Treasurer - Jan Reid
IT Rep - Beryl Slade
Membership numbers: 28
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Land Sea and Air
A textile exhibition including patchwork, quilting and mixed media pieces by branch members, Eddie Cheadle and Ann Pocklington.
To celebrate the 2016 National Day of Stitch,we held a 'drop in' sewing event in ASHBOURNE LIBRARY.
CHRISTMAS TREES 2015
KANTHA MINI WORKSHOP
We had an enjoyable mini-workshop with Eddie, experimenting with the simple but effective technique of Kantha.
GOLDWORK with Carole Holme
Pauline Fitzpatrick, branch member gave us an informative and fascinating look into her world of crochet. We learned a lot about many of the variations of Tunisian crochet and her favourite free form and very colourful crochet.
Workshop with ART VAN GO
We enjoyed the expertise of Viv Arthur and the resources of Art Van Go at a Saturday workshop. We explored many materials and media which she brought for us to try.
Monthly 'Quality Stitching time' or 'Stitch and Chat' at Wyaston Village Hall. (DE6 2DR) 10.30 - 3.00
We meet on the first Monday of each month (but 9th January 2017) at Wyaston Village Hall to stitch, chat and generally share ideas. Everyone is welcome.
National Day of Stitch 2015 at Ashbourne Show
National Day of Stitch 2014 in Ashbourne Library
WYASTON WORKSHOP 2013: 'TWINCHIES'
Members at the BEADED FELT NECKLACE workshop
This very successful and enjoyable day's workshop held in 2013 was run by member Helen King with help from Ruth Broadbent.
COLLOGRAPH PRINTS with Mary Wardle October 2013
We enjoyed a fascinating evening as Mary demonstrated her process for making Collograph blocks and prints. Her pleasure in her work and enthusiasm was infectious.