Programme and Workshops 2013-2014

September 16th 2013

Members to share own projects -whatever the outcome, successes or not so pleasing – in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Ashbourne AGM Jan Reid
Jan - surely a success!

October 21st 2013
Colograph printing

Artist Mary Wardle will talk about her work and demonstrate the full process of making a collograph print

Mary Wardle Colograph prints

November 18th 2013
Textile conservation

Digital presentation from Michelle Harper of her work as a conservator of historical textiles

Michelle Harper textile conservation

December 16th 2013

Members Xmas Party

Mixed refreshments and members activity – Square Yoyos with branch member Jan Reid

January 20th 2014

Programme change
Button Box Sampler
Kate and Ruth will lead a mini-workshop using buttons

February 17th 2014

Programme change

Smocking - Jan Reid will lead a Mini workshop with various examples of smocking techniques (postponed from last month)

Ashbourne Embroiderers Guild Smocking Jan Reid

Transferring Images has been postponed due to ill health

Beryl Slade will explain different ways of creating an image on fabric

Beryl Slade Print on fabric

March 17th 2014
History and making of corsets

Anna Doswell of
Honey Bee Vintage Designs will talk about the history of corsets, explaining how they were made in the past and designs and different uses today. Lots of textiles to see and handle.
 Anna Dodwell Honey Bee Vintage Designs

April 14th 2014

* Date changed to 2nd Monday due to Easter *

Elizabethan inspired textiles

Lizzie Adcock of Arum Lilie Designs will talk about her work influenced by historical textiles, which she designs, draws, and screen prints on to natural linen, with examples of her work.

May 19th 2014
Silk samples

Mini workshop with ideas for using different silk preparations like cocoons, carrier rods and silk hankies, led by branch member Eddie Cheadle

June 16th 2014
Black and White to Gold

A digital presentation by Kate Wells with examples of her work to show the development of her machine embroidery pictures

July 21st 2014
Inspiration from Africa

Mary Sleigh will give a presentation of her travels in Africa and the many influences this has had on her textile work, with lots of textiles to see, many which formed the basis of her wonderful book 

Spring Workshop to be arranged