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Programme and Workshops 2019-20

November 7.2019

Carmel Page

The Loathy Lady.

Storyteller, children’s writer, artist, philosopher, Carmel will kick off our new programme with a tale about women having what women want


December 5. 2019

The Dark side, or the light?

Member led evening.

Two sides to every story – explore character creation and visual storytelling

New Book swap launch

January 2. 2020

Nikki Parmenter

Award winning textile and mixed media artist, Nikki works mainly with recycled materials to produce stunning three dimensional and gloriously colourful artworks.

February 6. 2020

Fran Buxton

Perfection in Imperfection.

A magpie for rusty treasures, finding beauty within the overlooked, the fragmented and the imperfect through stitch.

WORKSHOP February 8th Jarvis The Mouse

Kathryn Ashcroft


March 5. 2020

Alison Wake – Cognisart

Painting with Yarn

​Inspired by the landscapes of the Peak district. influenced by the natural beauty of the area, and impact of humanity on the landscape;  textile artworks are hand stitched

April 2. 2020

Practical Workshop

TBC  There will be more in the news letter nearer the time.


May 7. 2020

Ruth Singer

Hidden Histories

With a love of history and a passion for textiles, Ruth brings these two together exploring narratives, heritage and material culture .


June 4. 2020

Dolls with Attitude

Jane Blake

Etsy Shop


WORKSHOP – June 20th

Nikki Parmenter


July 2. 2020

Embroiderers Guild Folio

Practical session – Look and Learn


August                                No meeting


September 3. 2020

Making the Christmas Decorations for St Mary’s Tree Festival


October 1. 2020

Annual General Meeting.

Hear a summary of the past year. Join in the discussion about future directions.