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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

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

January 2. 2020

The Dark Side or The Light - member led workshop

Lauch of new travelling books theme - stories, legends, mtyhs and rythmes.

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 

Kathryn Ashcroft

Jarvis The Mouse


March 5. 2020

Alison Wake – Cognissart

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

Nikki Parmenter

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

April 4 to May 9. 2020

Glorious Gardens

Chesterfield Branch Exhibition celebrating the world in a garden.

To be held in the Museum and Gallery building, St. Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TD

May 7. 2020

Member led Practical Workshop - Travelling Books

More details nearer the time. Please bring your books.

June 4. 2020

Jane Blake

Dolls with Attitude

Etsy Shop


WORKSHOP – June 202020

Nikki Parmenter


July 2. 2020

Embroiderers Guild Folio

Practical session – Look and Learn.

The Story of the Embroiderers Guild Collection part 1

The Story of the Embroiderers Guild Collection part 2

August                                No meeting


September 3. 2020

Armanda Hislop 

First "Go Live Zoom Meeting"  

Amanda combines drawn and painted marks with thread, paper and fabric. Landscape and natural forms inspire her work, using drawing to record fleeting moments observed; responding to subtle changes in view in the rhythm of walking, seasonal change and atmospheric qualities of light and weather experienced when walking.

More on this artist to be found in Resources.

Making the Christmas Decorations for St Mary’s Tree Festival and then home Christmas Tree. Packs for this will be sent out to members.

October 1. 2020

Annual General Meeting.

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

May be held online via Zoom.

14th November to Sunday 29th November

A Festival of Christmas Trees

Is back this year in a new format. Watch this space for more news.