Programme & Workshops 2013/2014

We meet at the Saints Parish Rooms, 3 St Mary's Gate Chesterfield S41 7TJ (just below the Crooked Spire church), on the 1st Thursday in the month 7pm for 7.15pm - 9pm. Please see our home page for a map of the venue location.

3 October 2013     AGM and an opportunity to see photographs of some of the postcards created by Embroiderers' Guild members

7 November 2013     Felt Flowers: a member's workshop organised by Jean Groom when we will make our own felt and shape it into a flower.

5 December 2013     All that Glitters: a members workshop organised by Sue Woods when we will use beads, sequins and other embroidery “bling” to make a small embroidery. Special chocolates will be provided.

2 January 2014     Decorate your Felt Flower: A members workshop where you will have the opportunity to decorate the flower you made in November. If you didn't make it to the November meeting there will be the chance to make a felt flower.

6 February 2014     Memo to Self - MA and Beyond Sarah Burgess will talk about her current work. She is a local artist and textile worker.

Exhibition table: Chris Commons

6 March 2014     May your stitches be tight! Melanie Bermingham will give a talk about traditional stitches on felt. Melanie is based at the Felt Studio in Staffordshire and her work centres on using felt. There will be an opportunity to see and handle work.

Exhibition table: Grace Learey

3 April 2014     Threads of Connection - following the threads. Talk by Kate Wells.  Kate will be talking about her work.

Exhibition table: Sheelagh Doran who will bring work that she is doing for the online EG City and Guilds and bring magazines from the Danish Embroiderers' Guild

1 May 2014     Moving on: a personal view  Talk by Gwen Hedley. Gwen is based in Kent and is a textile artist and freelance teacher. She has written two books “Surfaces for Stitch” and “Drawn to Stitch”

Exhibition table: Work for Regional Day and Kickstart

Friday 2 May 2014 (workshop)    Creative Connictions: Gwen Hedley. An all day workshop. More details of cost and venue later.

5 June 2014     Talk by Gilli Theokritoff. Gilli is a quilt artist who is fascinated by fabric and pattern and all the possibilities that they hold

Exhibition table: Work and photographs from the Gwen Hedley Workshop

3 July 2014    Visit to Bakewell Old House Museum which has a collection of textile pieces which we can inspect.More details later.

4 September 2014    Talk by Roanna Wells. Roanna is a Sheffield based fine artist who is fascinated by the similarities between pen on paper and thread on fabric.

Exhibition table:Summer School Spectacular. Members work, photos and experiences from summer schools, workshops and private     study  done over the summer.

27 September 2014 (Saturday)     All day workshop with Gilli Theokritoff. Title to be confirmed.

2 October 2014   AGM

Exhibition table: Work and photos from the Gilli Theokritoff workshop