Programme 2015

Meetings are held at St Mary's Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX

The Hall is open from 10.30am - 4pm

10.30 Workshops organised by members
12.30 lunch - bring a packed lunch or go in to                  Derby
1.30   Refreshments
2.00   Notices followed by our guest speaker
          (SEE BOXES BELOW) 

Saturday January 10th 2015

Stitches and Stuff

a talk by
Anne Humberstone

How I found my style: from being a frustrated housewife to enjoying what I do. In her work Anne uses materials ranging from newspapers and wallpaper to gold leaf.

Saturday March 14th

Mini Workshops

The whole day will be free and will be themed around

Regional Day: Sunday 17th May

  • making for our branch stall
  • work on the Regional Competition: "Out of Africa"
  • work on Kickstart entry, "Fairy  Tales and Nursery Rhymes" or
  • just bring along a current piece of work.

 Saturday May 9th 2015

Cat and Mouse

a talk by
Paddy Killer
Introducing the use and importance of digital technology in the development of Paddy's work, with a presentation through a digital projection from her laptop and portfolios, samplers and work. 

Saturday July 11th 2015

Inspiration For Stitch

a talk by
Sue Stone

Sue studied fashion at St Martin's 
School of Art and then embroidery at Goldsmith's College.  Her work is mainly figurative and built in layers of hand and machine stitching and paint.

Saturday September 12th 2015


Judith Brown

Judith makes elegant jewellery.  Her designs feature beautiful antique buttons, delicate vintage lace and old haberdashery.
This will be a hands-on jewellery-making session.  (Please bring jewellery-makers pliers if you have them.)

Saturday November 14th 2015

Old House Museum,

a talk by one of the museum's curators

The museum has a collection of embroideries and costumes.  This will be a talk accompanied by significant textile artefacts.

Why not come to see what we do?  Visitors will be most welcome to come for all or part of our day.

In order to cover the cost of the hall and materials we request a donation of £3 per morning session and £5 for the afternoon session.

Refreshments are free and available throughout the day.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 Saturday February 14th 2015

The History of Quilting

a talk by
Susanne Haywood

A short tour through the history of quilting around the globe.  Susanne uses techniques such as painting and felting: dyeing and printing her own fabrics.

Saturday April 11th 2015

Fine Art Textiles

a talk by
Sally Wilson
Sally will bring a representative selection of her 2D and 3D work and will include related sketch pads,
Saturday June 13th 2015

Back to Basics

a talk by
Ruth Hicken

This will be a spin through textile archaology.  What did people wear in the distant past?  How do we know? A short talk will be followed by hands-on spinning, weaving and dyeing.  

Saturday August 8th 2015

Annual Outing to

including a visit to
the National Quilt Museum

to see

Ancestral Gifts
an exhibition specially curated by
Kaffe Fassett

Saturday October  10th 2015

Branch A.G.M.

followed by  
"Show and Tell"

Saturday December 12th 2015

Christmas Party, Quiz and Challenge