Programme and Workshops 2012



14 January

11 February

10 March

14 April

12 May

9 June

14 July


8 September

13 October

10 November

8 December

for 2012 – Saturday PM


Jane Freer-Wyld, Weave!

Andrew Wynne, Inspiration Batik

Mary Hart, Anytime is Stitching Time

Adam Jordon, Traditional Hand Weaving

Visit to HQ, London

Jacqui Carey, Sweet Bags

Committee Surprise – Botanic Gardens

No meeting

Kay Dennis, Stumpwork

AGM at 11.00am & sewing treat

Ben Spiller 1623 Theatre company

Christmas social

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 2012 Workshops

Jane Freer-Wyld:  Jane discovered weaving whilst at teacher training college in the early 1970’s, although her love of tapestry came a few years later.  Each tapestry teaches her at least one new thing, so it keeps her on her toes.  The brilliant thing about tapestry weaving, she says, is that the simplest of techniques can give great effects.  Each participant will be provided with a ready warped frame and weft threads.

Serena Partridge, came to visit us in June 2011 and will show us how to make those precious little shoes.

Andrew Wynne: Inspirational Batik

Aworkshop exploring batik, Andrew will bring all the equipment required.

Sylvia Winn will lead us in some exploration of Japanese techniques.

January – Jane Freer-Wyld, Weave!

The design process has been completely digital since 1999 when I first got a scanner and used the computer manipulation programme.  The Impact on my work has been dramatic, in both subject matter and use of colour.  This talk shows how my work has progressed over recent years.

February – Andrew Wynne – Inspiration al batik then and Now

Local artitst talks about his work. Andrew likes to work by freely experimenting with the medium, working mostly with resist and discharge-dyed textiles, print and mosaic.

March – Mary Hart – Anytime is Stitching Time

Whilst farming at Sibbertoft and as the children grew Mary looked for something to work on from home.  A C&G Textile Art has brought good friends and a never ending enjoyment of colour and thread.  Mary is a founder member of Lutterworth Guild and a member of Facets Textile Art Group.

April – Adam Jordon BA Hons – Traditional Hand Weaving in the 21st Century  Adam attained a degree in textile design at Loughborough University.  His youth and vitality for continual experiment is now revolutionising the craft of traditional hand weaving.  He is the youngest member of the Northampton Guild of Designer Craftsmen.  He creates ‘heirlooms for the future’ and will share his skills and exhibit part of his current collection with us.

 June – Jacqui Carey – Sweet bags
Jacqui will take us on an investigation into 16th and 17th Century Needlework.

September – Kay Dennis – Stumpwork from the 17th Century to the present day.
Kay is a freelance C&G qualified stumpwork tutor, author, and speaker who regularly teaches at Missenden Abbey, Knuston Hall, for Embroiderers Guild, National Trust and at private groups around the country.  With her husband Kay has written three books on stumpwork and one on Needlelace.

October – Agm at 11.00am followed by lunch and  a sewing treat.
Bring your sewing kit for an afternoons sewing

November – Ben spiller 1623 Shakespeare company
Ben joins us to relate the experiences of the Japanese themed tribute in the cultural Olympics.

December Christmas Social
A shared tea, competitions, and quizzes.

Erica Thomson,
21 Feb 2012, 14:20