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
batik, Andrew will bring all the equipment required.
Sylvia Winn will lead us in some exploration of Japanese
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
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
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
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.