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(Nottinghamshire Embroiderers and Creative Textile Artists)

 Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Branch

We are a small friendly afternoon group, meeting    in  the centre of Nottingham.  There is a varied programme of speakers, a sales table and library  each month.   Additional workshops are also  arranged during the year.

Visitors are very welcome - why not come and see us?

       You do not need to be a stitcher - just have an
                           interest in textiles

We meet at:    The Nottingham Mechanics 
                         3 North Sherwood Street
                           Nottingham, NG1 4EZ 

 (close to the Victoria Centre and the Bus Station)

   on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1.30 pm  

Chair               Pat Parry            
Secretary/IT     Eileen Tilley
Treasurer         Jenny Parker
GLO                 Jenny Fleming            
Membership numbers: 23

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What's on
May - July

The Silk Museum, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ
Silk work produced by Yvette Hawkins
11th Feb - 2nd Jun
Nottingham Trent University - City Campus
Catwalk Shows
Fashion Knitwear - 24th May - 8pm
Fashion Design - 25th May - 6-8pm
Degree Shows
Sat 3rd-10th June
Cromford Mill, DE4 3RQ  (open Thurs-Sat)
ev-ol-ve Textile Artists
'The Lie of the Land' - reflection on the land and times in which we are living
13th-18th May   11am - 4pm
Grantham Museum
Kickstart:  Fashion: Sewing Bee and Beyond
Thurs 25th May - Sat 16th Sept
Charles Rennie Macintosh House, NN1 1UH
Elements Textile Group
6th May - 15th July
Open Tues-Sun   10am - 5 pm

Textile Courses

Nottingham Trent University run a summer school  offering a range of subjects.

Coles run a wide range of courses throughout the year.

The Living Threads Group run courses through the year for current courses see


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Nottinghamshire Branch Photos

January Meeting 2017

At the January meeting Mig Holden told us about her life of recycling - nothing is wasted in Mig's house!


November Meeting

Each meeting we have a display of work and this time it was the turn of Jenny Parker. Some beautiful examples of her work!


Members enjoyed looking at the work of our speaker, Ann Paterson and thoroughly enjoyed her talk.


The egg-shaped piece was the home of some small fluffy creatures!


Next Meeting

Tuesday 6th June

From Crinoline Ladies to Soldering Iron

Anne Pocklington

Further information contact: Pat on: 07808438008

Regional Day
Sunday 14th May -  The Beckett School  West Bridgford

Follow the link on the main Regional web site page - left hand side - for all the information



Transfer Printing Workshop

February Meeting

Diana Watanabe was our speaker this month, telling us about and showing examples of Japanese Kimono and Kumihimo (braiding). 

Jenny shows off a wedding outfit and Carol an everyday outfit.

Jenny modelling wedding dress



National Day of Stitch 2016

Several Members stitched and displayed pieces of work in libraries near Nottingham.








Flower Pounding Workshop

One Saturday in May, nine members attended a workshop given by Linda Rudkin.  There was a lot of tapping from our hammers as we transferred images from petals and leaves onto fabric.  In the afternoon we learnt how to trap plant material onto fabric - these results could be used for cards and pictures. 

We all enjoyed a relaxing and creative day with many ideas for future experimentation.