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Trent & Erewash Valley

We are a well established group with wide ranging interests and skills from traditional through to mixed media and textile arts. Meeting 10 times a year we enjoy talks from practitioners and embroidery suppliers in addition to our more social visits, Christmas meal and workshops.

We meet in St Michael's Church Hall, Main St, Breaston, DE72 3DX
(Parking The Bulls Head Pub) on the 3rd Sat in each month 1.45pm - 4pm Not July, August & December

On the programme page you can click on the speaker's name  in red to view their website.

Our next meeting is on October 21st 2017.

Alison Larkin, a speaker at the Regional Day 2016 will give an insight into the splendour of the medieval embroidery of Opus Anglicanum.  

   Please bring work that is predominantly black for the display table.

We are adding photos to a new album each month.
Click on the month to see large photos.
January Display Table predominantly white and Speaker with her work.
February Display Table and Speakers Modelled Costume
March Display Table predominantly orange
 April Display Table predominantly yellow and Sue Sheldon's Workshop.
May Display Table predominantly green and Linda Moss' work.
June Display Table and impromptu workshop.
July Display Table and Lynda Hill's Linus Quilts.
September Display Table and Trapunto Workshop.

View the updated completed version
Click on the Completed Bee Friendly Flowers to see the update.
Click on the Bee Friendly Flowers to open the album,
and enjoy details of the hanging and see Derbyshire Beekeeper Association Representatives

September Display Table

July Display Table

June Display Table

May Display Table

April Display Table

March Display Table

February Display Table  
January Display Table

Chair -  Joyce Rowen
Secretary -  Marie Meachem
Treasurer -  Nicola Wright
IT Rep - Pat Campbell
Membership numbers:  26

Bee-friendly Flowers Wall Hanging commissioned by Derbyshire Beekeepers Association.  Do look out for this 
on display at Tissington Well Dressings, Chatsworth Flower Show in June, Derbyshire County Show at Locko Park in June and Country Fair in September.

Bee Friendly Flowers Hanging at Chatsworth and Olympic Postcards at Leek.

In September the AGM was followed by a Trapunto Workshop
devised by Chair Joyce Rowen, a satisying and enjoyable introduction to this technique.

In July Lynda Hill spoke of the work of Linus Quilts makers
and those who gain comfort in receiving one.


In June Gilli Theokritoff was unable to visit with her David quilt to members' dismay.   She will come next year instead. An impromptu members workshop saved the day.

Linda Moss speaker explains her felting.

In May Linda Moss showed members
her felting.
Below are some of the items knitted with her sheep's wool.

Linda Moss' items made with wool from her sheep.

 Rachel commissioned and modelled this costume, produced by Ninja Mikhaela, who
in February, entranced members in  explaining the garment's construction.
   Her work was based on the portrait in the National Gallery of Catherine Parr, King Henry VIIIth's sixth wife.