January 16th 2016 Deborah Ballinger ‘Deborah Ballinger Illustrations’
the life and work of a freelance illustrator and surface designer, who runs her own Prince’s Trust aided business and whose clients include George at Asda.
Members’ table – ‘Pick a Stitch’ finished pieces – or as far as you got!
February 20th 2016 Gilli Theokritoff ‘Little Kantha Tree’
(mini-workshop): contemporary Kantha using simple stitches to highlight foreground images and form a dynamic background. The tree is the symbol of life and emerging sprin
Members' table - Work done at a Guild workshop
March 19th 2016 Heather Jacks ‘The Great British Sewing Bee and Beyond’.
The making of the television programme and Heather’s journey through the series and ‘out the other side’.
Members' table - Spring as a theme
April 16th 2016 Chris Watkins ‘Fine Cell Work from a Volunteer’s Perspective’
FCW is a social enterprise which trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework, undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells, to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem.
Members' table - Made when I was younger
Saturday 7th May National AGM at Manchester Conference Centre.
For more details click here.
Sunday May 15th Regional Day
at the Becket School, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, NG2 7QY
reflecting on Jo’s work over the last few years. The influences and the development of ideas and techniques.
Members' table - Silver and Gold
June 18th 2016 Mike Fitchett ‘The Travelling Sketchbook’:
a talk by an artist for artists, embroiderers and quilters. Sometimes sketches are just like snapshots, sometimes jottings; all aim to capture a scene, an object or just a moment and may become idea for further work.
15 - 17th July Summer School
at Scalford Hall, Melton Mowbray LE14 4UB.
For more details click here.
July 23th 2016
Cancelled due to illness.
Instead there will be a mini-workshop on Ribbon Embroidery. You will need to bring your basic sewing kit and a 6" to 8" embroidery frame - all other materials and a chenille needle will be provided.
Please note this is the fourth Saturday in the month not the third.
Members' table - Summer as a theme
No Meeting in August
September 17th 2016 Annual General Meeting with a Vintage Cream Tea and Stitch afternoon
Members and visitors should bring basic sewing equipment and maybe a small embroidery ring. Hankies printed with embroidery designs from the 1930's and threads will be provided.
The short AGM will be followed by a cream scone and tea or coffee whilst we sit and sew and chat.
Bring your finished birds for our display.
October 15th 2016 Hanny Newton "Embroidery - My Story So Far"
Hanny is a young lady setting out on her career after studying Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework and Contemporary Craft at Falmouth University. She was selected for the Embroiderers' Guild Graduate Showcase 2014 and has since exhibited Nationally.
November 19th 2016 Alysn Midgelow-Marsden -"Down Under and Left a Bit"
Alysn is an internationally known Textile Artist, in the UK for a few weeks only from her home in New Zealand. She promises to be amusing and keep us awake following our Christmas Lunch. Learn some Maori and New Zealand phrases!
Christmas Lunch (booking required) before the meeting at 12 o’clock. Meet at 11.45am.