We meet once a month alternating Thursday evenings at 7pm and Saturday afternoons at 2pm
at St Paul's Church Hall, Boundary Road, West Bridgford NG2 7DB
Saturday 10 September 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Lynda Kinnard - Not for walking on
Thursday 13 October 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Yvonne Brown - Threads of Life
Saturday 12 November 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Yvonne Bell - Silk for Sundays
She paints banners,chasubles, stoles, copes, mitres, lectern and pulpit falls and altar cloths. Yvonne also paints
conference backcloths and gives talks about her work.
Thursday 8 December 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Christmas Social and
Carole Soul - Old Needlework Tools
Saturday 14 January 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Sally Wilson - Designing and constructing her workwww.sallywilson.co.uk
The majority of my art pieces are initiated through sketches and quick studies and I acquire photographic evidence to back up my findings and aid in the visual development of pieces. I always keep a sketchpad or notepad close at hand, as ideas and concepts often emerge as I work on other pieces and so it is essential to capture thoughts as they occur. Firsthand findings are the most fruitful and I visit a multitude of locations to gather information. After initial research, I begin to work in textiles using free machine embroidery, returning to drawing in order to explore design and composition and to re-evaluate ideas. Pieces are often reworked or modified as the focus changes and develops.
Thursday 9 February 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Work in ProgressStudents from Loughborough University talk about their course work, what inspires them and what they see as current trends in textiles.
Saturday 10th March 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Mary Sleigh - Embroidered African Textiles
Thursday 6 April 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Mary and Liz - A Life of KnittingMany people knit for pleasure and creativity. These two ladies have researched knitting and are involved in test knitting for designers as well as producing copious finished articles of all descriptions.
Saturday 13 May 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Marion Plumb - Colours to Dye for
Thursday 8 June 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Laura Edgar - Textiles - the fabric of my life
I am fascinated by texture and the ephemeral changes to light, texture and colour by the elements on our sea and landscapes. I find inspiration in nature, all things vintage, nostalgia and the emotive power of nature intrigues me. I record initial inspiration with photography & sketches and allow the manipulation of my chosen medium and a spontaneous, experimental approach to develop the finished piece.
Thursday 13 July 7.00pm - 9.00pm
And Sew to Supper
Workshops are held at Bradmore Methodist Church Hall, Farmer Street, Bradmore NG11 6FE
Advance booking is essential email@example.com / 01509 852974
There is an additional charge for workshops
Friday 14 October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Yvonne Brown - Off the wallWherever we are we can find interesting walls made of stone and brick, weathered and worn and decorated with lichen, moss and ivy. These wonderful textured surroundings provide a remarkable source for textile work.
This experimental workshop day for art quilters and embroiderers will lead you through a number of techniques which will enable you to produce your own textile wall.
The techniques covered will require some knowledge of free-machine work, we will also be busy 'melting and burning (soldering irons and heat gun will be provided for use in the class) and there will be a bit of painting and printing!
Friday 18 November 10.00am - 4.00pm
Lorraine Ellison - Free machine embroideryDrawing with your sewing machine to create background and texture
Friday 10 March 10.00am - 4.00pm
Mary Sleigh - Piecing and Patching - African Style
Using fabric and stitch to create work with African inspiration
Saturday 29 April 10.00am - 4.00pm
Anne Brooke - Print, Collage and Stitch
Friday 9 June 10.00am - 4.00pm
Laura Edgar - Textile Floral collage - poppies