Crafty Stitchers

Leicestershire

Who are we? What do we do?

We are a friendly group who share an interest in textiles which includes hand and machine embroidery, felt making, quilting and other textile related activities.

We share our knowledge together, through invited speakers, workshops and group led practical sessions.

We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Braunstone West Social Centre, St Mary's Avenue, off Braunstone Lane, Leicester LE3 3FT 2.00pm for 2.15 start, with time to socialise.

Everyone is welcome, we have a varied mix of members of all abilities and interests.

Membership is £40, visitors £5.

We also have a Stitch and Chat group on alternate Fridays 2.00pm till 4.00pm at Braunstone Town Civic centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Leicester LE3 3PP

If you would like to find out more please contact -
Susan Flint Chair 0116 4299458
susanflint61@talktalk.net or
Briony Willig Secretary 0116 2872531

Membership numbers: 23

April 2022

We are really lucky to have so many people attending our meetings this year with lots of visitors and new numbers.

Just a few reminders of future meetings:

May meeting Isabel is leading the session, Chamomile and Buttercup Meadow. Please bring your sewing kit, plus a pin and a tapestry needle and a small hoop if you use one. You will need embroidery threads or fine perle in white, 2 shades of yellow and 2 or 3 shades of green. Isabel will demonstrate some of the stitches.

We are also having a plant sale, please bring any small plants or cuttings to sell.

Wednesday June 22nd is our trip to the Collections Resource centre in Barrow. Please put your name down if you would like to join us for

Big textile show October 29th and 30th, we will be having an exhibition stall.

Market Bosworth Quilters Quilt Show Jun 25th and 26th.

Finally we had a very interesting meeting doing Bargello and also a productive workshop on Saturday at our Print and embroider workshop.

Competitions

Competitions are held each year and judged by members at our Christmas social in December.

Categories are:

Any piece started at a workshop or monthly meeting.

A piece worked from a theme chosen for the year.

2022 is ‘New Beginnings’

Group Project

We are currently in the planning stages for a group project for 2022.