Current Programme 2020-21

Although we can't meet up in the flesh during this period we have risen to the challenge to support our members and to continue stitching activities.

Branch meetings

Our Branch Meetings are currently taking place on the second Saturday of the month at 10.30, by Zoom. If you want to join or visit please email Eve via derbyeandtgrp@gmail.com

Stitch and Chat

Whilst we can't meet for our usual Stitch Friday we are running a Stitch and chat once a month on a Tuesday at 2pm on Zoom where we can get together and chat with fellow stitchers. currently the date varies. Please contact us on derbyeandtgrp@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us.

Although this is for members of our Guild you are welcome to visit initially to see if is for you. Please email Eve if you are interested via der

Click Here to find out about our Previous Speakers 2020/21 as part of our current programme.

Coming Up Next

Future Meetings

Some of the meetings listed below are still in the planning stage. We will publish any changes and further details with images here as soon as they become available.

2021


COMING NEXT

December 11th Ninya Mikhaila

STITCHES IN TIME: THE BLACK PRINCE”


Ninya is a maker of high quality reconstructions and replicas of historic dress, working to the individual needs of heritage sites, museums and private clients. She is co-author of the best selling book The Tudor Tailor: reconstructing 16th century dress, published by Batsford in 2006


Clients include Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Armouries, The National Trust, English Heritage, The National Archives, The BBC and Gainsborough's House.


Her aim has always been to provide museum quality garments and accessories made to the highest standards. Each item is handmade in appropriate materials with fastenings and trimmings reconstructed to be as close to the originals as possible.


Ninya works closely with a range of specialists such as embroiderers, shoemakers, milliners, armourers and silkwomen to ensure that every element is expertly crafted.



2022

January 8th Kate Findlay

Working in Series.

Kate produced a body of work inspired by the Large Hadron Collider.These were all textile pieces, with a number of large art quilts being the culmination of nearly five years of work. The series was exhibited widely and attracted international interest. In reaction to the scale and subject matter, Kate then turned to the natural world for inspiration and began a series of very small pieces inspired by birds, which has gradually grown toencompass a great variety of wildlife, and also landscapes and woodlands on a larger scale. Kate travels the country giving talks and workshops based on all her work –and her ongoing interest in e-textiles and the use of other media. She has work in a number of Galleries, and exhibits at Art Fairs and Craft events throughout the year. Making art is a complete passion and is probably the most important thingin her life right now!

A one hour powerpoint talk about Kate’s different styles of work, including her Henley series, Hadron Collider series and more recent landscapes and animals. She will explain her techniques, including raw edge applique, dyeing and the confetti technique, and show progress shots of pieces. The talk also includes some short videos showing work being made.

To find out more about Kate's work please visit her website by clicking HERE

February 12th Helen Barnes

From India back to North Country quilting.

A textile artist who will share her enthusiasm and knowledge of hand embroidery and quilting from around the world.

March 12 th

GROUP WORKSHOP DAY

Workshops where members may choose to develop new skills, try out different ideas, share the gifts, skills and talents they have and enjoy a fun filled day.

April 9th Member led session (Viv)

Fabulous India

Fashion, beauty, history and FOOD

May 24th (tbc)

AGM

COMING NEXT

December 11th Ninya Mikhaila

STITCHES IN TIME: THE BLACK PRINCE”


Ninya is a maker of high quality reconstructions and replicas of historic dress, working to the individual needs of heritage sites, museums and private clients. She is co-author of the best selling book The Tudor Tailor: reconstructing 16th century dress, published by Batsford in 2006


Clients include Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Armouries, The National Trust, English Heritage, The National Archives, The BBC and Gainsborough's House.


Her aim has always been to provide museum quality garments and accessories made to the highest standards. Each item is handmade in appropriate materials with fastenings and trimmings reconstructed to be as close to the originals as possible.


Ninya works closely with a range of specialists such as embroiderers, shoemakers, milliners, armourers and silkwomen to ensure that every element is expertly crafted.