Our Speaker for October is Pat Ashton Smith. Her talk is entitled "In Search of a Voice".
Pat lives on top of a hill in the beautiful Allendale Valley in Northumberland, UK with her two daughters and their animals. Originally trained as a lawyer, she discovered the wonderful world of textile art when her children were young and went on to study embroidery, quilting and textiles gaining her City & Guilds Diploma and qualifying as an Adult Tutor.
Our speaker at the September meeting was Amanda from Monkey Buttons. Many of us will have enjoyed using her patterns in the past. She gave us an insight into the additional features within her patterns and told us how her colour palette has changed from taupe to bright colours with the arrival of her grandchildren.