Monday 24 October 2016

November Speaker

 Susan Briscoe will be giving us a talk entitled "From a British Tradition Textile and Folklore"

She is a designer and textile artist, author of several books and she teaches creative textile workshops.  She also sells vintage Japanese fabrics.

Her new book 'The 1718 Coverlet: 69 Quilt Blocks from the Oldest Dated British Patchwork Coverlet" (published by D & C) was launched at Festival of Quilts.  It is available from The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles in their online shop , where there's lots of lovely 1718 themed gifts and souvenirs too (Guild members get a 10% discount online as well as in the shop)... She has written this book to help raise funds for The Guild's charitable aims which includes the very important upkeep of the biggest collection of antique British patchworks, quilts and coverlets in the British Isles - you can browse the collection online and see just how amazing it is!  

More information about Susan Briscoe can be found at

However her workshop is about her other love Sashiko.  

Thursday 13 October 2016

October Meeting

We had 2 wonderful workshops in September. The nightlight houses came out very well enjoyed by all, who bought kits to go home and make more. Viv's decorative felt beads turned into a very relaxing hand sewing day. Thanks to all for the organising.

It was amazing to see Maria Tomas again. I thought her work was wonderful and very inspiring. I love the combination of the different elements in her work, they blend together so well and it makes you want to go home and raid your recycle bin to find stuff to work with. Her jackets were lovely using the  table cloths with the hand embroidery and lace. Her denim jacket was just mind blowing made with parts from old jeans.

Don't forget The Big Textile Show on the 29th and 30th October being held in the Kube Oadby.

Hope to see you in November with your finished projects for us to see.


Examples of Maria's beautiful work