Monday 25 March 2019

The Speaker for April

Our speaker for April is Edwina Mackinnon.  Her talk is entitled "The Story so Far".

She loves anything and everything to do with textiles but especially stitch, by hand and machine, dyeing fabrics with indigo and Procion dyes and printing with whatever she fancies! She has just started to explore eco printing and is loving the results.
She has taught textile related subjects for almost 30 years, including City & Guilds courses. She now teaches her own courses and one-off workshops wherever she is asked to go.
An example of her recent work
She enjoys being out and about, taking photographs and collecting new ideas. At home she loves to cook and has a rather large collection of cookbooks. She is always trying out new recipes! She also enjoys pottering about in her garden and relaxing with a good book and there’s always a knitting project to work on.
She also enjoys spending time with her family and has four grandchildren who all live nearby.

Thursday 14 March 2019

March Meeting

On Wednesday 6th March we welcomed back Philippa Naylor for her talk "A Backbone, A Wishbone,  Funnybone".

It was truly an entertaining evening as Philippa worked her way, with accompanying slides, through her current phase of life and work.  Does she ever rest?  Topics included her family, her home and her work as well as frequent references to her beloved Yorkshire, all described with humour and seemingly at breakneck speed.

She is talented in so many craft areas as well as textiles and has time for home improvements, her allotment, cooking and teaching as well as producing exquisite garments and quilts.

The following day's workshop was so thoroughly prepared and presented in such detail.  We were worked hard but it was so worthwhile.

Kathy Francis

Examples of Philippa's miniature quilts

Saturday 2 March 2019

March Speaker

The speaker for March is Philippa Naylor and her talk is entitled "A Backbone, A Wishbone, A Funny Bone".

Philippa has won many awards for her quilts in the UK and America and has written several books.

We look forward to seeing you in on the 6th March. 

Philippa With her family

Please note that the workshop on the 4th July has changed.  The title of the workshop is now Stitching Showcase.

The projects in September by Monkey Buttons are African Basket and Harebell.  The website is