Wednesday 27 April 2022

May Speaker


We look forward to welcoming Gill Greaney a local textile artist, who you may know as the lady with the yurt. After a short talk on kantha stitching, Gill will be running a mini workshop on Indian embroidery, which we hope you will join in with. Materials for the workshop will be provided for those who book beforehand (charged at £2) so please reserve your place. You will need the following sewing equipment - fabric marker, ruler, embroidery thread, scissors, needle if you wish to take part.

There will be a chance for you to replenish your stash as Julie Chapman will be here selling fat quarters and yardage of fabrics including batiks, all at reasonable prices.

Thursday 21 April 2022

April Meeting

The speaker at our April meeting, Phillipa Naylor, acknowledged that one of the requisites of her visit was to entertain.  I think we all agreed that she certainly did that!  The format of the meeting was a Question and Answer session but it was so much more.

We learnt about the development, over lockdown, of her on-line classes which have become popular not only in this country but many countries around the world.  There were plenty of examples to see of quilts including miniatures but also original  clothing designs.

Those who know Phillipa's work and have been to her classes before will know how precise she is with preparations, instructions and her finishing.

She full answered not only prepared questions but also ones from individuals in the audience on a wide range of topics giving very specific details and lots of tips.

Miniature Quilts