Exhibition on Now

Cottingham Library are now hosting an exhibition of members work. Please go along and have a look. Market Green Cottingham.                Dates: Now until 25th August. Library Opening times Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30 to 4:30 Thursday 9:30 to 6:30 Friday 9:30 to 1:00 Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 Closed Wednesdays…

Our New Year

Saturday September 8th 2018 meeting. The Stamford Bridge Tapestry Speaker Heather Cawte Arguably the most important date in the history of England….1066. We all know about William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings but do we know our local history? Stitched in wool on linen the Bayeux Tapestry recorded that fateful day and now…

Saturday May 12th Lindsay Roberts

Tarts, Textiles and Travels On her website Lindsay describes herself as ‘The Border Tart’ This does NOT refer to some dubious pursuits but to the fact that she studied textile design in the Scottish Borders. Scotland and it’s borders are synonymous with wool and all it’s aspects of dyeing, spinning and weaving. Indigo dyeing is…

April 14th 2018 Meeting

Catherine Lawes From here to There and Back Again Journey in textiles from UK to New Zealand Catherine is a textile artist originally from New Zealand I am a painter with fabric and thread. I design and create unique pieces of Art which can hang on your wall or grace your bed. I am inspired…

Vivienne Brown

We use them to say ‘sorry’, ‘thank you’, ‘I love you’ and ‘I will remember you’ , as children we took them for granted, making daisy chains on a summers day, handing the bedraggled mess to teacher or parent as a gift. Vivienne Brown helped us to really look at flowers  from another perspective. Her…

‘Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution’.

‘ My exciting talk includes reproduction 18th Century costumes – they will include; A very elaborate Pink Silk court dress ‘Robe a La Francaise’ worn with large ornate pompadour wig and accessories, A “Chemise a la Reine” a simple gown worn by Marie Antoinette herself – worn with a Bergere hat and powdered curled hair. 18th…

February 10th New Speaker Vivienne Brown

“I am a textile artist stitching fabric, paper and fibres. I use a sewing machine to draw with and to manipulate the materials and often use the computer to digitize my drawings and print them on to fabric. As a botanical illustrator my drawings are accurate and detailed and this is reflected in my textile…

A Hand Made Meeting!

Never to be down hearted or down and out a last minute change and the EYES Members came up trumps. Our January meeting was well attended. We had a change of title …. Pins or needles, come along and be prepared to be amazed, and we were! Four of our own members brought sample needles…

HAPPY NEW YEAR for 2018

Do you, like me, have a problem finding the right needle for the task in hand? Then you need to come to our meeting on January 13th 2018. Needle Know How John James is a trading name of Entaco, a company famous worldwide for the manufacture of specialised hand sewing needles and tools. Entaco Limited…

Rydale Embroiderers’ Guild Christmas Exhibtion.

Nunnington Hall , weekends only, to 17th December. My first visit to this National Trust Property. A wonderful house displaying Christmas throughout different eras. On the top floor the Rydale embroiderers’ Guild have a display of members work including blackwork, hardanger, Christmas decorations and a lot more. a lovely tea room to round off your…