Jessica Grady – 13th July 2018

Jessica Grady is our speaker for July and will be taking us on a journey into the unconventional, she creates bold and tactile explorations of colour and pattern through hand stitching and embellishments.  Her textiles use a combination of processes including hand embroidery, dyeing, and embellished surfaces. Jessica’s talk will be accompanied by slides and…

Trips and Exhibitions Keeping you informed

Coach Trip : Saturday 28th September 2019 Skipton ‘Yarndale’ a creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful Carshare/Coachtrip: Saturday 19th October 2019 Beck Isle Museum Pickering  (Coach if sufficient numbers show interest) ‘Quilts of Necessity, Quilts of Leisure’ a talk about a range of quilts,dating from the mid 1800s to the 1960s. Coach Trip:…

Jo Beattie Guest Speaker June 2019

Head, Heart and Hands. Jo’s mantra taken from a quote by Ruskin, Head, Heart, Hands the three elements which go into her textile art work. Head, the wonderful ideas Jo wants to interpret in textiles. Heart, the friends and family, particularly her  muse Agnes, all remembered in Jo’s art. Hands, Jo admitted the hardest part,…

Flying Fish

Flying Fish Wind Socks made by the children of Eyelets at their May half term workshop.

Anne Brooke May 11th 2019

H-anne-MADE  , my journey from a to Z. Anne kept us all enthralled with her vivacity and enthusiasm for her textile art.  She spoke of her childhood and a mother who encouraged ‘messy ‘ art. Rebelling against her father’s wish for her to become a chartered accountant Anne went on to study and eventually teach…

May 2019 Stage Display

Another smaller than usual display as members are fully committed to our Minster Exhibition. Nonetheless a wonderful variety of work and talent displayed. Someone is even looking ahead to Christmas ! Check out the Father Christmas figure with its intricate embroidery.

Beverley Minster Exhibition Slice Quilt

  Below Our Signature Exhibit, a tribute to Anne Pye who had the idea to gather a group together to sew this quilt. Unfortunately she herself was unable to see the project finalised. The group she had formed decided to see her dream fulfilled .

Speaker April 2019

From Intangible History to Creative Practice. Engagement with the deep-sea trawlermen of Hull and their fashion design process 1950s to 1970s. The daughter of a hull trawler man, brought up  in a  matriarchal household of talented weavers and stitchers  Claire gave us a fascinating talk about her own career and study exploring both aspects of…