Saturday April 13th 2019

Claire Day From Intangible History to Creative Process Engagement with the deep sea trawlermen of Hull and their fashion design process 1950s to 1970s. Claire is a textile expert who will be entertaining us talking about her latest research into the onshore apparel of the trawlermen of Hull. ‘Despite their macho image, the trawlermen had…

March 9th Sarah Impey

Writing with a needle. Sarah’s first foray into textile work was foundation piecing a patchwork of hexagons from scraps of 1970s fabrics of her mother’s. In fact it was her mother who then backed this piece after it had been ‘finished’. Sarah then told us of her work as a political journalist reporting on Parliament,…

February 9th Heather Young

My Dyeing Journey An interesting and informative afternoon’s talk about her own journey of discovery . Heather spoke about her methods creating hand knitted items, from choosing the correct wools through to calculating where to add individual dyes and turn the skeins into balls for knitting. It brought back memories of childhood sitting, not so…

Stage Display March 2019

A wide range of creative textile work on display again this month. Ranging from quilts to intricate goldwork. Look out for Hilary’s bags created from CABLE! (craft acquisitions beyond life expectancy) I am sure we all fall into this pit.  

Saturday March 9th 2019 Speaker

Sara Impey Writing with a needle. Sara is a textile artist specialising in quiltmaking. Originally trained as a newspaper journalist, she takes inspiration from language and the written word and covers the textile surface with densely machine-stitched lettering. She writes her own material, enjoying the challenge of mixing visual, tactile and verbal elements to comment…

Quilts for Care Leavers

In 2018 One hundred and seventeen quilts were given out at special Christmas Dinners for teenagers leaving care providers. A dinner is to take place in Hull Christmas 2019, 50 quilts are needed to give out at this dinner. Details; Simply make one block to contribute   either  6.5 ins square  or 12.5 ins square or  quilt tops…

Stage Display February 2019

Pineapple design , paper piecing begun at Philippa Naylor workshop, 2nd February.     Bed fit for Thumbelina.   Another wonderful display from EYES members showing the variety of skills and techniques.   An appeal from our Librarian Lyn to members to donate sanitary pads to be included in the Hull ‘Red Box’ project.  The…

Phillipa Naylor Workshop 2019

Saturday 2nd February 2019 saw winter arrive for the first time in Cottingham, but we were not going to be daunted by a little snow. Phillipa was to teach us how to make a pineapple block using the technique of paper piecing. Phillipa’s workshops are always a delight, full of information, useful tips and personal…