September 2019 Stage Display

EYES members have been very busy over the August break. A wide variety of textile work demonstrates this. Christmas items have made their way onto the stage too. Above; Jaqui Ward-Lomax An experiment using acrylics and masking tape and dyeing. The embroidery was added to define the patterns created. Shield awarded at the Northern Quilt…

September 2019

Fi Oberon Our first meeting of the new year and we were treated to a menagerie of needle felted animals created by Fi Oberon. Fi described how she set her animals in small scenes as part of creating her book on needle felting. She then went on to explain the process of needle felting and…

Success at Great Northern Quilt Show Harrogate 2019

Success for EYES members at Harrogate, Hilary Goldsmith achieved an award in the small quilt category whilst the Rainbow Quilt and the Slice Quilt both achieved accolades in the group quilt categories. Below photo Hilary receiving a shield, on behalf of the EYES members who made the slice quilt. The sponsors of the show were…

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.