Angaharad Thomas

Hand in Glove “handle with kid gloves”  “the gloves are off” “an iron hand in a velvet glove” “to throw down the gauntlet” These are some of the many idioms in daily use demonstrating the place of gloves in our past and present. Angharad has travelled the globe researching patterns and designs for knitted gloves….

November 2019 Stage Display

As ever a broad range of textile work. Christmas is in full swing for EYES members. Hidden away you will spot a New York Beauty, another cat basket and a knitted donkey. Watch out for December’s full blown Christmas display.

14 December 2019 – Heather Audin

The 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet Heather is the Curator of Quilters Guild Collection which contains over 800 objects relating to the history and development of Patchwork, Quilting and Applique in Britain. Heather will entertain us with slides exploring the 300 year old history of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet.

Dawn Cameron-Dick

Over the weekend of 12th and 13th October our guest speaker, Dawn Cameron-Dick , gave us an entertaining and educational insight into the world of wadding. We were all encouraged to ask more questions about the manufacturers of a material many may have taken for granted. Environmental issues as well as loft, bounce, durability were…

November 9th 2019 – Angharad Thomas

  Angharad is a member of the Knitting and Crochet Guild, when asked what she does when she is not designing she replied  ” When I’m not knitting or volunteering at the KCG collection I might be walking, gardening, standing on my head (yoga), or trying to play my accordion, not all at once! ”…

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…