Philippa Naylor Saturday February 8th

A wishbone a backbone and a funny bone, this was the title of Phillipa’s presentation for our February 2020 meeting. We were given a wonderfully  entertaining insight into her life and the interests which influence her textile work. The wishbone was perhaps her childhood wish to live in the area of Beverley that she now…

Mary Gamester March 14th 2020

Mary will tell us of her wonderful journeys to India, Uzbekistan and Vienna. With many anecdotes and examples of her work inspired by her travels. On Sunday 15th following her talk Mary is running a workshop on transfer painting for quilting and embroidery. There are still one or two places available to members contact us…

February 2020 Stage Display

  A smaller selection than usual, perhaps everyone is working on their Easter/Spring designs ready for April.

Charity Workshop 2020

Linus quilts, twiddle blankets, dammit dolls, cat baskets.  All for charity. Look out for the UFOs in coming weeks.  

Re Use, Recycle January 11th 2020

Having been set a challenge by our Chair  EYES members never disappoint. A large and varied display of handiwork of items made from fabrics purchased from our sales table.  

January 2020

Speaker   Sue Stone Sue reflects on her background as the daughter of a Grimsby fish merchant in a town where fish was king as she was growing up. Using archive photographs Sue has created works which show the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ of her home town. Well dressed children holding large fleshy fish alongside…

December 2019 Speaker

Heather Audin Curator of York Quilt Museum The  1718 coverlet. What links the 1718 patchwork Silk Coverelet, owned by the Quilters Guild, to events of 12th December 2019? The answer lies in the process of investigation into the quilt’s construction. Using modern forensic techniques the  Quilters Guild have uncovered ( sorry!) some of the quilt’s…

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.