Saturday January 12th 2019

Opus Anglicanum Speaker: Alison Larkin Opus anglicanum also known as English work is fine embroidery often worked in gold thread. It dates from the Medieval times particularly the 12th  to mid 14th century. The work was highly prized for its exquisite needlework and great detail and was used for  Archbishop’s Copes and to embellish diplomatic…

Harrogate Knitting Stitching

A coach full of excited members set out on a cold November, morning, full of anticipation for the day ahead, pockets jangling, purses bulging and empty shopping bags. (Except for the obligatory flapjack, banana and flasks to keep the energy levels up and or course the packed lunches). The day was very successful, upon arrival the members…

WEA Christmas Crafts Workshop

11th December at the Darby and Joan Hall Finkle Street Cottingham Christmas Crafts from Nature an Introduction to the Novels of Winifred Holtby 2 short Courses to be held in the Small Hall at the Darby and Joan. More details on their website darbyandjoan.org.uk (Image of Dresden Plate completed by HCl on 15th November NOT…

Member Benefit

10% Discount at Knit One Stitch One Finkle Street, Cottingham. on production of EYES card

November Stage Display

November’s stage display shows many of the completed items from the Gail Lawther workshop. Each finished object demonstrating the variety of designs and colours that can be adapted from one pattern.

Saturday 8th December 2018

Found Fabric and the  Antarctic Project, City of Culture. Speaker:  Viv Stamford Irishman Ernest Shackleton led three polar expeditions to the Antarctic in the period that has become known as The Heroic Period of Arctic Exploration. Textile artist Viv Stamford has collected pieces of fabric from Bridlington Beach to create works commemorating Shackleton. Join us…

Gail Lawther 13th and 14th October

Another wonderfully entertaining and informative afternoon with Gail Lawther as our speaker. Gail brought with her a variety of quilts demonstrating the applique’ and stitching techniques she has developed in her work.   Gail’s workshop on Sunday gave us all an opportunity to try  her methods under her friendly guidance. Her encouragement to ‘have a…

Janet Browne November 2018

Stitching the Landscape Starting from her own love of drawing  the places she loves Janet has developed her own style of textile map. Her unique perspective and type of applique’ brings to life the streets of houses, gardens and allotments with individual features recognisable to the observer. A journey to Scarborough detailing York Minster en…