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…

12th October 2019 – Dawn Cameron Dick

The Wonderful World of Wadding and Fabulous Fabric  Too Dawn has been quilting for 41years and teaching for 30 years. She is a very traditional quilter so you will be more likely to find her quilts on beds rather than walls. Once you understand the huge choice of waddings that are available you can make…

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…

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,…

Dabble Day 18th May 2019

We had a very eventful day on the  18th May where a number of members all joined together to experiment and learn new skills despite the horrendous weather outside. Thanks to Chris Hart there was a group who produced a bag, the majority completed in the day and also managed to create a small purse…

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…