Speaker April 2019

From Intangible History to Creative Practice. Engagement with the deep-sea trawlermen of Hull and their fashion design process 1950s to 1970s. The daughter of a hull trawler man, brought up  in a  matriarchal household of talented weavers and stitchers  Claire gave us a fascinating talk about her own career and study exploring both aspects of…

April 2019 Stage Display

A smaller than usual display as everyone is working on items for the May Exhibition however everything of the usual high standard. Most have an Easter theme this month.

Beverley Minster Exhibition 2019

Above photo of group Rainbow Project. One of the exhibits on display.   The EYES Biennial Exhibition of Members’ work will be held at Beverley Minster 3rd May to 10th May 2019. 3 – 4th May 2019 – 10:00 – 4:00 pm 6 – 10th May 2019 – 10:00 – 4:00 pm Entry is free…

Harrogate – Spring Quilt Festival

This was an excellent day out enjoyed by all of those who went, not too taxing on the feet as the venue was The Great Yorkshire Showground in Hall 2 and was not too spread out with plenty of room for us to walk around and enjoy the exhibitions and there were some very interesting…

March 9th Sarah Impey

Writing with a needle. Sarah’s first foray into textile work was foundation piecing a patchwork of hexagons from scraps of 1970s fabrics of her mother’s. In fact it was her mother who then backed this piece after it had been ‘finished’. Sarah then told us of her work as a political journalist reporting on Parliament,…

February 9th Heather Young

My Dyeing Journey An interesting and informative afternoon’s talk about her own journey of discovery . Heather spoke about her methods creating hand knitted items, from choosing the correct wools through to calculating where to add individual dyes and turn the skeins into balls for knitting. It brought back memories of childhood sitting, not so…

Stage Display March 2019

A wide range of creative textile work on display again this month. Ranging from quilts to intricate goldwork. Look out for Hilary’s bags created from CABLE! (craft acquisitions beyond life expectancy) I am sure we all fall into this pit.  

Saturday March 9th 2019 Speaker

Sara Impey Writing with a needle. Sara is a textile artist specialising in quiltmaking. Originally trained as a newspaper journalist, she takes inspiration from language and the written word and covers the textile surface with densely machine-stitched lettering. She writes her own material, enjoying the challenge of mixing visual, tactile and verbal elements to comment…

Quilts for Care Leavers

In 2018 One hundred and seventeen quilts were given out at special Christmas Dinners for teenagers leaving care providers. A dinner is to take place in Hull Christmas 2019, 50 quilts are needed to give out at this dinner. Details; Simply make one block to contribute   either  6.5 ins square  or 12.5 ins square or  quilt tops…