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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…