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….

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…

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,…