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…

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…

The Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project

Saturday September 8th 2018 and we were delighted to welcome some of the Ladies involved in the Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project.Heather gave a wonderful entertaining and informative talk on the place of the Stamford Bridge Battle in the history of England. If Harold Godwinson had not had to march north to fight two battles in…

2017/2018 Guest Speakers

Saturday May 12th Lindsay Roberts The Border Tart-Tart’s Textiles Travels On Saturday May 12th we were taken on a journey, starting in the Scottish Borders travelling to Gujarat in India and back to Scotland. Lindsay shared with us her textile travels, learning first hand, techniques of dyeing, weaving and printing. It was in Gujarat that…

2018 Residential Weekend

A fantastic weekend was had by all those who attended, lots of sun, fun and laughter and a tremendous amount of work, to a high standard, was produced, thanks to the brilliant tuition from Karen (very patient and understanding). Please see below pictures of those hard at work producing these masterpieces and then the finished…