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…

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…

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…