This Week – 17th to 23rd September

Branch News

Change to November Branch Workshop – Jill has had to pull out of this workshop so Sian has stepped in to the gap with Stitchity Snippets – Jill’s workshop was fully booked but Sian is able to take a few more on board so there may still be room for you. Contact Sheila P as usual.

Our Branch Programme for 2017-18 is available to view and download here: 2017-18 PROGRAMME

Full details and information about speakers and meetings will be posted here shortly and sent to members in their Bulletins. Workshop information for 2018 will be available by early October, when bookings open.


The Art of Grieving – 15th to 17th September – this weekend

James Fox at Buck County Museum – 21st September to 21st October, limited days only

Made at Art Van Go – to 29th October

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize – to 5th February 2018

Play Days – now until 29th October

Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury to 8th October

Points of Juncture – July until 22nd October

Creatures and Creations – at Waddesdon Manor until October 29th

The Beautiful Stitch  to 28th October, see my review

Fields, Fabric & French Knots  to 29th October

Sampled Lives – to April 2018

Balenciaga to February 2018



Enfield branch have spaces on a ShadowWork workshop on 23rd September.

There are still a couple of spaces on our 7th October workshop with Jenny Leslie

Aylesbury Vale EG also have some interesting workshops this autumn.

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Norah Jones Trophies 2017

Our Chairman Sue B was delighted with the response to her Myriorama challenge at the AGM. The array looked really delightful, the entries were of a really high standard and the garden theme was interpreted in some very interesting ways. I began to wonder what some of our members get up to on the quiet!

The two winning entries were:



Julie W for Traditional









and Helen R for Contemporary









Also scoring high were Anne A and Paula B

All the entries are in our Flikr collection – there may be a few more added before they are all stitched together.

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Women’s Problems!!!

I don’t usually use Hertstitch as my soapbox but I feel that I have something which deserves your attention and it’s appropriate here. I think I can safely assume that most of you are women. Anyone reading this who is not a woman probably knows and cares about at least one woman.

Please try to spare 15 minutes to watch the TED talk  in THIS LINK.  It is about Heart Disease and Women. This is as important to women as Breast Cancer, I know women in our branch who have been affected by at least one of these.

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May Morris Exhibition – opens October 7th 2107

Over the last couple of years more than one of our guest speakers have referred to the work of May Morris, for her father’s company and, if i remember correctly, the Royal School of Needlework. From October we will have the opportunity to see and find out more about May in the exhibition May Morris – Art and Life at the William Morris Gallery .

May Morris - Maids of honour

May Morris – Maids of Honour         from William Morris Gallery website

The exhibition aims to show the breadth of May’s creative activity, bringing together works from collections around the UK and US, many of which have never been shown in public.


There will also be a series of events during the exhibition …. and the rest of the gallery hold many more delights.


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Shadow Work Workshop – 23rd September

Enfield Branch have spaces on this workshop with Jill Kipnis of Inspirational Embroidery

View and download information here:


ShadowWork23.09 requirements

Contact Us if you are interested


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