I hear that more of your work will be welcome for the display at Living Crafts. We usually put on an amazing array of all types of embroidery styles and standards, some visitors find unfinished work just as inspiring as the exquisite and technically challenging pieces more traditionally seen as embroidery. Please use this opportunity to get your work seen. Contact Caroline W as soon as possible – insurance forms are available here: living-crafts-insurance-form
Saturday 19th May is our next meeting,after a bit of a long gap due to Living Crafts. In the morning we have Back to Basics Dabble session, giving you an opportunity to try some new materials and techniques. The afternoon session is devoted to a talk from Janette Bright. I’ve been looking forward to hearing about Janette’s work with the textile tokens at the Foundling Hospital for a long time, so if I’m not there you’d better send out a search party!
The postponed Crazy Patchwork for Beginners and Improvers workshop has been re-booked for Saturday 26th May. There are a couple of places available as the change of date has not suited all the original participants.
On Saturday 9th June we have A Ribbon Embroidery Monogramme with Tanya Haynes . There are still a few spaces on this workshop, showcasing a traditional skill which can also be used in contemporary work to provide texture and emphasis.
Contact Sheila P to enquire about spaces.
Exhibitions and Events
Animals in Embroidery – Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Cour, 18th April to December. Taster workshops also available
Inspired by Felbrigg – Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, 1st May to 28th June. More info on NT website nearer the time
Journeys – The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 5th May to 3rd June
A Dozen Stitchers – Letchworth, 23rd to 27th May and 30th May to 3rd June
Threads of Time 2 – Mill Green, 27th May to Sunday 24th June