Branch Programme 2016-17




morning:   AGM

afternoon:   Sue Armstrong Memorial Lecture

Caroline Kirton – Telling Tales

SEPTEMBER  Friday 30th 

Branch Evening: Personal Approaches to Embroidering Insects

Claire, Julie, Trish and Viv


OCTOBER Saturday 1st

Workshop: Alex Waylett – Pebbles, a contemporary machine quilting technique

OCTOBER Saturday 29th

Workshop: Sue Baughan – Felted Village, felting and hand stitch

NOVEMBER Friday 4th

Talk:   Nicola Jarvis – The Art of Embroidery

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NOVEMBER Satuday 5th

Workshop:   Nicola Jarvis – Bijoux Birds, hand stitch (kit provided)

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DECEMBER Saturday 3rd

Christmas Tea and Talk:   Linda McCann – Dress to Impress

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JANUARY Saturday 7th

Morning: Back To Basics

Lesley Cowland and friends – Surface Decoration on Fabric & Paper

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Afternoon: Talk         Rachel Gornall – The World in Colour


FEBRUARY Friday 3rd

Branch Evening: An Evening With our Treasure, Sian

Sian Fenwick


FEBRUARY Saturday 4th

Workshop: Felt Book Cover – hand felting and stitch

Sue Dutfield

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FEBRUARY Saturday 25th

10.30 to 4pm: Stitch on Saturday

Informal stitch and chat – bring a packed lunch

MARCH Friday 3rd

Branch Evening: Absent Friends – Joan Hayes

Sandy Goff

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MARCH Saturday 4th

Workshop: Pins & Needles – Handstitched brooch

Jessie Chorley

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MARCH Saturday 25th

Workshop: Crazy Patchwork – Handstitch

Julie Walsby and Paula Bray


APRIL Friday 21st

Talk: Judith Rowley – My Creative Journey


Saturday 22nd

Workshop: Judith Rowley – Calico Journey Journal (Handstitch)

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MAY Saturday 20th

Morning: Back to Basics                  Lana Young and Moira Bunting – Take A Stitch

Afternoon: Talk                      Mr X Stitch – Life At The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge

JUNE Friday 9th

Talk: Joan Kendall – Hatfield House Textile and Their Conservation

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JUNE Saturday 10th

Workshop: Drawing with Thread – Machine embroidery

Caroline Kirton

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JUNE Saturday 24th

10.30 to 4pm: Stitch on Saturday

Informal stitch and chat – bring a packed lunch

JULY Friday 7th

Annual Review – Looking back at member’s work over the last year

Regional Day

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JULY Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th

Summer School :  Quietly Composed – Hand stitch

Amanda Clayton

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AUGUST Saturday 5th

10.30 to 4pm : Stitch on Saturday

Informal stitch and chat – bring a packed lunch


SEPTEMBER Saturday 9th

morning:  AGM

afternoon: Sue Armstrong Memorial Lecture

Connie Flynn – Finders Keepers,  Tales in Textiles

My Shetland Lighthouse Experience

OCTOBER Friday 6th

Talk: Jenny Leslie – Contemporary Approaches to Natural Dyeing


Saturday 7th

Workshop: Jenny Leslie – Leaf Printing with Natural Dyes and Mordants

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OCTOBER Saturday 21st

10.30 to 4pm: Stitch on Saturday

Informal stitch and chat – bring a packed lunch

NOVEMBER Friday 3rd

Branch Evening – Journal Quilts

NOVEMBER Saturday 4th

Workshop: Jill Izzard – Lace, Frippery and Frills

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DECEMBER Saturday 2nd

Christmas Event  and talk by Jenny Adin-Christie

The programme is also available as a download here: 2016-7-prog