We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!
New members are always welcome - why not call in and join us as a guest for a few months?
Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.
Our meetings vary - we have talks and workshops, show and tell - we also have lots of weekend workshops and playdays. For details of what's coming up (and what's been and gone!) check out our programme below...

Sunday, 13 February 2011

"Ryedale Challenge" Young Persons' Workshop

On 5th February we held a workshop for Young Embroiderers who wanted to take part in the "Ryedale Challenge". Members from Ryedale had provided each of the 17 branches in the region with a bag of assorted fabrics, threads, buttons and beads, with the proviso that they be used by young people, with the results being entered into a competition to be judged at Regional Day 2011.
We decided that we would produce an art quilt which would later be presented to the new Forget-me-Not Childrens' Hospice being built in Kirklees, so with that in mind, we decided to make the theme floral.
On the day we had seven willing volunteers, who worked really hard to produce lots of colourful flowers and at the end of the day they left with more flowers to decorate to fill in the background that Cath Moore had worked hard on during the previous week, dyeing fabrics to make fields and sky.

Working together stitching their decorated flowers onto the background

Piecing the strip quilt and embellishing the "corn field"

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Branch Photo 4th February 2011

As we had such a good turn out for our February meeting, we thought we'd take advantage of it an have our photo taken, although finding a plain background at the Maurice Jagger Centre is impossible!
At the meeting we brought our "heritage items" - pieces of embroidery that had been passed down to us from our ancestors - ranging from embroidered coats to christening robes.