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!
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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...

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Hearts Playday

Our timely Hearts Playday at the Maurice Jagger Centre at the weekend took inspiration from the work of Beryl Taylor, Carolyn Saxby and Jude Hill. 
Members produced some stunning work, as usual, and all of their pieces were so different! 

Jan's woven hearts

Margaret's hand-stitched and map / button hearts

Julie's machine-stitched hearts

Wyn's appliquéd sea-themed heart

Helen's dyed and stitched heart panel

Cath's heart panel on a woven ribbon background

Rona's hand-stitched multi-heart / circle panel

Janice's hearts applied to a woven strip background

A variation on a theme, for Sue's "Heart is where the Home is" piece!

And below are the updated versions of member's pieces!


  1. I've enjoyed seeing all your work and I am a big fan of Carolyn Saxby's work. I was very fortunate to meet her a couple of years ago while in holiday in st. Ives. She is as lovely as her work

  2. Thank you ... the hearts are all beautiful and I also love Beryl's and Jude's work too. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous works of heart ♥ Carolyn