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...

Monday, 18 January 2016

Inbetweeners - Janice's Gift

One of our members, Janice, has a twin sister. 
To celebrate their 60th birthday this year, Janice made her sister a stitched "photograph album" of special occasions and memories which she gave to her sister as a birthday gift. 

This is part of the album cover, embellished with buttons and a key

A photo of their parents' wedding day

Janice and her sister as babies

All of the pages are decorated with Janice's beautiful hand-stitching. 

I'm sure that Janice's sister appreciated this fantastic labour of love, 
which contains many hours of planning and meticulous work.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

January Meeting - A House - and something to put in it...

For our January meeting, we had a practical session, making little felt houses. All of the materials and instructions were brought by our chairman, Wyn, who must have spent HOURS cutting out little windows and doors, and pieces of thread in corresponding colours. 
The houses were embellished first, then stitched together, and by the end of the meeting we were all at various stages of construction, on our way to stuffing them with lavender or scented stuffing. 
As you can see, as usual they are all different!

Gripped by Little House Fever, some members have already finished theirs!

This is Liz's little hanging number

And this is Rachael's free-standing bijou residence, all ready to move into!

Here is Abi's, with a tricky bit of cut work in the roof

Sue M took some photos of a woodland-themed patchwork quilt she'd made for her little grandson, Alfie, for Christmas. It's covered with lovely appliquéd animals.