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?
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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...

Monday, 13 June 2016

Regional Day 2016 - There's no stopping us!

Regional Day 2016 brought further success to Halifax Branch, following our previous years' victories. 
This time it was Anne Brooke who brought home the bacon (so to speak) with her lovely stitched collage of Harold Hare. 

Anne won the Yorkshire and The Humber Challenge Cup, and also the Jo Quinn Award for Creativity, which is judged from every entry into the Regional competitions - quite an achievement! 
Above is Harold Hare, and below a close-up. He is made from collaged paper, which is machine and hand-stitched, and embellished with buttons.  

In addition, Halifax Branch also won second place, with Jane Beck's majestic stag's head, which was started at the Mandy Pattullo workshop a few weeks ago. 
Not satisfied with that, Halifax members also won two of the 16 bags on offer in the now famous "Bag Raffle", where each branch provides a bag in a colour theme of their choice, loaded with stitching and other goodies. Here are Jane and Rona with their spoils...(Jane actually won the "bag" that Halifax had taken)
The two speakers on the day provided lots of entertainment too - Lizzie Wall continued the Hare theme with one of the vestments she was displaying
While the afternoon speaker Stuart Hillard, a previous contestant on the Great British Sewing Bee, was inundated with requests for group photos! 
Here are Halifax members Jane, Anne, Margaret, Davina, Abi and Rona, trying to look like they're having a good time...

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