It was a cold Friday evening and many brave members attended to hear Nikki Clark talk about her graduation work from Norwich University of the Arts. Explaining how she used LASER cutting and heat to form Perspex into shapes she showed us her mock Tudor jacket and some of her contemporary jewellery.
Library – The Kardex system is not being used. I know books have been borrowed, but there is no record. I have been asked to explain again..
On the Library unit are 2 kardex boxes, one marked Library books, the other Borrowed. In the first cards are filed in alphabetical order (Author’s surname). When borrowing a book, take out the card, write your name, date and contact details and place in Borrowed Box. White cards represent books which can be borrowed for 3 months, coloured ones only one month.
Has anyone considered the secretarial role? Do have a chat with Eileen.
Sheringham Seascape – an embroidery project in the style of John Craske. – 14 June to 31 Oct 2019 – to coincide with the summer exhibition there. This is a missing book.
Lisa Little, Curator at Sheringham Museum is looking for help from guild members for this project. There is information about this on my blog (https://76tgnorwich.wordpress.com) and in the newsletters.
Embroiderers’ Guild Travelling Exhibition, Ely. 5 – 28Feb 2019. Exhibited will be elements of the Guild’s Collection. (https://www.elycathedral.org/events/the-beautiful-stitch-an-exhibition-from-the-embroiderers-guild . A number of one day workshops are on offer.
Norfolk Makers Festival at the Forum – 9-24 Feb. Can you spare a few hours to promote our branch at the Makers Festival? We will be at the Forum in February on Sunday 10th & Fri 15th.
Newsletter – This month the newsletter will be distributed electronically later than usual. It will be uploaded into my blog as soon as I’ve written it. https://76tgnorwich.wordpress.com/
Talks & Workshops:
February 16th – Saturday Social at 2pm. Bursary Talk and a Quiz compiled by Helen Durrant. It is also another opportunity to bring your current work, UFO’s and any questions.
March 15th, Friday – Talk by June Croll at 7.15pm. “Meandering Threads”
March 16th, Saturday – Workshop with Pauline Wrighton – “White, Light and Lacy” – working with mixed media. Pictures on my blog and Facebook. There remain only a few spaces now that we have opened the workshop to non-members so speak to Mara if you wish one.
April – No meeting – Easter
Norfolk Makers Festival – 9-24 Feb – TOPstitch will be exhibiting up on the glass gallery. https://topstitchnorwich.wordpress.com/
The Beautiful Stitch Exhibition at Ely Cathedral. 5-28 Feb. https://www.elycathedral.org/events/the-beautiful-stitch-an-exhibition-from-the-embroiderers-guild
Microscopic – Bishy Lace Group Exhibition, 9 Jan – 5 Feb at Cley Gallery https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/all-events/2019-01-09-microscopic-unseen-by-the-na
Textiles East Fair – 22 & 23 Feb. https://textileseastfair.wordpress.com/
Makit Fair – Peterborough 18 May. https://www.makitfairs.com/makit-lqn-lacemaking-quilting-needlecraft-fair-peterborough/ – TOPstitch hope to be exhibiting there.
Non Guild events:
I have just received a message about some workshops in Suffolk from textile artist Nikola Orpen..(go to website of Nikola Orpen)
ECO COLOUR ON CLOTH
A weekend of Eco Textile Workshops with Nikola Orpen M.A.
30th and 31st March at Mettingham Village Hall, Rectory Road, Bungay,
10.30am – 4.30pm
Indigo and Shibori (Japanese resist)
Students will learn how to make up an ORGANIC INDIGO SUGAR VAT (no nasty chemicals) and using Japanese shibori techniques will create exquisite and unique samples on cloth.
Eco Printing using flowers and leaves.
Students will learn how to make beautiful prints and patterns on cloth and paper by capturing colours directly from nature using contact printing and steam.
£65 per day with all basic materials provided.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase some ‘special’ cloth and plain silk scarves to dye.
Refreshments are provided all day, please bring something for lunch to share.
It is not necessary to attend both days but will be more fullfilling if you do. Both courses are suitable for all levels.
A reservation is necessary as courses tend to book up quickly.
For more information and to secure your place with a £20 deposit per
day please contact Nikola on email@example.com
Nikola’s Facebook page is Texatelier
Nikola’s website is www.texatelier.com
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