Happy New Year to all of 76 Textile Group.
We kicked off the year with a fascinating talk from Judith Symonds who shared with us her Chinese Textile Collection. She has been collecting pieces during her travels in China over several years. All her pieces were handed round for members to examine carefully and at the end we had opportunities to look again and talk further with Judith.
I gather the workshop with Alex Waylett was really good. Jackie Goffin has posted the piece by Alex on our Fb page… here I’ve c&p’d it.
Any chance of seeing some of the work done by members??
Our next branch event will be in The Forum. We are participating in Makers’ Festival with our Luggage Tag display, our free stitching area with plenty of luggage tags and threads for members of the public to add to the display. Two bookable workshops and our Gallery exhibition.
Do encourage friends to visit and participate.
Workshop Booking: Booking for workshops for members will open from the meeting during which the forms are available. To reserve your place you will need to see Mara, complete the form and make payment within 7 days.
Booking will open to other branches and groups after two weeks.
Booking Forms: The booking form now looks slightly different because BACS payment is enabled. This saves your branch money. You can still pay by cheque, again to be received within 7 days.
Workshop details: Details of each workshop will appear on the second page of the form, not on the front. They will also be posted on my blog with pictures. Requirements will be sent out to confirmed bookings.
Workshop costs: Most workshops will be £30. There may be additional charges for materials, this will be detailed in the requirements list.
From the URC: Please be aware that temporary notices being displayed during an event must not be stuck to the walls with Sellotape or Blu-tack and windows must not be obscured by notices or marked.
Makers Festival 2020 in the Forum (8 – 23 February) I collected most of the exhibits for our Gallery space, please could others be delivered to us in the Forum on Friday 7th Feb by 11am. The same applied to any extra luggage labels. If you would like your labels returned, they must be named. I’m still calling for members to man our stand. Can any member offer Thurs 20th 1-4pm? Other offers will be gratefully accepted. Expenses claims: I’ve emailed most members who have offered their services, we may be able to contribute to car parking charges.
Talks & Workshops:
February: Social Meeting: Saturday 15th – 2-4pm The last social meeting was a great success, so we shall have something very similar. We have chosen “handmade buttons” to have a go at. Each type will have a leader to help members.
March: Friday 20th 7.30pm Talk: Bursary Talk – Sue Leonard and Birgit Jones Branch Project – to be presented by committee members
March: Saturday 21st Workshop: 10.00 – 16.00. Pauline Wrighton – Layered Stitch using hand stitch or machine. Pictures are here.
Makers Festival 2020 in the Forum (8 – 23 February) Workshops are available via the Festival website (https://norfolkmakersfestival.co.uk/whats-on/), ones that might be of interest include:
- June Croll – Art of Weaving off Loom
- Saori weaving introduction
- Bright Colours –playing with colours and embroidery stitches – Embroiderers’ Guild
- Marks and Stitches – mark making and embroidery stitches – Embroiderers’ Guild
- Artpocket – variety of options
- Caroline Hyde-Brown – variety of sessions
- Crochet – starting
Textiles East Fair– 21/22 Feb- Swavesey (https://textileseastfair.wordpress.com/)
13th May 2020: Coach Trip to Greene Knowe Manor House, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire https://www.greenknowe.co.uk/history.html
This is a visit to Lucy Boston’s house and garden organised by Helen Durrant.
The House has been continuously occupied since 1130 and has beautiful grounds, Lucy M Boston who lived there was a writer and artist and is also famous for her quilts but perhaps she is most famous as the author of Children’s books such as “The Children of Green Knowe”. We will have a tour of the house in the morning and be free to explore the gardens and village after that.
Date -Wednesday 13th May 2020
Pick ups- at Taverham , Norwich and Wymondham
There are four spaces currently available
Please contact Helen Durrant if you are interested.