November

 2nd

Anne Jackson

Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic

Anne will speak about her long term project, a series of large scale knotted tapestries exploring historic witch trials and metaphors surrounding the idea of “witchcraft”.

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Zoom

Members only

November

 9th & 10th

Alison Hulme – Print, Print and More Print!

A print workshop with Alison

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Workshop limited to 6 people

December

7th

Christmas Speaker – Alice Kettle

Telling Stories with Thread

Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist who has been the president of the Embroiderers’ Guild since April 2019.  The talk is about a life time of stitching, her work and those she has worked with and been inspired by.

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Zoom

Members only

January

4th

Nikki Parminter

Title to be advised

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Zoom

Members only

January

25th

Member led workshop

Workshop

February

1st

Andrea Cryer

Drawing With Thread

Andrea is a textile artist who draws with thread to produce unique portraits, townscapes and more recently, abstract compositions and images.

In her talk, she will be sharing background information, an explanation of her process with physical and digital examples, followed by a Q&A session

Visit her web page here

Zoom Meeting

March

1st

Jessica Grady 

Journey into the Unconventional

A look at Jessica’s textiles journey and career including her work within commercial embroidery and print design – Jessica also discusses her contemporary methods and use of sustainable and waste materials within my artistic practice.

Jessica is a member of Prism Textiles and Art Textiles Made in Britain, 2018-2019 Under 30’s Guild Scholar Award and RAW Talent Award 2017. Jessica works form her home studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She teaches her workshop programme to schools, colleges and private organisations across the UK and sell and exhibits her work internationally.

Floral Bloom Hoop (detail)

Daisy Polyps

Mandala (detail)

Sample Swatch Collection

Images reproduced  by kind permission of Jessica Grady

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Zoom or Branch Meeting

March

2nd

Jessica Grady 

Abstract Embroidery & Embellishment

A full day exploring contemporary techniques to create colourful and tactile embellishment swatches. Techniques will include; making sequins, layered techniques, vertical beading and combining materials. Materials will include recycled plastics, cable sleeve, painted and wrapped washers and industrial waste alongside more traditional textiles and threads. The day will begin with creating samples and then the afternoon will be a developed piece of textile art from the morning’s experiments. All materials included.

Workshop