2024 Workshops

Dorset Buttons

By Jen Best

Zoom workshop – details to be sent in due course by email

Jen will show us how to do a Crosswheel button and one other button of our choice decided on the day.

List of requirements for the workshop to follow shortly once Jen has confirmed.

‘View from a window’

Fabric Books

by Rachel Kelly

We will start the workshop by making a One Signature book in paper as a template. Then make the same style of book in calico which will form the basis for your stitching and embroidery on the topic ‘View from a Window’ or your own inspiration.

Spring Social

A chance for members to sell their work at our sale from 10am -1pm followed by Spring Social

The afternoon is our chance to discuss and collaborate on our pieces for the Snowshill hanging, so please bring any ideas any any work you have started.

Black work

By Liz Almond

Learn how to create your own Blackwork piece. 
The kits cover historical, Islamic and modern Blackwork embroidery. Kits cost £8.50.  This includes four plus projects, charts, threads.
Liz will bring a large display of different types of Blackwork for you to explore and to give you ideas for the future.

Embroidery Stitch Patterns

By Sarah Eilbeck

Playing with Embroidery Stitch patterns for machine and hand stitch

Summer Social

Stitch and Sew plus a Talk by Anne Griffiths

Diamond Stitches: Science meets Textiles, learn about my community outreach projects, “Designs for Life”“The Largest Diffraction Pattern in the World!” and work as Artist in Residence at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

Hand Stitching

by Ruth Parkinson-Johns

Theme of flowers, further details and equipment list to follow

Visit Ruth’s website for inspiration

Upcoming 2024 workshops:

10th August – TBC and Stitch and Sew, with display of City and Guilds course work

14th September – AGM and Talk by Jackie Loring ‘The Reincarnation of the Japanese Kimono’

12th October – Markel paint course by Kay Grey

9th November – Monastery floor by Angie Hughes

14th December – Christmas Social to be arranged