Monday, 24 April 2017

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Here are some current events you may not be aware of but we try & list on our Facebook page. Please don't forget our work at Tatton Park

19th April 2017: 'Birds Eye View' by Mary Bryning

 Mary took up art at evening class once her family had grown up and went on to do C&G Creative Textiles.  Her love of geography and maps inspired her to translate maps into textile pictures.  She uses a variety of techniques; reverse applique, digital printing, eco printing, dyeing her own fabrics and recycling The world is our oyster !

Frances Pickering

For those who could not make the workshop here are some of Frances's exquisite books and link to her website

7th & 8th April Frances Pickering Workshop

Despite a last minute change of venue a busy weekend ( and typically one of the sunniest of the year so far !) was had at the Frances Pickering workshop on making books with print & stitch ideally using a black & white theme. Examples of our weekend work.

15th March 2017: A History of Tatton by Janet Bradshaw

The speaker was Janet Bradshaw who had worked as a “history interpreter” at Tatton for 27 years.  Janet gave an entertaining talk accompanied by “in character” costume to support each period she  described.

Starting with Saxon times, then the experiences of drop spindles and weaving; the 1500’s when the Brereton family was well connected to King Henry’s court; to Victorian times and the chores needed to prepare for a visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales.  The final part of the talk covered WW II kitchen chores and farmyard activities.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Landscapes & Gardens of Tatton Park
Our joint exhibition is up & running & we have submitted some lovely work , so please take the opportunity to see it & enjoy the pleasures of Tatton Park too.

Friday, 24 February 2017

15th February 2017: Julie Bunter

Julie spoke about how she developed her interest in stitch and textiles, taking a City and Guilds course which eventually lead to her taking a degree in textile art.She developed an interest in the concept of quilting as "layers joined by stitch" taking as an inspiration an old quilt created by a member of her family, she was invited to exhibit at the NEC Festival of Quilts. Her interest in pins also lead to some interesting creations & how these were connected by thread, with her preferred hand stitching.(