Monday, 29 May 2017

Julia Triston workshop- places still AVAILABLE; 22nd June

Please note there are still places available for this workshop on ' Contemporary Applique- Eyes' .
It looks fun so give it a whirl. Please help support these events to give us confidence to secure other super speakers . £25 per person & materials list now available.
For inspiration see Julia's website

Contact Jane Rogerson

Whats On- Take a look

Macclesfield Silk Museum 17th June - 8th September
Exploring Macclesfield and India
In house artist Nikki Parmentier
Several meet the artist days and workshops
Chatsworth House March – October
House Style
5 centuries of fashion and adornment
Central Art Gallery Ashton under Lyne 22nd April – 1st July
Calm During the Storm
A touring exhibition of wartime stitch work from the Embroiderers’ Guild
Tatton Park “Capability Brown Exhibition” on until the of July
Chelford members work included

Don't forget we are hoping to organise a coach trip to The Quilt Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 12th August. £35 . Please speak to Angela or Sibylla

17th May 2017: Bronwen Simpson: Milliner

Bronwen makes hats in Stockport's Market Place Studios in addition to her "day job" working as a curator for Stockport Museums at the Hatworks museum.  Originally from Ireland Bronwen graduated in 2004 with a 1st class honours degree in Contemporary Craft from Manchester Metropolitan University specialising in textiles and concrete. Having worked with milliners on projects like" Making Headway" Bronwen wanted to fully understand the objects she displayed, this lead her to learn traditional millinery skills.  Bronwen describe the joy of making hats as the wealth of materials available such as silk and wool felt and the process of transforming the materials by tension and steam press into a finished object.  Following the talk Bronwen demonstrated the process of blocking hats and allowed members to try on a selection of hand made hats.


Monday, 24 April 2017

WHAT'S ON- Keep up to date with our Facebook & Twitter pages

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.