Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Exhibition & Textile Fair
Saturday 15 March 2014
Chelford Village Hall SK11 9AS 10-4pm
Highlighting the exciting world of modern textiles & stitch, plus many traders stalls & refreshments.
£3 admission.
Join us for a workshop!

10.30: Dry needle felted & embroidered flowers for cards or small pictures- Angela Oswald
12.30: The use of printing blocks for printing on fabric, book covers or larger work- James Sharp
2pm: Pot Fairies: Fun Little fairies to sit on shelves, hang on branches, make & decorate-
                                                                                                                   Madeline Harper

15 January 2014  : Lesley Sutton- Stories of Cloth
A fascinating project revolving around 'creative reminiscences' relating to cloth & what it has /does mean to different cultures and the memories it creates for both individuals & groups. Lesley's community work across a spectrum of ethic groups provided some heart rendering stories. Some of our ladies brought in their small pieces of cloth & we listened intently to those stories too & why we had chosen to keep hold of our cloth. 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

November Gill Roberts - Bespoke Corsets & Bridal Wear
We have all been watching too many TV period dramas to fully appreciate the history of the corset. Gill's talk was fascinating not only with regard to the corset's structure, but their influence on fashion & vice-versa plus their impact on the human form. From the Victorian maternity corset, through to the tight lacing which began when steel eyelets became available in 1828, to the development of the girdle in 1920s/30s ,to ultimately the burlesque/fashion/ fetish creations we see today.
Gill now makes bespoke corsets from the initial 150 pieces needed- a far cry from her original accountancy days!