Thursday, 13 August 2015

What's On Update

Watch this space as we update the blog with the new exciting programme for 2015/16!!

We are organising a trip to the Knitting & Stitch Show at Harrogate
 on Saturday 28th November 2015
To book a space contact, please contact Sibylla on 01625 877907 or or at the next meeting

We offer the usual pick-up points: 

Congleton (Bus Depot, Spragg Street) 08:00
Chelford (Bus Stop near Station) 08:15
Handforth Dean (Bus Stop, M&S/Tesco carpark) 08:30
We will be leaving Harrogate at 16:00, estimated arrival at first drop-off point (Handforth Dean) 18:00/18:30.
Price for coach trip and entrance ticket: £ 25-00

 Join us for the open evening of our first exhibition at the Castle Park Art Gallery, Frodsham on Friday 14th August 7-9pm. 'Beneath the Surface' An exhibition by FLOWN: artists - Jill Walker, Steph Estell-Knight and Judith Roberts  There will be the best of contemporary artwork on show ...embroidery, ceramics, drawings and print. Share a glass of wine with us, listen to live music by guitarist Neil Pybus and enjoy the good company... and if you can't make it on the night, the exhibition runs until the 21st September. Please share and pass on the word... best wishes, Jill Walker 

Monday, 10 August 2015

15 July 2015 : Liz Cooksey: Hand & Machine Embroidery using a Metal Frame

Liz Cooksey was our final speaker of the 2014/15 season & one I had personally been waiting all year for. The evening did not disappoint. It all transpired following an art pop-up on a Facebook page & a few clicks later we couldn't believe Liz was so local to us ( small world!). Following her degree, Liz pursued a teaching career, but illness & a young family forced her to go part time, but she never lost her passion & is now creating more than ever. She gave us an insight into her inspiring artists eg Linda Miller, Janet Bolton, Alice Fox, Joseph Cornell. Her grid techniques initially using fence wire extend now to iron wire, to create form & the design flows from there incorporating papers, crochet & some stitch. All amazing & the evening ended with a real buzz.

17 June 2015 : Melanie Kay : Hand-stitching Unusual Items

A fascinating talk from North Manchester based Melanie who like nearly all our speakers this year developed their passion for stitch from grand parents. Having completed a design degree, Melanie  began to create a sketchbook using different surfaces to create a story. This work led to an interest in gender stereotypes & ultimately in metal & the humble beer can. One of her first objects was a fabulous lampshade called 'Love Affair' & then a series of stories in cans.