Monday, 29 May 2017

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.