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Quorn Country Crafts New Classes

posted 9 Nov 2019, 22:11 by Suella Postles

Quorn Country Crafts New Classes and Workshops


Hilary Hollingsworth -

posted 29 Oct 2019, 01:17 by Suella Postles

Hilary Hollingsworth -

Forwarded from the Chair of Trustees

Dear All,I am sorry to say that Hilary passed away last evening. 

She had been terminally ill with a form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. I

 would be grateful if you could pass this information to your branches.

 I know that Hilary was well known to a lot of members up and down the country.



'Hats, Flowers and Fascinators' - a talk at Nottinghamshire Branch

posted 20 Oct 2019, 23:25 by Suella Postles   [ updated 20 Oct 2019, 23:26 ]

'Hats, Flowers and Fascinators' - a talk at Nottinghamshire Branch

NECTA (Nottinghamshire Branch) invites you to join them on 5th November at 1.30pm for a talk by Claire Muir, Designer on 'Hats, Flowers and Fascinators' at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, NG1 4EZ.
The Mechanics is very close to the Victoria Centre and Bus Station.     Everyone very welcome.  Hope to see you.

Lou Lou's Nottingham Vintage Fair

posted 16 Oct 2019, 01:40 by Suella Postles   [ updated 16 Oct 2019, 01:40 ]

Lou Lou's Nottingham Vintage Fair

27th October 2019 10am-16pm

Albert Hall  Nottingham NG1 5AA

  • Tickets     www.tickettailor.com

Wool and Craft Supplies Market No.2

posted 6 Sep 2019, 07:25 by Erica Thomson

Saturday, 7 September 2019 from 09:30-16:00
MinorOak Nottingham Coworking, 4 Gedling Street, Sneinton Market, NG1 1DS Nottingham


This market is for Notts community of crafters: people who knit, crochet, embroider, sew, do needlepoint, work with paper, make jewellery, and more.

FOR BUYERS: It's an opportunity to get ready for the crafting season with incredible bargains on the supplies you want and need. You can feel good about reusing rather than buying new. There will be pre-purchased and gently used items available and who knows what you'll find.

FOR SELLERS: This market will give you a chance to refocus, clean up shop and give others the opportunity to buy wool, yarn and supplies that you no longer have a place for. Please e-mail dee@minoroak.com or message MinorOak Nottingham Coworking if you'd like to be a seller.

FOR EVERYONE: This is going to be more than just a market. It will be a community event. We'll have tables set up on Avenue A for sitting and visiting if the weather is nice, and free coffee, tea and snacks. The meeting room will be converted into a lounge.
MinorOak's ground floor is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair accessible toilet.

Exhibition Re-Tellings by Sue Stone

posted 6 Sep 2019, 07:22 by Erica Thomson

Artspace, The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT

T. 01652 660380
exhibition continues until 20 October 2019
One Day Workshop
to accompany the Re-Tellings exhibition
Exploring Texture & Pattern in Hand Stitch
Experiment with some of my favourite hand stitch techniques to create texture and pattern that can be used for both figurative and non-figurative work. Suitable for all abilities. New content for 2019.
The Ropewalk
Saturday 5 October £60
10.30 – 4.30

Geology & Fossils at National Stone Centre, Wirksworth

posted 6 Sep 2019, 07:10 by Erica Thomson

Open now until 25th September, 2019. 10.00am - 5.00pm,
Not Mondays, and all day Saturday, 14th September, 2019

Please ring to confirm if travelling from a distance - 01629 824833

Free Entry, Cafe, Shop, Walks and Courses - not textiles. National Stone Centre, Porter Lane, Wirksworth Derbyshire, DE4 4LS
Sat Nav, please put in National Stone Centre before postcode.

Thank you all!

posted 21 May 2019, 01:15 by Erica Thomson

A huge thank you to all members who found treasures to take home from Liz Welch's stands at Regional Day - an amazing nearly £900 will be donated to Breast Cancer Now and only a few small boxes are left which will be found good homes.
This has been a monumental task which though extremely sad at times has been lovely to find so many people who knew Liz, had seen her at a workshop or a show or on TV and have given generously for 'stuff they didn't know they needed'.

I would encourage all of you to use all the 'special treasures' you have acquired instead of waiting for the ' ideal project' and try to find the time to learn the new skills you have bought all the bits for and always wanted to do. 

It has been quite a challenge to find the right people and places who know about all the different crafts and interests she had - think ahead before it is too late - Liz simply ran out of time. 

Very nearly £5000 raised so far from craft items and still lots more to come in - see

with grateful thanks, 

HOME: the Guild Member Project for 2019

posted 5 Dec 2018, 06:58 by Suella Postles   [ updated 5 Dec 2018, 06:59 ]

ANNOUNCING the Guild Member Project for 2019


Following the inspiring Capability Brown exhibitions in 2016, the hugely successful Page 17 in 2017 and, more recently, the poignant 100 Hearts in 2018, we now announce the Guild's project for 2019 – it is entitled “HOME”.
What does HOME mean for you...

Is HOME the place you return to at the end of each day?

Do you have fond memories of a childhood home, long since left behind?

Invite us in and show us, in stitch, the special memories you have of your home.

Have you lived on a brightly coloured canal boat; in a high rise flat or a converted barn?

Have you travelled widely - perhaps seen the favelas in Rio or the slums in Mumbai; a tree house on the beach in the Phillipines?

Home should mean shelter and safety but for some it is not.

And what of the natural world - a bird's nest, the river of a spawning salmon, the arctic home of the polar bear or the woodland burrow of a fox?

Invite us in and tell us, in stitch, what the word HOME means to you.

Find more inspiration on our webpage

HOME Project 2019

Sew and So with Kickstart October 13th 11.00am-1pm

posted 7 Oct 2018, 09:10 by Suella Postles

Sew and So with Kickstart October 13th 11.00am-1pm. We will be trying a new format. Judith will be helping us with some printing. You may of course bring your own work if you prefer. As usual there will be a charge of £3. We hope that you will come along and bring your lunch, as the AGM and October meeting will follow at 2.00pm.

Let's Print!

For our first session we will be looking at the many ways of printing onto fabric

using a variety of different print blocks. There will be an opportunity to have a go

at some of the ways to create a block. This is all about sharing our knowledge and

inspiring people new to these techniques, so if you use these methods already,

please bring along any of your favourites and samples of how you have used them in your work (this includes both commercial and handmade stamps/blocks).

Everyone is welcome, and if you are a newer member this is an opportunity to meet others in the branch in an informal atmosphere.

You may like to bring a packed lunch if you are staying on for the afternoon meeting.

Hope to see you there.

Judith Burnett

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