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Spinning course November 4th

posted 21 Oct 2017, 01:29 by Suella Postles

Spinning course at Manor Farm, East Leake. Nov.4th

The sister of the man who shears the sheep teaches spinning and is prepared to bring up to 10 spinning wheels to the farm on 4th November and run a adult beginner's class from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Also suitable for experienced spinners.
All materials and equipment provided.
Hot drinks and sandwich lunch also provided.
Plenty of Parking

£40 Secure your place with a £10 deposit.

Cath Thomson
Education Officer
07887 996293

Manor Farm Park & Woodlands : East Leake Day Nursery, Castle Hill, East Leake, Leicestershire. LE12 6LU

Sharmas closing

posted 12 Oct 2017, 11:48 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 12 Oct 2017, 11:49 ]

Sharmas Fabrics in the Victoria Centre market is closing on 31st Oct however they have a website www.sharmasfabrics.co.uk. They are moving their shop to Ilkeston.

Are you a hand knitter?

posted 20 Sep 2017, 00:42 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 20 Sep 2017, 00:43 ]

A hand knitting/yarn event is taking place in Nottingham.  www.nottinghamyarnexpo.com

Nottingham Yarn Expo which is on Nov 11th and 12th taking place at the Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street NG1 4BU

Fabric Sale

posted 25 Aug 2017, 07:49 by Lois Cracolici

One BC Sneinton Market - Fabric Sale Saturday 2nd Sept. Prices from £2 a metre


posted 21 Aug 2017, 23:57 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 21 Aug 2017, 23:57 ]

Running all through October and November - see attached programme below

Textile Workshop - "A Sense of Place"

posted 21 Aug 2017, 23:49 by Suella Postles

Textile Workshop - "A Sense of Place" Landscape Paintings by Harry Ousey

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017.    10 - 3pm.  
Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery,   Stockwell Street,  Leek, ST13 6DW

Ousey's Abstract Paintings lend themselves to inspirational creative stitching, 
and this workshop will stimulate ideas in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
Workshop led by Liz Smith and Sue Astles, Glossop Embroiderers' Guild.
Places are limited so please contact sue.astles@ctaweb.co.uk 
with booking and payment of £15 as soon as possible.

The Lie of the Land exhibition Midlands Textile Forum.

posted 11 Aug 2017, 04:37 by Suella Postles

"The Lie of the Land" exhibition by the Midlands Textile Forum.
from Saturday, 19th August, 2017 to Saturday 16th September, 2017 at: 
Bishop's Castle Town Hall, Council Chamber, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BG

Midlands Textile Forum is a diverse group of thirteen experienced artists, brought together by a shared passion for working with textiles and a desire to promote textile art through joint exhibitions. Members’ creativity is apparent in the diversity of their practice and the range and depth of skills in the group is exceptional. These include fabric manipulation, dyeing, stitch, weaving, appliqué, felting, printing and mixed media expression.

Pilgrim Fathers' Quilt

posted 20 Jul 2017, 04:41 by Suella Postles   [ updated 22 Jul 2017, 13:50 ]

The quilt will be exhibited in Coles Sewing Centre in Nottingham from Monday 24th July until Thursday 3rd August and then in the Tourist Information, Nottingham 11th / 12th / 13th August. It includes work done by WBEG members. 

Pilgrim Fathers Quilt

Jan Merryweather - Torvil and Dean

Chris Watkins - DH Lawrence

Liz Harrison - Sherwood forest

Kath Owen - Coal mining
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Region 10 of the Quilters Guild of the British IslesLike Page

depict the history of our county over the last 400 years. It will be presented to the Mayflower Society House in Plymouth Massachusetts by Radio Nottingham when they visit the USA in September. Includes work by our Young Quilters 

WBEG future meeting dates for your diaries

posted 16 Jul 2017, 03:55 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 16 Jul 2017, 03:55 ]

September 14th 2017
October 14th
November 9th
December 9th

January 11th 2018
February 10th
March 8th
April 14th
May 10th
June 9th
July 12th

September 13th
October 13th
November 8th
December 8th

January 10th 2019
February 9th
March 14th
April 13th
May 9th
June 8th
July 11th

Miao Thread booklet workshop 15th July

posted 21 Jun 2017, 09:48 by Suella Postles

Would anyone else like to join in the Miao Thread booklet workshop which will be led by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden on Saturday 15th July? The inclusive charge will be £10 if we can get at least six people attending. I will have it at my house, 8, Briar Ave., Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5NG. starting at 10.30 am until about 1pm. Teas and coffee will be provided but you may wish to bring your sandwiches to eat afterwards. All you will need is your sewing kit and maybe some sequins and beads, but I have lots so don't worry and you can always add to your piece at home.

Will anyone interested in the workshop (by early July) or travelling books please contact Valerie - phone 0115 972 3203 or email dandvmidgelow@talktalk.net

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