Meetings are taking place on Zoom until September 2021. An invitation to join the meeting is sent out a week before.

If you wish to attend as a visitor please contact Kath Owen.


Thursday 10 June 2021 7.00pm on Zoom – Zara Day

It is never too late to be who you might have been

My talk is about the work I create as part of my bespoke embroidery business, Rosemary Rose – how it developed, my journey of getting to where I am now and the type of work we now produce, showing images.

Thursday 8 July 2021 7.00pm - Sara Cook

Korean Wrapping Cloths

I have enjoyed researching textile techniques from around the world. However Korean Textiles have fascinated me the most and my working practice is inspired by Bojagi principles.


Meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.00pm at St Paul's Church Hall, Boundary Road, West Bridgford NG2 7DB or the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2.00pm at Ruddington Methodist Church Hall (Opposite Co-op), Charles Street, Ruddington NG11 6EF

Thursday 9 September 2021 7.00pm - Emily Notman

St Paul’s Church Hall

Saturday 9th October 2021 2.00pm - AGM and talk by our Chair, Chris Watkins

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Thursday 11 November 2021 7.00pm - Jane Marrows - “Textiles and all that”

Kathryn Ashcroft was due to be our speaker for this evening, but she has had an accident, seriously injured her hand and is awaiting surgery. Once she is able to drive we will be inviting Kathryn back. Jane has kindly stepped in and her talk is titled “Textiles and all that”. She will be bringing a range of textiles and multimedia items which we will be able to see and handle.

Chris has been given some saris made of synthetic fabrics but covered with embroidery, beads, braids, sequins and other embellishments. She has cut them up and put together colour co-ordinated bags which she will be selling at the meeting for a donation to funds with a minimum of £2 per bag.

St Paul’s Church Hall

Saturday 11 December 2021 2.00pm

Members’ exhibition: during lockdown, we have seen some wonderful work in the Newsletter - this will be an opportunity to see some of the work and other pieces which have not featured in print. Also if you undertook the July Challenge 2020, could you please find it - or in my case, create one now - and we will have a display of these.

We normally have a social event with food. However, this year is not normal. There will be mince pies and fruit and it will be a “help yourselves from a box” event! We will also be supplying tea and coffee.

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Thursday 13 January 2022 7.00pm - Isobel Moore

"The Dirty Dozen"

This meeting will be on ZOOM

Isobel Moore is a textile artist and tutor from Sussex. She loves colour, recycled textiles, and her sewing machines. Teaching machine embroidery for over ten years, she’s heard it all: “I need a new sewing machine” and “I think I need to get some more fabric”, not to mention that old classic “my machine doesn’t like that”. This is Isobel’s top 12 list of things she’s heard throughout the years: the Dirty Dozen! Things we’ve all said, but really (really) shouldn’t!

Saturday 12 February 2022 2.00pm

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Thursday 10 March 2022 7.00pm - Francesca Holmes

"Stitch, burn, heat and dissolve"

St Paul's Church Hall

Saturday 9 April 2022 2.00pm

Janet Gilbert

"My Journey "

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall