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

2022 programme

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

Students from Nottingham Trent University. This will be a new link for us and enable us to see different course content.

Thursday 10 March 2022 7.00pm - Francesca Holmes

"Stitch, burn, heat and dissolve"

St Paul's Church Hall

An experienced textile artist with a level 3 machine embroidery diploma and level 3 diploma in creative techniques in textiles (distinction.)

Work created has been exhibited at the NEC, Excel, West Country Quilt Show and The Big Textile Show over the past 10 years as well as other galleries around the UK including the Lake District and Oxford University.

Belonging to the Textile Art Groups Meniscus, Drawn to Stitch and Inspire has helped to further develop machine embroidery skills.

Saturday 9 April 2022 2.00pm Janet Gilbert

"My Journey "

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Thursday 12th May 2022 7.00pm Zoe Zegzula

"My Textile Story"

St Paul’s Church Hall

Saturday 11th June 2022 2.00pm Karen Stewart

"Colour and design in felt"

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Saturday 9th July 2022 2.00pm

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

There will be a guided visit around the Framework Knitters Museum at Ruddington, with tea served afterwards at the Church Hall. At this point we are hoping to hold a suitcase sale. We will need to know in advance if you are coming on this visit. Please sign up at the June meeting or contact Kath There will be further information in the next newsletter.

Tuesday 26th July 10.00 - 1.00

Visit to the Botanic Walled Garden at Wollaton Hall - an opportunity to take photographs, make notes or sketch ideas for work for an exhibition. Parking costs £3 for 2 hours or £5 all day and there are facilities for picnicking if you want to bring lunch.

There is no charge for the visit but it would be appreciated if you were to buy a plant or greeting card. This is an unusual event kindly offered by Erica. There will be sign up list at the next meeting. See for an idea of what you will find.

Saturday 10th September 2022 2pm Maria Boyle

Lichen - exploring colour, texture and mark

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Thursday 13th October 7.00pm Kate Findlay

Working in Series

St Paul’s Church Hall
Kate will be running a workshop on Friday 14th October at Bradmore Methodist Hall. She will provide 4 different hare templates to choose from with pictures of how the finished work could look. She will guide you through the process of creating a background, and then making the hare. She will show you how to use fusible webs to hold everything in place, and finally demonstrate how to stitch with free motion embroidery to finish the piece.

There will be a booking sheet at the June meeting or contact Kath . the cost will be £40

Saturday 12th November 2.00pm Fiona Metcalfe

Making My Mark

Ruddington Methodist Church Hall

Thursday 8th December 7.00pm

Christmas Crafts and Social

St Paul’s Church Hall