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June 2018 Mavis Walker’s chess set!

Mavis Walker came to speak for our June meeting – although it would be more exact to say that she had a large cast (32) of players to aid and assist her! She showed us each of the chess set … Continue reading

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May 2018 – Fay Maxwell

A stimulating and enjoyable talk was given by Fay who passed around many examples of work as she described how they were made and her stitch journey. Fay talked of the need to ‘think outside the box’ and to approach … Continue reading

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April 2018 – Maggie Grey

For our April Meeting we welcomed an old friend, Maggie Grey (& her husband, Clive, whose infallible memory proved to be a great asset at times!) Maggie’s talk was entitled “Long Diaries, Tall Stories & Travellers’ Tales” and Maggie talked … Continue reading

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March 2018 – Ruth Smith, Chinese Festival Costumes

The speaker for our March meeting was Ruth Smith, a well respected expert in the textile and embroidery traditions of China. Along with Gina Corrigan, and other colleagues, Ruth has travelled extensively in China exploring and documenting the traditional embroidery, … Continue reading

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February 2018 – Carol Naylor

February’s meeting was brightened up by Carol Naylor’s talk entitled “A Passion for Colour”. After a brief introduction (aimed at those who hadn’t heard Carol speak before) Carol took us through her work from the 1970’s up to the present … Continue reading

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January 2018 – Lesley Parker

To start 2018 off we were treated to a fascinating talk by Lesley Parker entitled ‘A Working Woman’s Wardrobe’. Lesley explained that she would be focussing on the mid-Georgian period and more specifically on the period between 1714 and 1811. … Continue reading

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December 2017 – Christmas Party

Our Christmas Party was thoroughly well planned, even down to  the seasonal dusting of snow and freezing temperatures outside.  Many brave and hardy members made it to the Village Hall to enjoy a very convivial feast together. Thank you to … Continue reading

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