Workshops and Day Schools 2022

January 17 2022 CORDING with Sue Pugsley

Sue showed us how to tear strips of fabric and twine them together to make a stong cord. We then stitched the cord lengths to make mats, pots or appliqués that we could then embroider.

February 07 2022 DAY SCHOOL with Lynn Bennet,

COLOURED BACKGROUNDS

Lynn demonstrated all kinds of painting and stamping techniques for for embroidery bacgrounds. She allowed us to use her wooden blocks, templates, stencils and all sorts…! We had enormous fun, painting, doing some ‘very technical splodging and squidging’…! Some of us even tried some more exact and delicate ideas.

And some finished embroidered items.

February 21 GROUP DESIGN with Sue King

But nobody took any photos!

March 07 & 21 INTRODUCING SILK SHADING

with Romolà Lorek

A little pansy (a free pattern by Trish Burr) with an added butterfly. Oviously a popular technique. We had a garden full of pansies brought in to show in following weeks – they’re still growing!

April 04 Day School EMBROIDERY ON LINO PRINTS

with Louise Nichols

May 16 & June 06 CREWEL WORK LEAVES and FLOWERS

with Lynne Weston

May 30 KANTHA WORK with Jane Brenchley

Kantha, originally a patchwork of rags, hand stitched by poor women in the countryside of Bengal, it has developped into a beautiful art form for today’s world to enjoy.

Jane Brenchley
Jane Brenchley

June 20 AGM – Review of the year, treasurer’s report and new leader elected. Time to work on UFOs.

July 04 MOUNTING FINISHED EMBROIDERY ON ROUND MOUNT BOARDS with Romolà Lorek

We used old CDs to practise on, available and small.

September 05 WILD WEAVING with Sue Carr and Angie Newman.

Using picture frames, photo mount boards, embroidery hoops, twigs, cocktail stitcks or just plain card as looms, plus knitting yarn, scrap fabrics, ribbons, dried leaves and grasses …

September 26 EMBROIDERED BOXES 1 with Romolà Lorek

Embroidered squares – some by hand, some by machine, with applique, gauze layers, embellished with beads and sequins …

October 03 PROFESSIONAL MOUNTING THE RSN WAY with Romolà Lorek

The programme went awry due to an extra Bank Holiday (the Queen’s Funeral) so things got out of synch.

October 17 EMBROIDERED BOXES 2

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