As programme secretary, I have tried to include workshops that every member can participate in and enjoy, whether it is learning a new skill or re-visiting an old one. In many of the workshops I have asked you to bring in samples, however small or incomplete. I hope that this will encourage you to join in the activities and be able to contribute. Everyone has ideas and it’s good to be able to pool these.
As one visiting tutor remarked,Aren’t you lovely, you bounce ideas off each other let’s continue to do so!
Mary Durrant, programme secretary.
JANUARY 15th STUMPWORK.
A.tutor day with Val Hayes.
A chance for new members to learn a traditional form of embroidery.
FEBRUARY 12th “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS”.
Unfinished business.Bring work with you which you never seem to find the time to finish.
MARCH 19th FREE MACHINING.
More chance to learn the art of embroidery on the machine without the feed dogs.A continuation of last October’s workshop.
APRIL 16th NEEDLELACE .
A tutor day with Pat Gibson.
An opportunity to further your needlework skills in a new direction with textured threads and stitches.
MAY 21st FAST TO FUSE.
With outside tutor Linda Paris. http://www.linda-paris.co.uk/index.htm
“Fast to fuse” is an interfacing product that is fusible on both sides.Come and get acquainted with it and make purses,notebook wraps and other small items.Linda comes recommended by one of our members.
JUNE 18th BRAIDMAKING.
Have some more fun making braids using homemade and bought braid machines.Learn how to use a “Lucette”and what to do with all those unused lengths of yarns and wools.
JULY 16th and 17th.A 2 day workshop with Kathleen Laurel Sage http://www.kathleenlaurelsage.com/
Saturday ….Organza and floral panels.Working with organza and a soldering iron.
Sunday…….Transparent images,working with plastic.
You can choose either of these workshops or attend both for an exciting and creative weekend.
AUGUST 20th NEEDLEFELTING AND EMBELLISHING.
Bring your embellishing machines and needle felting tools,scraps of fabric and threads and have a fun day making your own fabric!
There will be needle felting tools for sale at a reasonable price.
September 17th 2010:
Plas Tan Y Bwlch weekend
OCTOBER 15th.THERMOFAX PRINTING.
With Jeanette McCulloch. http://www.jeanettemcculloch.co.uk/
Jeanette is a member of the Ledbury Workshop and will be printing on fabrics using “Thermofax”.
NOVEMBER 19th. AGM.
A talk in the morning by Chrissie Menzies (http://chrysalis-alpacas.co.uk/index.html) , a member of our sister group “Funky Felters”.
Chrissie’s talk is entitled”A Journey With Alpacas and Textiles”.
DECEMBER 10th CHRISTMAS LUNCH.
Share our ideas on making Christmas decorations.
Share our Christmas lunch followed by a show of anything craft wise which you have made this year.
Don’t forget to bring your “Secret Santa” Christmas card,to be donated anonymously.