Monday, November 24, 2014

November meeting

Stella Adams Schofield joined us this week.She is an artist, teacher and researcher who is fascinated by old textiles and lace. However she began her slide show with microphotographs of skin and explained how she used it as an inspiration. She transferred this idea into very delicate  lace pieces .

However she had another slant being very interested in technology, so we were able to see video shown on and through lacey drapes. The fabric that she created were influenced on British production so she wove with linen and wool.010

011012I loved the jumper she had produced, that followed her family history through a pathway of photographs.

Most of all I loved her integrity. She explained that museums value their shards of pottery but pay less attention to fragments of fabric.

She can be contacted at


Ann Heather was presented with a small gift in recognition for her winning the visitor vote at our Exhibition. There was a display of dolls from the last workshop.image (2)

Over 20 of us went to the K annd S at Harrogate on Saturday. A very good day, lots to see and buy and as always I spent most of my time chattering to friends that I know.

You will need a beading needle. green thread and beads for our Xmas meeting. Apologies that there is no newsletter this month,,,technical problems!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Padiham Nov 2014

A lovely drive over to Padiham yesterday.I was pretty shattered after the NWR committee meeting the day before. Lots of ideas exchanged and some  changes will be announced soon that we hope will make our region more effective. Back to Padiham, I was warmly greeted by several of the members who remembered that I had become the Chair of NWR. our speaker was Sheila Sturrock.

She began by apologising that her talk would not concentrate specifically on embroidery but she did bring along some exquisite  embroidered cards.005006007008009010011Sheila had collated a wonderful range of images of greetings cards, from museums around the country.. She began her talk with St Valentine and moved through this to Christmas and other celebrations. Some cards we more like post cards and others were 3D.The paper skills shown were amazing. I had just decided that this year I do not have time to make my Xmas cards and I'm quite relieved to have made this decision as I could not compete!!!

Don't forget you Blue and gold star and your Winter Wonderland pieces at our Dec meeting and get your thinking caps on , ready to create our tablecloth.