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margarets hare

interpreting sound in fabric & stitch with Debbie Lyddon

interpreting sound in fabric & stitch

with Debbie Lyddon

 

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Young Embroiderers, Nov 2019

 

 

karen's sunflower

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch Saturday Nov 2019 Klimt Christmas card

 

 

 

 

Sadly following the recent government guidelines relating to Coronavirus covid-19, the branch has decided to cancel all meetings and events until further notice.

 

 

 

Friday Evening Meetings

Friday Evening Meetings are held from 7.30pm (please arrive 7pm)

Venue:

St Marks C of E Church Hall, Church Hill Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4UG

Surbiton Station is at the bottom of St Marks Hill.

The following buses stop near to the Church Hall:

K1. K2, K4, 281, 418, 406

 

2019 Talks:

27th September 2019   AGM
(Members - please send apologies to the AGM, if cannot attend)

25th October 2019 - Wendy Dolan -  ‘Layer, Paint, Stitch’

With the publication of her book Layer, Paint, Stitch, Wendy will share her exciting world of stitched textiles. Ideas for inspiration, design and combining techniques will be discussed with examples of pictures, wedding garments and large commissions.

22nd November 2019 -  Elizabeth Betts - Reimagining Jane Austin's Quilt

The talk is based on the community quilt project made at Jane Austins House Museum in Hampshire. Inspired by the coverlet that is on display in the museum which was made by Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother, over 300 people across the world took part in the making of two quilts based on the authors life story. Elizabeth worked on the project for 11 months as a quilt designer and facilitator. 

2020 Talks:

24th January 2020 - New Year's Party

28th February 2020 - Carole Waddle - "Design is Not a Naughty Word"

Carole will talk about her art work and her art process as developed on the design courses run by John Allen, Textile Designer. She will also have examples of embroidery that was influenced by her design work on his courses. 

(previously advertised was Melanie Bowles - The Supper Cloth which is cancelled-apologies for any disappointment)

27th March 2020 - Isobel Moore - Out of the Ordinary-CANCELLED

Textile art from mundane materials.  A talk about Isobel's inspirations, and how she uses recycled and discarded everyday materials to create her textile art.

 

 

Saturday Workshops

Saturday Workshops are held at St John the Baptist Church Hall, Robin Hood Lane, Kingston Vale, SW15 3PY  Map

and normally run from 10.30am - 4.30pm

For details and to book a place on a Saturday workshop,

please email us:

kbegworkshops50@gmail.com

and kbegworkshops@gmail.com

 
 

2019 Workshops:

26th  October 2019 – Wendy Dolan -  ‘Machine Embroidery inspired by Gustav Klimt’

The patterns and colours in the work of Gustav Klimt provide an endless source of inspiration for design. Fabrics will be layered and worked into with freehand machine embroidery, and then areas of the design will be cut/ burnt away revealing exciting colour combinations. Imitation gold leaf will be used to embellish the designs.

23rd November 2019 – Lynne Butt - ‘Colour, Texture, Line’

Time to relax and have fun ...

If you are looking for a workshop where you don’t have to lug in everything but the kitchen sink and spend hours sourcing materials the week before........This workshop is for you.  Come and enjoy a fun day of play. Working on paper you will use resists and collage, print and make marks with various media and tools. Sparking ideas of colour, texture and line for your future textile projects.  All materials will be supplied for a small fee. Wear old clothes and bring in a few bits of rubbish! Jam jars, plastic pots etc. I will give you a very short list and I’ll be the one doing the lugging!

 

2020 Workshops:

28th March 2020 - Isobel Moore Vase of Flowers-CANCELLED

A workshop for machine embroiderers with the option of working solely by hand if you wish.  Isobel will show how to create a simple background from a patchwork of fabrics, then how to layer up scraps and oddments to create a picture of a vibrant and colourful vase of flowers mostly using easy machine embroidery, with a little hand embroidery if you wish.  Perfect for beginners to machine embroidery , as well as those with more experience but can be adapted for those who wish to stitch by hand.

 

 

 

Young Embroiderers

We run a Young Embroiderers group for young people aged 5 to 17. These exciting Saturday afternoon workshops explore techniques in stitching and textiles using a variety of methods. They are fun - and sometimes messy!  *(we ask a parent/adult please accompany)*.  £5 per child.  Please keep checking here to see if themes have changed as our volunteers develop their ideas. thanks.

Venue:
Kingston Museum Art Gallery
Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2PS

Saturday Dates for 2019: 

August 10th- 1.30pm - 3.30pm – Printed Scarves / Lunar Inspirations

September 14th  -– 11.30am-1.30pm* – (*note this is earlier than usual) Klimt Metallics & Finish YE Cloth on Gold mini-project

Exhibition: Golden Threads and Silver Needles,
Kingston Branch 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 4th October – 19th October 2019,
Kingston Museum

October 12th - 1.30pm - 3.30pm - Gold & Black Bat mobile

November 9th  - 1.30pm - 3.30pm - Advent Calendar Fairy Door

Dec- No session - Happy Holidays!

 

YE Saturday Dates for 2020:

January 11th - 12.30pm-2.30pm, Take One Stitch Notebook,

Explore one stitch and see how many ways it can be interpreted, using different threads, direction and spacing of stitch. 

Use your sample to make a small book cover for a little notebook.

February 8th - 12.30pm-2.30pm, Quilted Heart

March 14th - 12.30pm-2.30pm, Game of Stitches

please note new times.

Further dates to follow.

 

For more information e-mail Karen  (YE Leader) at YeKingstonSecretary@gmail.com

As of 1st September 2019, a child does not have to be a member of the guild to regularly attend Young Embroiderers workshops. 

THANKS!!

 

Stitch Saturday

Kingston Museum Art Gallery

If you would like a bit of space to spread out and work in peace for a couple of hours- make some felt or paint background fabric etc. or just come and stitch, chat, eat biscuits or maybe cake, this is the perfect time!

For some of the sessions there will be planned mini-workshops and demonstrations where you can try out different techniques or materials. There will be a small fee for mini-workshops.  please book ahead - contact admin@kingstonanddistrictbranch.co.uk or if it is available, click on booking link next to date.

Double check dates before coming, thanks.

Saturday Dates for 2019: 

August 10th- 11am - 1pm -Bring your own project to stitch:

September 14th - 10am-12pm* - Klimt metallics (*note earlier time)

Exhibition: Golden Threads and Silver Needles,  Kingston Branch 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 4th October – 19th October 2019, Kingston Museum

October 5th -Special Exhibition workshop – Gold, Collage, and Stitch– inspired by Cloth on Gold, 

October 12th - 11am - 1pm- Gold & Black Bat mobile

November 9th  - 11am - 1pm - Klimt Christmas Card

Dec- No session - Happy Holidays!

 

Stitch Saturday Dates for 2020:

January 11th - 10.00am - 12.00pm - Take One Stitch

Explore one stitch and see how many ways it can be interpreted, using different threads, direction and spacing of stitch.

February 8th - 10.00am - 12.00pm, Quilted Heart

March 14th - 10.00am - 12.00pm, Game of Stitches project

please note new times.

 

Further dates to follow.

 

Venue:
Kingston Museum Art Gallery
Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2PS

 

Stitchin’ Time    

Creative embroidery classes and interest group run by one of our members:

Stitchin' Time meets at the Long Ditton Village Hall (Upper), 2 Ewell Road, KT6 5LE. Tuesdays, 1pm to start 1.15pm to 4.00pm. 

Learn more about the textile crafts in a friendly group. Beginners are welcome. We work on a wide range of projects geared to suit all abilities. 

Please contact tutor Kate Davis for more details 020 8398 0771 or

Email: kdavis398@aol.com