Chiltern Embroidery and Textile Group

2016 Scrapbook

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12th December 2016

December 2016

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  • Matty Smith traced the history of tapestry weaving from ancient times to the present day, introducing us to the work of modern practitioners of the art.
  • Dye workshop in January with Julia Phillips
  • Last chance to hand in pieces for making CETG bunting and reminder for the Pat Fleming (Rose Bowl) competition
  • For the January meeting, bring along materials to make a bottle-top pincushion
Photo (c) Liz Smith

14th November 2016

November 2016

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  • Margaret Armstrong talked about her life in patchwork and quilting with lots of samples to view and touch. Pictured left is "Road to Umtata" from her private collection.
  • First meeting led by new Chairman Terry Stevenson
  • Reminders of dates for handing in pieces for making CETG bunting and Rose Bowl competition
Photo (c) Liz Smith

9th October 2016

October 2016

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  • Annual General Meeting
  • Appointment of new Committee Members and thanks to those retiring from the Committee
  • Social Activity – stitching background for CETG bunting
  • Members’ recent work on show
Photo (c) Liz Smith

12th September 2016

September 2016

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  • Wendy Dolan spoke about Art, Architecture and Stitch
  • Reminder about need for new Committee members by the October meeting
  • New exhibitions at Bucks County Museum, Gone to Pieces Quilt Group and the Workaid Autumn Programme.
Photo (c) Liz Smith

Amersham Heritage Day
11th September 2016

Amersham Heritage Day

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  • CETG had a stall at the annual Amersham Heritage Day
  • Many people stopped and took a leaflet - perhaps there's a new member amongst them
  • Val and Viki also had a stall
Photo (c) Liz Smith

Outing to John Lewis Heritage Centre
3rd September 2016

John Lewis

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  • Second outing of the year to the John Lewis Heritage Centre at Cookham
  • Around 30,000 textile designs dating from 1795 to the 1980s
  • Designs by William Morris, Charles Voysey and Lucienne Day
  • Visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery
Photo (c) Greg Neal

8th August 2016

August 2016

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  • Jo Atherton of Flotsam Weavers talked about her work sourced entirely from items washed up from the sea
  • Second outing of the year will be to the John Lewis Heritage Centre on 3rd September
  • Missenden School of Creative Arts to replace Bucks Adult Learning for courses at Missenden Abbey
  • Bring and buy surplus stash raised £65 for Workaid
  • Volunteers required for Amersham Heritage Day
  • Reminders about rose bowl competition and collaborative project for Anne Kelly at Knitting & Stitching Show
Photo (c) Liz Smith

11th July 2016

July 2016

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  • Anne Kelly introduced us to her beautiful world of natural history in stitch and mixed media
  • Stitch a bug for Buglife and have it displayed at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally
  • More news on the second outing of the year
  • Bring and buy surplus stash at the August meeting
  • Open studio at St Mary's Beaconsfield's new altar frontal
Photo (c) Liz Smith

Outing to Warner Textile Archive
8th July 2016

Outing to Warner Textile Archive - 8th July 2016

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  • Read about the CETG outing to the Warner Textile Archive in Braintree
  • History of Warner & Sons and its illustrious customers
  • Viewing of the archive of textiles and patterns
  • Tea and cakes
Photo (c) Liz Smith

Fundraising for Cure Parkinson's Trust

Fundraising for Cure Parkinson's Trust

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  • Total of £5,770 raised for Cure Parkinson's Trust on 13th May at the "Mad Hatter's Tea Party"
  • Photos of hats submitted to the competition
  • Members voted for their favourite hat
Photo (c) Liz Smith

13th June 2016

June 2016

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  • Jamie Malden of Colouricious inspired us with the versatility of block printing
  • Final arrangements for the first outing of the year and news of the venue for the second
  • Rose bowl competition revived
  • Amersham Heritage Day
  • Can you knit a Twiddlemuff?
Photo (c) Liz Smith

9th May 2016

May 2016

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  • Jane O'Brien spoke about the history of damask and how it has influenced her work
  • Julia, Val and Viki will be taking part in Bucks Open Studios
  • An opportunity to see the new altar frontal for St Mary's Beaconsfield being created
  • Final year for Art in Action
  • Flowers for Janet
Photo (c) Liz Smith

11th April 2016

April 2016

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  • Julia Gray introduced us to the world of Japanese and Chinese silk embroidery
  • Millinery madness for Cure Parkinson's Trust
  • Date for Warner Textile Archive outing
  • Call for new committee members
Photo (c) Liz Wilmott

14th March 2016

March 2016

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  • Juliette Orton gave a fascinating talk about the sources of inspiration for her mixed media work
  • Cure Parkinson's Trust fundraiser kits handed out
  • Details of next outing to Warner Textile Archive
  • Whitework book donation to library
Photo (c) Liz Smith

8th February 2016

February 2016

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  • Maria Boyle - Creative inspiration behind "Lichen: exploring colour, texture and mark".
  • Parkinson's UK - theme of the next fundraising competition.
  • Indian embroidery - Potential workshop in May/June.
  • Display of work - Textile Merry-Go-Round and Janet Edmonds' chain stitch workshop.
Photo (c) Liz Wilmott

11th January 2016

January 2016

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Textile Merry-Go-Round: learn a new technique.

  • Terry Stevenson - Japanese Sashiko quilting.
  • Rosemary Wilkinson - "on the edge" embroidery stitches.
  • Sue Wilkie - embroidered buttons.
  • Julia Phillips - gelli plate printing on fabric.
Photo (c) Liz Wilmott

16th December 2015

December 2015

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  • Rachel Wright demonstrated her machine stitched landscape and wildlife pictures.
  • Christmas raffle.
  • Last-minute festive shopping opportunities from Rainbow Silks and Sue Smith's knitted decorations.
  • Christmas nibbles and drinks (non-alcoholic).
Photo (c) Liz Smith