Chiltern Embroidery and Textile Group

2017 Scrapbook

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13th November 2017

November 2017

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  • Will Phillips from Bucks County Museum talked about Arthur Liberty, his life, work and links to Buckinghamshire
  • Liz Smith took the stand as our new Chair
  • Reminders about subscriptions, 2018 programme, new hand stitch groups and poster
  • Members' attention was drawn to various upcoming exhibitions
Photo (c) Luis Villa del Campo

9th October 2017

October 2017

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  • 2017 Annual General Meeting
  • Janice Gunner talked about shibori resist dyeing and had many examples for us to admire
  • Reminders and reports on workshops, outings and exhibitions
Photo (c) Liz Smith

September 2017

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  • Anthea Godfrey talked about the creation of the "Game of Thrones" embroidery
  • Reminders on workshops, outings and exhibitions of interest
  • Committee members needed by AGM at October meeting
Photo (c) Royal School of Needlework

10th September 2017


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  • CETG took a stall at Amersham Heritage Day on a rather grey and gloomy day
  • The finished bunting made its first public appearance
  • Val & Helen Jenkins also had a stall at the show
Photo (c) Liz Wilmott

14th August 2017

August 2017

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  • Marilyn Pipe gave a humorous talk about her life as a textile nomad
  • Thank you letter from the Embroiderers' Guild for our donation
  • Details of the design outing to Tring Natural History Museum and Jackie Connors' coach trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show
  • Several exhibitions were drawn to members' attention
  • Final arrangements for the CETG stall at Amersham Heritage Day were discussed, with finished bunting on display
Photo (c) Liz Smith

10th July 2017

July 2017

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  • Angela Daymond introduced us to natural dyeing
  • Dorset buttons from the June "Have a Go" session were on display. The next session will be in September
  • Bunting pieces were returned ready to be joined together
  • Volunteers for Amersham Heritage Day
  • New book donated to the library
  • Proposal to create a second Hand Stitch Group
Photo (c) Liz Smith

12th June 2017

June 2017

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  • Dr Susan Kay-Williams spoke about the work of the Royal School of Needlework
  • The June "Have a Go" session will be on Dorset Buttons
  • Bunting pieces were handed out for members to stitch together
  • Works from the recent Nuno Felting workshop were on display
  • Discussions on various options for outings
  • Notification of Bucks Open Studios and other local exhibitions
Photo (c) Liz Smith

8th May 2017

May 2017

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  • Alice Fox spoke about her residency at Spurn Point and the subsequent development of her work
  • The May "Have a Go" session will be on appliqué
  • Two places remaining on the 10th June workshop on nuno felting
  • Greys Court suggested for the summer outing, other trips being organised by Jackie
  • Eileen was presented with bookplates to put in her prize for the Pat Fleming Award
  • Discussions on a donation to the Embroiderers' Guild appeal
Photo (c) Liz Smith

10th April 2017

April 2017

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  • Pamela Smith took us on a tour through the history and tradition of Russian textiles under the title "Feathers of the Firebird"
  • The April "Have a Go" session will cover the principles of paper patchwork piecing
  • The next workshop will be on nuno felting on 10th June: Examples from Janet's Van Gogh workshop on display
  • Reminders of several upcoming exhibitions and options for the summer outing
  • Members' samplers on display
Photo (c) Liz Wilmott

13th March 2017

March 2017

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  • Carole Waddle's talk "Design is not a naughty word" outlined the design process she has studied under John Allen
  • Still time to sign up to Janet's Van Gogh workshop and the third "Have a Go" session on bias binding
  • Details of the Embroiderers' Guild's appeal to be circulated to all members
  • Ideas sought for the summer outing
Photo (c) Liz Smith

13th February 2017

February 2017

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  • Joan West's amazing stitched basketry
  • Workshops and the second "Have a Go" session
  • Stitched boxes and bottle-top pincushions on display
  • Committee suggestions - mentors and donation to Embroiderers' Guild's new home at Aylesbury museum
Photo (c) Liz Smith

9th January 2017

January 2017

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  • Social evening - making a bottle-top pincushion.
  • Pat Fleming award entries and winner
  • Details of the first "Have a go" session at Terry's - creative canvaswork
  • CETG appearing at "Creative Hazlemere" event at Hazlemere Library
Photo (c) Liz Smith