Chiltern Embroidery and Textile Group

2018 Scrapbook

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12th November 2018

November 2018

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  • Jan Tregidgo shared her passion for creating all sorts of Christmas decorations
  • She showed us how to make Advent calendars, cards, Christmas stockings and a huge range of decorations made using a variety of techniques
  • he new CETG committee was introduced
  • The 2019 programme cards were available
  • Help was requested in distributing posters of the 2019 programme
  • JMembership fees were confirmed
  • Nicola Jarvis workshop planned for 2nd Feb 2019
Photo (c) Liz Smith

10th September 2018

September 2018

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  • Linda Seward has written 13 books and she talked us through the chapters of her new book "Art Quilting"
  • 140 artists are featured and she has personally tried out every technique
  • Request for members show and tell pieces
  • Reminder about "G" piece project for AGM
  • Forthcoming "Whacky Workshop" on 6th October
Photo (c) Liz Smith

13th August 2018

August 2018

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  • Isobel Hall talked about how she likes to embroider on pieces of fabric that have been made from scratch. She likes to use natural and found objects in her moulds, and described the processes she uses to create her unique objects.
  • Details of exhibitions and workshops.
  • Request for new committee members.
  • Call for members to bring any work they have done this year, even if unfinished, to share at the September meeting to share ideas and encourage discussion.
Photo (c) Liz Smith

9th July 2018

July 2018

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  • Heather Belcher talked about her fascination with felting, visiting Kyrgyzstan, and her collaborations with other artists
  • A previous CETG member, Elsie Probert, has won an Embroiderers Guild competition.
  • Details of forthcoming workshops at Workaid led by Janet Edmunds
Photo (c) Liz Smith

June 2018

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  • Nicola Jarvis talked about 16th and 17th century embroidery, and how she worked with a group to create their own embroidered caskets which will be exhibited at the next Knitting and Stitching show
  • All encouraged to enter pieces for the Pat Fleming Award
  • Our newest Stitching Group is going well
  • Last chance to join outing to RSN
Photo (c) Liz Smith

14th May 2018

May 2018

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  • Michele Carragher took us into the world of embroidery for film and TV
  • The new June workshops were available to sign up for
  • It was the last chance to book for the RSN trip
Photo (c) Liz Smith

9th April 2018

April 2018

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  • Rosie James and her 'lose threads' told us about the inspiration for her work
  • Finished pieces from Marilyn Pipe's workshop were on display
  • The group outing to the RSN was available to book
  • Nichola Jarvis's workshop has been cancelled but an exciting alternative is being planned
Photo (c) Liz Smith

12th March 2018

March 2018

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  • Deborah Sanders took us on a walk through South Africa's textiles
  • Pat Fleming Award theme this year is going to be "G"
  • Request for new committee members
Photo (c) Liz Smith

12th February 2018

February 2018

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  • Paula Watkins described her life as a journey in books
  • Bring and Buy raised funds for Workaid
  • Finished pieces from the workshop with Juliette Orton were on display
  • Details of future workshops and outings
Photo (c) Liz Smith

8th January 2018

January 2018

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  • Terry Stevenson brought in quilts from the "Gone to Pieces" group
  • 2018 workshop programme
  • Members brought in their Christmas themed pieces
  • Request for return of library books
  • Programmes of talks and workshops at AVEG and Workaid
Photo (c) Liz Smith