Chiltern Embroidery and Textile Group

CETG Programme for 2019

Mon 14th January


Members Social Evening

Mon 11th February

"A Stitch in Time"
by Richard McVetis

Richard's work reflects a preoccupation with the repetitive nature of process, exploring the subtle differences that emerge through ritualistic and habitual making. The pieces created explore how objects, materials and places, through the action of hands, bear witness to the passing of time.

Mon 11th March

"Contrasting Elements"
by Jae Maries

By exploring the element of contrast, the embroiderer can bring an extra dynamism into her work. The imaginative use of colour, a contrast of techniques and materials can introduce an element of surprise and frisson to a piece of work. This talk looks at textile artists whose work introduces contrasts for extra impact and refers to Jae's book 'Contrasting Elements'.

Mon 8th April

"Nancy Nicholson and growing up with embroidery, influences of my mother"
by Nancy Nicholson

Nancy will be showing slides and original works by her mother and of her own work past and present, including her mother's wonderful sketchbooks and work from 50s and 60s.

Mon 13th May

"It Started with a Little Bit
of Cross-stitch"

by Loetitia Gibier

Loetitia is a hand embroidery specialist. Stumpwork, goldwork and silk shading are her techniques of choice. Her talk will cover her work and how she designs, from the smallest robin to the large Jabberwocky or even Darth Vader. She will explain how she became obsessed with traditional hand embroidery, when it all just started with a bit of cross-stitch.

Mon 10th June

"A Stitch in Time"
by Elizabeth Bond

This is the story of the restoration of a Victorian altar frontal and the stories and secrets that were revealed along the way.

Mon 8th July

"My Blue Suitcase"
by Amanda Clayton

A walk through Amanda's life until now, looking at how philosophies, visual work and life has been influenced by the world and personalities around her.

Mon 12th August

"Following the Thread - an Intuitive Approach to Textile Art"
by Marilyn Rathbone

A glimpse of Marilyn's "workings out in the margin" - how she comes up with initial ideas, develops them into finished pieces and the part intuition plays in all this.

Mon 9th September

"Enchanted Landscapes"
by Michala Gyetvai

Michala's work seeks to capture an emotive and evocative interpretation of nature which is constantly refined throughout the process of making. The passion and freedom encountered in the immediacy of sketching is developed and channelled through paintings, and then consolidated into textile pieces.

Mon 14th October


Members Social Evening

Mon 11th November

"Handspinning and Natural Dyeing"
by Gilly Pusey

Gilly will explain the process of spinning wool from fleece to yarn, have different yarns to view, and bring a spinning wheel for a demonstration. She will also explain her method of dyeing with plant dyes.

Mon 9th December

"Diamond Stitches"
by Anne Griffiths

This is where science meets textiles - Anne will talk about her community outreach projects, "Designs for Life" and "The Largest Diffraction Pattern in the World"! She will also cover her work as Artist in Residence at Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.