Friday, 31 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Beading with Judy Joiner- Sept 2014

We had a lovely September meeting with member Judy Joiner showing us beading techniques. We all made a piece of work under her instruction. Most enjoyable. We all went home with some incredible pieces of beading. Mine is a brooch.
Looking forward to an extra workshop on 7th October with Sue Bovington and Chinese Thread Books.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Swindon Open Studios

I am opening my studio to visitors both weekends from 11 - 5pm and would love to see you if you have time to come and chat. I have some new work hanging in the studio and shall be working too. Check the Swindon Open studio website for more details .

It is also an opportunity to see other artists and their work.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Customs and Crafts Exhibition at Lydiard House.

We are so grateful to the Mayor for opening our third Exhibition at Lydiard House. The work was well received by visitors and will be on display until June.

On Tuesday 8th April Lydiard House are hosting a "Meet the Artist" event and members of GWE will be in the house to chat to visitors about their work.
On Thursday evening - 10th April, Maggie Harris will be giving an illustrated talk about "The History of Embroidery" in the House. All are welcome and details of the event are here.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Stitch Day - February

Another family of mice.... completed for the children's trail for our future exhibition at Lydiard House. I think the GWE mice will be very popular with the children.
More information about the exhibition and venue here

A very productive meeting with lots of thinking and stitching going on.

Friday, 14 February 2014

February main meeting.

We handed in the finished mice today for the children's trail at Lydiard.... and as you can see we also have a cat to keep those mices at bay. Great fun.
Lots of stitching was taking place today as well. Not long now until we gather all the pieces of work together for our Exhibition. Customs and crafts - an exploration in Stitch.. details here.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


It was our AGM meeting and as always its a busy meeting for us. The committee were re-elected and once all the official business was concluded, we then worked on our exhibition pieces for Lydiard. We also talked about and discussed presentation techniques for our work that will be suitable for the space.
A day of chattering, sharing ideas and working together.
Ruth also bought along a suitcase full of  " sewing goodies" that a friend was going to throw away, donations were made for GWE funds. It was hugely successful and we shall be repeating the idea at future meetings. The suitcase will probably become a permanent member of the group .

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing all members a very Happy New Year for 2014, and looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting. We have an exciting year of meetings and exhibitions planned.

I had a nostalgic moment and looked back to a blog post of the inaugural meeting in 2007. Was it really that long ago??? Have a look here .