Many thanks to everyone in the Swindon group of West Country Embroiderers who helped at the Dorset Day event. I think we all really enjoyed ourselves. Our mini exhibition in the centre of the room was well received by everyone.
It was also wonderful to welcome Maggie Grey ( president of WCE) and her husband Clive.
Before we opened the doors some of our members having a chat, it was so well organised, and the traders were buzzing.
Anita Bruce the speaker was brilliant and we all enjoyed her talk. We were also very fortunate to have booked her for a workshop the next day. We really had a wonderful time.
Here is a selection of the sketchbooks we made at her workshop.
The raffle at Dorset Day raised a lot of money which was donated to Parkinson's UK ( Swindon group), this is Mags and I presenting the cheque to Dave Logan, Chairman of the group.
We had a last minute change of plan to the diary, and so at the February meeting Maggie showed us how to make small fabric bowls, which can be used in a variety of ways. They were quick and easy to make, and can be made by hand or machine.
A selection of the finished bowls.
One of our members, Maggie Harris, has been selected to exhibit her art work at Artsite in Swindon in celebration of International Womens Day....... 7th March 2015.
GWE was formed in 2007 to serve the Swindon and North Wiltshire areas of the country. We are a very local group and we meet in the daytime at a venue in Cricklade, . We enjoy stitching together and exhibiting our work at local venues. We also enjoy activities and workshops organised by an enthusiastic committee.
Meetings - Day group
GWE Day group meet regularly on the second Tuesday of every month, except August. The meeting place is the United Church Hall,in Cricklade Wiltshire. Map here. Since January 2013 we also meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month and call it "Creative Textiles day".. same venue.
Next Main Meeting is Tuesday 10rh September. Dorset buttons - Jayne and Yorkshire buttons - Maureen
Please bring a packed lunch
Creative Textiles Day Next meeting: Tuesday 23rd July
WOW workshop as discussed in newsletter.
Please bring a packed lunch
Membership fees for 2019
GWE membership £35.00 GWE Creative textiles day £35.00 Visitors £5.00 ( max 3 sessions)
Main meeting 8th January - AGM and Introduction to theme 12th February - Weaving/structures 1 12th March - Weaving Structures 2
9th April - Broderers Crown - Cynthia Jackson- Town hall 7th May -Exhibition Prep 11th June - Markal Workshop 9th July -Hot Stuff 10th September - TBA 8th October - TBA 12th NovemberTBA 10th December- Christmas meeting.
Creative stitch days 22th January - Own work 26th February 26th March 23th April 21st May 25th June 21st July 24th September 22th October 26th November 11December- Christmas meeting with main group.