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 11th December. Christmas party and secret Santa.
Creative Textiles Day Next meeting: NO meeting in December
Please bring a packed lunch
Swindon Open Studios 2018
Swindon Open Studios 2018
Membership fees for 2018
GWE membership £35.00 GWE Creative textiles day £35.00 Visitors £5.00 ( max 3 sessions)
Main meeting 9th January - AGM and Gelli printing 13th February - exhibition preparation 13th March - black and white sinchies 10th April - Machine embroidery- Town hall 8th May - loom weaving 12th June - Eco and rust dyeing 10th July -Soutache brooch 11th September - metal work 9th October - Sketchbooks 13th NovemberTBA 11th December- Christmas meeting.
Creative stitch days 23th January - Own work 27th February 27th March 24th April 22rd May 26th June 24th July 25th September 23th October 27th November 11December- Christmas meeting with main group.