Newsletter for May 2018


Hello All, it is very good to be back, and I would like to thank you for all your kind words and support.

I called into to the workshop in April and I was really impressed with the work that was being produced. Well done everyone –  A wonderful day was had by all.  Please do not forget to sign up for the next workshop in July (details below).


Excel – At Excel in April, we had our new section of the map, and along with the first section became the talking point of all those who visited the stand. A big thank you to everyone who attended and gave time for the guild.

This month – May 12th – Creative use of photography in textiles a talk by Christine Chester.

Travelling books – We will be exchanging the books again this month so please remember to bring along to pass to the next person on the list.

Our stitch group will be continuing. Rosy will be demonstrating more unusual stitches.  Do not forget to bring a small hoop and your own small sewing kit (needle and scissors)

Car Park – Please make sure that you display your guild card in your car as this will help keep check on the parking in the church car park.

Coming Up

RSN – We have an outing planned for the Royal School of Needlework on 23rd June. 33 seat coach has been booked. Visit maximum 24 members on first come first served basis. Members could be accompanied on coach only by a guest (to maximum 33 places) who may want to visit Hampton Court Palace. Palace tickets extra cost. £10 deposit to HF to secure place.

Next month is Founders day, 9th June the theme will be “Underfoot” which I think provides so many ideas from stones, sand, shells and paths to roots, flowers, leaves and even weeds. You could even think about the earth and the many layers. The ideas are endless so please have a go.

Next Workshop 28th July – Jo Mabbutt – Metallics for Textiles, this workshop will introduce a wide range of metallic media, including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foil, suitable for use on a variety of textiles and associated surfaces such as lutradur, Tyvek, handmade papers and plastics.

Havering Museum – Wendy is preparing the exhibition theme on ‘Lost pub signs’ and will be letting us know shortly what we will be required to do.  It is good that we have a platform to display our work within the community.

Residential 26th -28th April 2019 – We have booked High Leighs for our residential again next year so please ensure you save the date.  Participant cost would be approximately £235. Expression of interest to HF with a deposit of £35 in April to secure place. It was decided that the tutors would be Kay Dennis for hand stitching and Frances Pickering for mixed media.


Keep an eye on our website Next year is full of exciting speakers and workshops. If you have any ideas or suggestions let Carol and Linda know.  If you have any photos or news that you would like included on the site speak to Dora Bowes.

I hope that I have remembered everything but if not, I will update you all on Saturday.


Happy stitching