Newsletter for February 2020

Hello Everyone.

What an excellent start to 2020 so far! In our monthly meeting we were inspired by Stacey Chapman’s talk and her display of stunning free motion embroidered pictures. Did you see her project “Woman to Woman” in this month’s Stitch magazine? I now have a personal challenge to create an Escher inspired piece that’s been hovering in the background for years.

Last Saturday we held our 5 in 1 in-house workshop. There was such

 a buzz of activity in the hall with the different activities.

Thank you to all the group leaders and participants for making it an enjoyable day.

Photos of both meetings can now be seen on our Facebook and website.

Here are three examples for our 2020 Vision project for the Creative Craft Show in April. Carol will have some fabric available for you at the next meeting to create your own interpretation. There is a quick turn around as we will need them back in March so that they can be made into a bunting.

Upcoming meeting:

On 8th February we welcome Becky Sworn from “Changs”, a company specialising in shibori/indigo fabrics. Becky will bring items for sale, mostly Indigo dyed and patterned fabric.

 Stitchie Fingers:  

Rosy will be demonstrating Cable Chain Stitch. Bring an embroidery hoop if you would like to join in.

Next Month’s Meeting:

March 14th 2020.  Bev Folkard, a member of Material Girls, will present “Stitching, Chapter and Books”

See more about Bev at

Stitch Festival:

The Business Design Centre, London 27th February – 1st March 2020

Trip to Braintree Textile Fair:

Sunday 17th May. See Diane.

Regional Day – This will be held at Firstsite, Colchester on 4th July 2020.

Follow this link for competition details:


Don’t forget to keep us informed of any events or courses that you think that our members would be interested in.

Happy Sewing!