Newsletter for March 2020

Hello Everyone.

Last month we had a special opportunity to buy beautiful fabrics and buttons from Becky at Changs Fabrics. Have you made anything with yours yet?

Photos of her presentation can now be seen on our Facebook and website. Thank you to Pat, our photographer, but don’t forget that you could share your photos too. Send them to

Here is another example for our 2020 Vision project for the Creative Craft Show in April. Carol will be collecting your contribution at our next meeting so that they can be made into a bunting.

Congratulations to Jane who has her Tardis embroidery published in the current Stitch magazine. Page 59.

Upcoming meeting:

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

See more about Bev at

 Carol has arranged for us to see the Embroiderer’s Guild Gilda Baron folio. It will be on display at this meeting. Gilda, who died aged 77 in 2015, was born in Stepney and spent much of her life teaching textile design, and later became a well-known textile artist in her own right.See Gilda in action in this VIDEO

Stitchie Fingers:  Rosy will be demonstrating Bullion Knot and Bullion Knot roses.

Bring an embroidery hoop if you would like to join in.

 Next Month’s Meeting:

April 4th 2020.  We have the pleasure to welcome Michele Carragher, Embroiderer for Games of Thrones.

Her talk is titled “Costume for Film and Television” See stunning examples of her work HERE.

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:

Creative Craft Show, Excel 24th -25th April.  We will be manning the EG stall at this event so if you are able to lend a hand then please speak to Diane. We would also like to display some of your work produced in our workshops or residential weekend. A photo of your work would be fine if you prefer that.

Coronavirus: We do not have a supply of hand sanitizer, so please be advised to bring your own, if you were lucky enough to get some, or be so kind as to wash your hands upon entry to the venue. We want all our members to feel safe and to enjoy the meeting.

The WHO guidelines can be found HERE Thank you.

TWAM If you have any old sewing machines etc then please consider donating them to TWAM.

Speak to Carol for more 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!