Newsletter 28th April 2024

Hello Everyone

Thank you to Diane for leading the April meeting, updating us on our finances and organising the lovely stitch project.  I’m looking forward to seeing your finished work on the stage at our next meeting.

Also, you kept Leon busy sharpening your scissors. I’ve added his contact details to our Useful Links web page.

This photo is just one of the beautiful embossed velvet lilies that members made at Bridget Bailey’s workshop. See more here.

Stitchie Fingers

At our May meeting Julia will be demonstrating chain stitch. If you wish to join her, just bring a hoop with a piece of fabric and your embroidery kit.

Coming up:

May 11th Susan Kay-Williams Needlework by RSN. We will be showing our Coronation cloak alongside Susan’s talk and would welcome any memorabilia that you may have collected from any coronation to add to the display.

 25th May (extra workshop) Carol Allen   Beaded Poppy.


June 8th Founders’ Day:  Chairman’s Challenge. Theme: Celebration

Also, Show and Tell.  This year we encourage you to bring in any textile that you acquired on your travels, either just to display or to also share a few words about it.

This sewing machine has been stored in the cupboard at the church for some time. It has a problem with the bobbin and timing. Is anyone interested in trying to get it to work?

It has some accessories, a foot pedal and instructions.

We will dispose of it after the June meeting if no one is interested.

Update from Jayne Laouami:

Margaret Hickman’s funeral is on 22nd May at 1pm in the Pitsea Crematorium. I have Jayne’s contact number if you require further information.

Some events that you may be interested in:

Craftworks 15th – 17th May Shoreditch Town Hall. Register for free at

Doughty’s Roadshow and Mini Quilt Exhibition 4th May

Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art, Barbican Art Gallery until 26 May 2024

There are interesting talks coming up at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Knitting and Stitching Show 10th -13th October


Please do share other events that our members might be interested in.

See you soon

Happy Stitching!