April 2019

Spring has sprung and we are again enjoying the beautiful magnolias outside our meeting room. Thank you to Pippa Moss who shared her stunning quilts at our March meeting and to Noreen Salmon for guiding us through “Grasses at Sunset” free motion machine embroidery in our workshop. You can see a selection of photos at


Meeting Saturday – 13th April “Hand and Lock Embroidery”.

There is a change to our speakers from this prestigious company so instead of Jessica, we will be welcoming their Chairman Alastair Macleod and Juliet Ferry, an embroiderer for your technical questions.

Our stitch group– Rosy sends her apologies for not being able to do her Stitchie Fingers slot this month as her hand is still in plaster. If you would like to do a short demonstration please let us know. You can see all of our previous demonstrations on YouTube at

Founders Day -8th June– The theme for our Founders Day competition is “Tempus Fugit” (Time Flies). There is also the opportunity for members to Show and Tell their work. Please speak to Linsey for more information about either of these activities.

National Stitch Day – Please note that the day has moved from August to 22nd June. We have a Silk Painting workshop on this day but if any member would like to lead an event for National Stitch Day do let us know.

For Sale and Notice Board. – Remember to have a look at the board and check events and items for sale.

Coming Up:      

I am so looking forward to our Residential Weekend April 26th – 28th at High Leigh, Hoddesdon.

The tutors are Kay Dennis – Stumpwork   and   Francis Pickering – Journals

If you have any last-minute questions speak to Carol.

Next main meeting -11th May 2019- “Goldwork- my story so far” with Hanny Newton.

Following our fantastic workshop in 2018, Hanny re-joins us to talk about her modern approach to goldwork.

Next Workshop 22nd June 2019. Silk Painting – Following on from our talk on September 8th, 2018 we are going to have a great day with Janetta Sosin from the Essex Silk Painters.  Please make sure you book your place early to avoid disappointment.

‘Beside the Sea’– UK National Silk Festival Saturday 13th July 2019. Check web site for more details

Do let me know if there are any other events that you think might be of interest to our members.

Happy Stitching.