Programme 2023-24

Our meetings are held at the United Reformed Church in Western Road, Romford on the second Saturday in each month except August.

Annual subscription £45.00

Admission for visitors £5.

Visitors are welcome to attend up to three meetings over a two year period without an obligation to join.

AFTERNOON MEETINGS 1.45 to 4 pm           

September 9th Gill Venton:  Sewing into bread: using sewing skills to feed street children in DRCongo
October 14th Jill Kipnis  ‘Designing for embroidery’
November 11th AGM + speaker Vinny Stapley:   ‘Mersea Florilegeum’ a journey through the flora of saltmarsh
December 9th Festive Activity
January 13th Elizabeth Ashdown:  ‘Passementerie: an endangered yet thoroughly contemporary craft’
February 10th Rosie James: ‘Stitch Draw’ -figurative machine stitching
March 9th Holly Parr: 3D Beaded flowers
April 13th ‘Sit and Stitch’ socialevent.
May 11th Susan Kay-Williams:  needlework by RSN
June 8th Founders’ Day: “Show and tell” presentation.  Founders’ Cup Competition
July 13th Mary McIntosh  ‘Material as message’  Mary is a Member of ‘Out of the Fold’ textile group

WORKSHOPS    9.30am for 10am start, finish 4pm

October 28th Michele Caragher Goldwork beetle.
November 25th Jill Kipnis  Hand stitch collage fruit and veg.
January 27th In-house.  Skills shared by our own members.
March 23rd  Vinney Stapley. Hand stitch workshop titled “Up Close”   Recreating the detail when looking closely at natural objects. 
April 27th Bridget Bailey.  Embossed silk flowers
June 22nd Vinny Stapley.  “Mersea Florilegium: Sheer Magic”  Using voile and a mix of hand and machine stitching.
July 20th Kate Pankhurst.  Blackwork

Residential at High Leigh.
16th-18th September 2024.
Tutor: Jenny Adin-Christie