We hold events throughout the year – a mixture of virtual and in-person.

Here is our Programme of Events
If you are interested in attending an event, please complete the  BOOKING FORM

June 2024

Ailish Henderson
Ailish Henderson

ZOOM Talk by Ailish Henderson

Narrative Textiles

Wednesday 5th June
Line opens 7.15pm  
Talk 7.30 – 9pm

(Members do not need to book)
Non members can book this talk for a fee of £6
Booking opens: 22/05/24
Booking form

http://www.ailishhenderson.com

Ailish is a narrative based artist, centering her practice on the premise that through the act of using one’s hands in a creative manner a form of healing can be found. This transposes into her work in a subtle, gentle, and sensual manner. Her artistic expression visually comprises of mixed media embroidered works, some with sculptural value.

At present she is most recognised for her Stitched Collage Portraits, which provide visions and insights into her personal historical familial lines. With three solo exhibitions to date, she spends her time developing her work, in tandem with writing for such publications as Embroidery, published by the Embroiderers’ Guild.

Ailish’s talk will be based on her own body of work and how she vocally and visually explores how she creates her pieces; what underpins them and how you too, can create your own. 

 

ZOOM Workshop by Ailish Henderson

Stitched Portrait Collage

Thursday 6th June 2024 on Zoom 10am – 12.30pm, lines open at 9.45am.

Bookings Open for Members  25/04/24, £15 
Bookings open for Non Members 9/05/24, £20
Booking form

http://www.ailishhenderson.com

Whether we are aware of it or not, we all have a story to tell. Learn how to use inspirational collage resources, along with your own photographs, memorabilia, and any treasures you wish to bring along to inspire you and incorporate into your artworks created within the session. This is visual storytelling at its best.

The session will be focused in a fun and relaxed way, with no high aspirations or strict rules – this is your chance for creative play. This workshop has been directly inspired by Ailish’s own artwork, which will be discussed and visually showcased at the beginning of this session.

At the end of the session, you will leave with inspiration to know how to develop your own stitched collage pieces using your own personal narrative. You will have begun this project and worked at your own pace to produce at least the beginnings of a stitched collage.

Liz Almond
Liz Almond

Talk by Liz Almond

Sacred Geometry
Wednesday 19th June 2024

Marthall Village Hall, WA16 7SB
PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE FOR EVENING TALKS

Doors open 7.00pm for refreshments  Talk 7.30 – 9pm

(Members do not need to book)
Non members can book this talk for a fee of £6
Booking opens: 05/06/24

www.blackworkjourney.co.uk

Booking form
Liz has worked as an embroiderer and tutor throughout her career and is especially fascinated with blackwork, whitework, counted thread techniques and Japanese sashiko, kogin and boro.

Her talk looks at how sacred geometry unites all cultures and religions. 

Workshop by Liz Almond

Japanese Sashiko, Boro & Kogin
Thursday 20th June 2024, 10am – 4pm

Chelford Village Hall, SK11 9AS

Bookings open;
Members 09/05/24 £35
Non members 23/05/24 £45
NOTE:  Additional charge of £8.50 p/p for kit needed to participate in this workshop

www.blackworkjourney.co.uk

Booking form

Explore Japanese Sashiko, Boro and Kogin through Sacred Geometry
and other techniques such as quilting and embroidery. What are they and
what do I do with them?  This is a hands on, practical stitching workshop with lots of examples, designed for all levels of ability.

July 2024

Jinty Pyke
Isobel Currie Interlaced and Flystitch Estuary detail

Workshop by Jinty Pyke

Ribbon Embroidery
Saturday 6th July 2024, 10am – 3pm

Chelford Village Hall, SK11 9AS

Bookings open;
Members 25/05/24 £15
Non members 08/06/24 £20
NOTE:  Additional charge of £5 p/p for kit needed to participate in this workshop.

Please read the Materials Requirement list below before completing a booking form
Ribbon Embroidery Materials Requirements
Booking form

Jinty is a member of Textile Explorers and an accomplished stitcher.
In this workshop she will take you through the basic stitches for ribbon embroidery and then you work on your own design.

Surprisingly very few stitches can give you a stunning result as the ribbons do their magic.   The work is enhanced with embroidery threads and beads.

The suggested design to be worked will be a bouquet of flowers – but you can go in a different direction as you wish.

By the end of the session you will hopefully have a finished piece of work.

Talk by Isobel Currie

Embroidered Space
Wednesday 17th July 2024

Marthall Village Hall, WA16 7SB
PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE FOR EVENING TALKS

Doors open 7.00pm for refreshments  Talk 7.30 – 9pm

(Members do not need to book)
Non members can book this talk for a fee of £6
Booking opens: 03/07/24

www.isobelcurrie.com

Booking form
Isobel studied at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan
University) and won the Embroiderers’ Guild prize for Innovation and
President’s Cup,  She has been a member of the 62 Group of Textile
Artists since 2013. She works from her home in Stockport.

Her talk will will be about her history of working with textiles, and how she
became interested in three-dimensional stitching. Isobel will describe her
thought processes in designing her work and some of the challenges and
rewards of working at the cutting edge of embroidery.

Full Programme List

Day Date 2023_24 Venue Speaker / Tutor Title Talk / Workshop  *Member price   Non   Member  price 
Wed 20th Sept Chelford Jim Gaffney
https://www.textiletraders.co.uk
Silk from the Ancient Kingdoms  Talk   Free (F,I)   £        6.00
Sat 30th Sept Chelford Come & Stitch Come & Stitch Workshop  £       5.00  £        6.00
Wed 4th Oct Zoom Mandy Pattullo
www.mandypattullo.co.uk
Textile Collage Talk   Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Wed 18th Oct Chelford Amanda Hislop
www.amandahisloptextileartist.com
Imagined seascapes, land, and trees’- My working practice Talk   Free (F,I)   £        6.00
Thur & Fri 19&20/10/  2022 Chelford Amanda Hislop
www.amandahisloptextileartist.com
Seascapes – print; compose; stitch Workshop  £     70.00  £      90.00
Sat 28th Oct Chelford Come & Stitch Come & Stitch Workshop  £       5.00  £        6.00
Wed 1st Nov Zoom David Morrish
www.kingfly.co.uk
Kingfly –  A 2 Year Retrospective – from nowhere to Somewhere Talk  Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Weds 15th Nov Zoom Amanda Whewell
instagram: @awhewell    
Exploring colour and stitch in the Spanish Pyrenees Talk  Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Sat 25th Nov Zoom Amanda Whewell
instagram: @awhewell    
Otomi Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Weds 17th Jan Zoom Angie Hughes
www.angiehughes.com
Creative Ice breaking Talk  Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Thur 18th Jan Zoom Angie Hughes
www.angiehughes.com
Print impressions Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Sat 27th Jan Chelford Come & Stitch Come & Stitch Workshop  £       5.00  £        6.00
Sat 3rd Feb Chelford Textile Explorers
Vicki Parsons
In house workshop
Stumpwork techniques
Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Weds 21st Feb Zoom Serena Partridge
Instagram: @SerenaPartridge
Follies of Fashion and Beyond Talk  Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Sat 24th Feb Chelford Jane Hadfield Printed and Stitched Portraits Workshop  £       15.00  £        20.00
Weds 20th Mar Marthall Liz Cooksey
instagram: @liz_cooksey
The development of ideas and influences Talk  Free (F,I)   £        6.00
Thu 21st Mar Chelford Liz Cooksey
instagram: @liz_cooksey
Natural Collections Workshop  £     35.00  £      45.00
Wed 3rd Apr Zoom Nicola Jarvis
www.nicolajarvisstudio.co.uk
An Embroiderer’s Year in the Country Talk  Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Sat 13th Apr Chelford Textile Explorers
Vicki Parsons
In house workshop
Stumpwork techniques
Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Wed 17th Apr Marthall Lynn Setterington
www.lynnsetterington.co.uk
The Common Thread Talk  Free (F,I)   £        6.00
Sat 27th April Zoom Nicola Jarvis
www.nicolajarvisstudio.co.uk
An Embroiderer’s Year in the Country Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Wed 15th May Marthall Rachael Singleton
www.rachaelsingleton.com
Curiously Captivated Talk  Free (F,I)   £        6.00
Thur 16th May Chelford Rachael Singleton
www.rachaelsingleton.com
Sea and Stone Workshop  £     35.00  £      45.00
Wed 5th Jun Zoom Ailish Henderson
www.ailishhenderson.com
Narrative Textiles Talk  Free (F,V)   £        6.00
Thu 6th Jun Zoom Ailish Henderson
www.ailishhenderson.com
Stitched Portrait Collage Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Wed 19th Jun Marthall Liz Almond
www.blackworkjourney.co.uk
Sacred Geometry Talk  Free (F,I)   £        6.00
Thu 20th Jun Chelford Liz Almond
www.blackworkjourney.co.uk
Explore Japanese stitching through Sacred Geometry Workshop  £     35.00  £      45.00
Sat 6th Jul Chelford Textile Explorers
Jinty Pyke
In house workshop
Ribbon Embrodiery
Workshop  £     15.00  £      20.00
Wed 17th Jul Marthall Isobel Currie
isobelcurrie.com
‘Embroidered Space’  Talk  Free (F,I)   £        6.00

* Member Prices – F=Full, I = In Person, V = Virtual member
£5 for a virtual member to attend the occasional in person event as a visitor.