Friday, 13 January 2017

January meeting:
The weather was kind to us and a dozen of us made it to spent time looking at what we might "do" with our cloth from last month.
In addition some worked on ongoing projects while they gave a bit more thought to their newly created cloth.
Here are some photos from the day.

We shall look forward to seeing all the pieces completed in the months to come.
Time was also spent planning what the group wants to do this year.

February meeting (13th):
Pam kindly offered to share a technique she’s recently learned using old photos.    Please bring along
old photos (pre-digital)
paper - cartridge or similar
scratching tools such as bodkin, bradawl
oil pastels
emulsion paints (tester pots)
white fabric - just small amount needed

March meeting (13th):
Yvonne kindly offered to share an intriguing folding technique - requirements list to follow nearer the time.

Future activity:
We talked about tutors we’d like to approach to come and spend a day with us    Olive is going to get in touch with Amanda Hislop, Cas Holmes and Alice Fox to see what their availability is and what teaching they could offer.   Preference to focus on design and concepts rather than pure technique.
We discussed exhibitions.   Two options to consider:
ICHF Sewing For Pleasure (probably 2018 or 2019).   Jill will sound out.  Anyone visiting the NEC show in March could take the opportunity to recce the gallery spaces.
The Big Textile Show, Leicester, dates not confirmed at the moment but likely Oct 2017.
Possible theme - Calke Abbey.  This NT property will reopen for visitors in March if anyone fancies making a visit to seek inspiration; alternately Google images would be a good research tool.
Further discussion and decisions to be taken at the April meeting.

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