Programme

After a long time meeting on Zoom, we started meeting in person again, initially during outdoor events in July and August 2021. We reverted to Zoom meetings for a while when Covid numbers increased, and then for several meetings we tried a ‘hybrid’ kind of meeting where some joined from home by Zoom and others met in the hall. More recently we have been meeting in person again at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ilex Way, Goring. The venue is spacious so we can socially distance and keep well ventilated. To protect each other as far as we can, we are still maintaining a cautious approach and the committee request that if you come to the hall you wear a face covering and take a Lateral Flow Test before the meeting. Members will be emailed with any changes to events, venues etc. If you are a new member who is considering coming to a meeting, do contact us first to check the details for that month.

2022 Programme

Tuesday January 11th 2022: Monthly meeting. Speaker: Angie Hughes, Zoom talk . 2-4pm. A limited number of members can watch the talk in the hall.

Tuesday February 8th 2022: Monthly meeting. Speaker: Zara Day. Zoom talk, 2-4pm. A limited number of members can watch the talk in the hall.

Tuesday March 8th 2022. Speaker: Cobi Erskine: Japanese Textiles. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday April 12th 2022. Speaker: Susan D’Souza: ‘Textiles: Nature and Colour’. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday May 10th 2022. AGM. Exhibition of work by the sub groups (Traditional Embroidery, Mixed Media and the Workshop group). 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday June 14th 2022. Speaker: Carol Naylor: ‘A Passion for Colour’. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday July 12th 2022. Summer Picnic. Times and venue to be confirmed.

Tuesday August 9th 2022. Speaker: Mary Crabb: ‘Significant Figures’. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday September 13th 2022. Monthly meeting. Speaker: Rebecca Chapman: Title to be confirmed. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday October 14th 2022. Monthly meeting. ‘Sit and Sew’. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday November 8th 2022: Monthly meeting. Speaker: Anne Kelly: ‘My Practice’. 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Illex Way, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4UZ.

Tuesday December 13th 2022. Monthly meeting. Christmas meeting, Sit and Sew.

Workshops

Goldwork for Beginners, Jane Robinson. September or October 2022, details to be confirmed.

Southdowns Landscapes, Machine Embroidery: Julia Brown. Friday 24th June 2022. Places are booking fast, so please contact the Secretary if you want to book a place.

November 2023. Workshop with Jenny Adin-Christie, subject to be confirmed.

Other Activities

The monthly sub-groups (below) meet on different days of the month – see details below.

The Workshop Group 

Now meeting on the third Thursday of the month (from 16th September) in the Marriott Scout Hut, Mulberry Lane, Goring, from 10-4. Before lockdown this group also met for an additional Thursday each month, and this may be reinstated if the group wants to meet more often. This member-led group works on different techniques, or projects from Stitch Magazine or elsewhere. Projects are usually mainly stitch-based. The group also undertakes group projects for charity, for example making Dignity quilts for the hospital and fiddle-quilts for people with Alzheimer’s etc. See more detailed programme here: Thursday-Workshop-programme-21_22.pdf  Contact Linda Hoddy if you’d like to come along.

TRADITIONAL EMBROIDERY GROUP (sometimes referred to as TRADS)

This group meet to learn and enjoy traditional stitch techniques. Held on the first and fourth Mondays of the month (unless it is a bank holiday) from 2-4pm at the Meeting House, 34 Mill Rd., Worthing BN11 5DR. Subjects are decided within the group, but may include techniques such as blackwork, silk shading, Hardanger, cross stitch, crewelwork etc.  For details and programme Contact Anne Turner

NEW GROUP: MIXED MEDIA

This is a new group that started in September 2021. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-4pm at Glebelands Community Centre, Greystoke Road, Goring. The group experiments with different mixed media techniques, for example print, batik, paper-making, dyeing, heat-processes, 3D constructions etc., (the sessions may or may not involve stitch). The group is limited to 20 and is currently full, but talk to Jane Baskerville if you would like to put your name on the waiting list. The programme is subject to small changes as we go along, to reflect participants wishes, so rather than put the detailed programme here we will just share an outline of the things that we have done so far and plan to do in 2022.

2021: Tissue-paper lamination, paper-cloth backgrounds, folding fabric books, Layered backgrounds in machine embroidery, layered and painted backgrounds, embellished backgrounds, 3D flowers, Christmas decorations.

2022: Fusing plastics, mono-printing, altered books, Transfer foils, guilding flakes, synthetics with soldering iron, heat-gun techniques (lutrador, synthetic felt, organza, tyvek), transfer techniques (mod-podge photo transfer, gel mediums, transfer paints), collage and texture, 3D wire-formed structures.