During Covid restrictions we are meeting monthly via Zoom meetings, when we either have an invited speaker or have a chance for anyone who wants to show ‘work in progress’ if they want to. We also have different projects going on at different times, to help members stay connected.
Our forthcoming plans for Zoom meetings are:
March 9th: a talk by Katie Essam, mixed-media textile artist. See Katie’s website here: http://www.katie-essam.co.uk/
April 13th: a talk by Caroline Nixon, textile artist specialising in botanical printing techniques. See Caroline’s website here: https://www.handmadetextilesbycaroline.co.uk/
May 11th: a talk by Abigail Mill, Embroidered Artwork. See Abigail’s website here https://abigailmill.co.uk/
June 13th: a talk by Sue Bush (Southdowns Creative Stitch member) on Bags, Boxes and Books, including techniques and construction.
In normal times, our activities include:
Monthly branch meetings: On the second Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at the Maybridge Keystone Centre, Raleigh Way, Goring, BN12 6JD. Some of these meetings have an invited speaker, and others are a ‘sit and stitch’ get-together. Usually one is a summer ‘garden-meeting’ and one is a Christmas get-together.
The Workshop Group meets twice per month (on a Thursday) from 10-4pm
This group work on short projects that range from member-led sessions, projects from Stitch Magazine or elsewhere, or experimenting with new ideas and materials. Held on the third Thursday of the month in the Marriott Scout Hut, Mulberry Lane, Goring. For details contact Linda Hoddy.
TRADITIONAL EMBROIDERY GROUP (TEG) Formerly DIID.
This group meet to learn and enjoy traditional stitch techniques. Held on the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 2-4pm at the Meeting House, 34 Mill Rd., Worthing BN11 5DR. For details and programme Contact Anne Turner
NEW GROUP: CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART AND MIXED MEDIA
This is a new group that we are planning to introduce. Watch this space for more details.
DAY SCHOOLS, different dates throughout the year, normally from 10-4pm
These are sometimes arranged after the programme has been printed. If you join, you will get a regular newsletter and emails with any new information about day-schools.
At other times of year we also collaborate with other local groups, with activities such as a summer-school and regional days, exhibitions etc.
We have a special relationship with Parham House in Sussex. During the summer, members attend the house once per week to sit and stitch, and talk to the public. During the summer exhibition of historic embroideries, we normally attend every day that the house is open. If you would like to take part in this delightful experience, talk to Sue Bush.