June meeting

Angie Hughes will be our speaker at the June meeting of Staffs Patchworkers.  Here’s some selected background from Angie’s website (www.angiehughesonline.com) to whet your appetite –

Angie is a textile artist and tutor, who lives and works in Ledbury, Herefordshire. She has been interested in textiles since she left school although only discovered creative embroidery in 1994 when she began studying City & Guilds at Malvern Hills College. While a student she won the prestigious Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles.

Angie has recently enjoyed developing work that focuses on gardens that were once tamed but struggle and often succeed in becoming wild. Recent work has seen her explore discharged and painted velvets, use heat transferred foils and layered organza which becomes intensely machine embroidered.

She teaches to Guilds and groups all over the country, and has been teaching in Australia and New Zealand. She has written a book called ‘Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint’ a current best seller for Search Press.

Her work has featured in many publications including Embroidery, Stitch magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Hot Textiles by Kim Thitichai and The Encyclopedia of Embroidery by Val Holmes and many more.

In addition to what promises to be a fascinating talk we will have the usual Show & Tell opportunity, tea & coffee (remember to bring your mug) and a chance to catch up on news.  See you there!

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The month of May

We had a most enjoyable May meeting.  Vivien Finch was our speaker and she kept us very well entertained – there have been several requests for her to be invited to lead a workshop for us, and our Programme Secretary Irene is already investigating the possibilities.  Good things to see at Show & Tell too, but sad that so many people dropped out of our trip to Quilts UK – so we have last-minute seats available. Contact our Treasurer Hilary for information. Looking a little further ahead, we only have 3 places left for the Pauline Barnes workshop on 23 June – you’ll find details in the Workshop/Programme section – again, contact Hilary if you want to book a place.

Next month our meeting is Thursday 7 June when well-known textile artist Angie Hughes will be talking about her work.  It promises to be a good evening.