Programme 2020-21

We meet on the first Saturday of every month (except August) at The Folk Hall, New Earswick, York.  (Postcode YO32 4AQ).

SADLY, because of the covid19 pandemic, all 2020 meetings have now been cancelled. New updates will be posted on the blog and our facebook page when we know when meetings can resume. A list of the meetings planned for 2021 is below.

Under normal circumstances, our regular Saturday morning needle workshops run from 10.00 - 12.30 and are informal and friendly - just pop in. The morning is a chance to catch up socially. At the same time we run a Stitch Club for those wanting to learn or to stretch their skills.

The afternoon meeting takes place from 2.00 - 4.00(ish) with doors open from about 1:30pm and features guest speakers, national and local, from a variety of backgrounds. We also have the library open, a sales table, the speaker's work is also usually on display and workshop/dayschool bookings take place.

We also have a 'Social Stitching' meet up on the evening of the second Monday of every month at the Trafalgar Bay pub in Nunnery Lane, York. Check out our Facebook page for more details.

3rd October 2020 AGM 1:30pm start    MEETING CANCELLED
Textiles from my travels                                                  Helen Barnes

7th November 2020  MEETING CANCELLED
Print and Printmaking                                                     Emily Harvey

5th December 2020 (time tba) MEETING CANCELLED
Christmas Stitchery and Party
Christmas competition theme tba

2nd January 2021
History of the Viking Loom                                       Romy Stephenson

6th February 2021
Stitching It Together                                                           Amy Butcher

6th March 2021
Cognissart - Painting with yarn                                        Alison Wake

3rd April 2021
Members' Workshop - The Folk Hall Banner     
Competition: Best Commercial Design

1st May 2021
Palestinian Costume and Bethlehem Embroidery       Deborah Mullins

5th June 2021
*Japanese Kogin Darning                                        Elizabeth Almond

6th June 2021 Workshop 
Japanese Kogin Pattern darning (booking essential)

25th, 26th, 27th June 2021
Exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Upper Poppleton.

3rd July 2021
The Creative Life of Mary Delaney                               Rose Horspool

(August no meeting)

4th September 2021
The Curious Embroiderer                                              Melita Butterell
Competition: Best Original Design

2nd October 2021 AGM Earlier Start time tbc
My Work                                                                           Nikki Parmenter

3rd October 2021
*Experimental Textiles workshop (booking essential)

6th November 2021
Pippin Textiles: Collaborating with nature                          Jane Hare

4th December 2021 (time tba)
Christmas Party
Competition: Chairman's competition (tbc)

* These talks have an accompanying day school the following day