Programme

Programme of Events 2020


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

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.

4th January 2020
Folk Art and Embroidery                                         Dr Sarah Jackson

1st February 2020
'Oh Golly Gosh' My creative life                                  Elaine Hughes

7th March 2020
Traditional and Indonesian Batik                                   Victoria Riley

4th April 2020
                                                                                             Jane Hare
Competition: Best commercial design

2nd May 2020
A Late Flowering                                                          Rose Horspool

6th June 2020
*Japanese Kogin Darning                                        Elizabeth Almond

7th June 2020 Workshop
Japanese Kogin Pattern darning (booking essential)

4th July 2020
Samplers - A child's view of Embroidery,
their history and conservation                                        Jacqui Hyman
Chairman's competition - theme tba
                                                                     
11th July 2020 Workshop
Rag Rugs with Heather Ritchie (booking essential)

August - no meeting

5th September 2020
*From A to Z and back again                                          Anne Brooke
Competition - Ida Barber trophy: Best Original design

6th September 2020 Workshop
Seed Pods and Flower Heads with Anne Brooke (booking essential)

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

7th November 2020
Print and Printmaking                                                     Emily Harvey

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


* These talks have an accompanying day school the following day