Friday 16 April 2021

April Competition Winner

Not without difficulty... the committee chose Denise's Twelve Days of Christmas as the winner of the April competition. 

The April competition is for the best piece worked to a commercial design.

Design by Larissa Holland

Denise worked the Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments designed by Larissa Holland. Further details can be found by clicking on this link to Larissa's website.

Our next competition has a very broad and open remit - we would like members to submit a stitched design for our new group logo. Our group is called York Embroiderers and Stitchers, so our initials are YES. Your piece can be any size and in any medium. It must incorporate stitch, and it must show the name or initials of our group. That's it - the rest is up to you.  This will be our competition for August. Please bring your entry along to the August meeting, where the winner  will be selected by all members attending that meeting. If you can't attend, let Nicky know (see contacts page) and we can make arrangements to get your piece to the meeting. 

Wednesday 7 April 2021

April Meeting - Emily Harvey

Plans for our new group York Embroiderers and Stitchers are coming together, and at our Saturday Zoom meeting, Chris outlined some of the developments.

A new programme of events is being created, and details can be seen on the programme page. As a new group, we need a new logo. The competition to be judged at the August meeting is for such a logo. There are no rules, other than it must be in stitch! Either York Embroiderers and Stitchers or YES can be made into the logo.

Following news of these exciting developments, we had a zoom talk from Emily Harvey, a York based printmaker.

Emily spoke about her work, and the inspirations behind it. She showed how her work could have links with textiles, and talked about her residency at the Textile Archive of Bradford College. She is currently experimenting with making prints from pieces of woven rattan. The results are very striking, and could easily be translated into textile techniques. 

She is a member or York Printmakers, and they have an upcoming exhibition at the North York Moors centre in Danby from the 8th May 2021.

Next month we will have a Zoom talk from Ann Pocklington, on the subject 'Crinoline Ladies to Soldering Irons'.