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'.