Sunday, 19 December 2010



Happy Christmas to all of you.  I hope that you have a lovely peaceful Christmas & a very happy 2011

I look forward to our next meeting & to a really friendly, creative & inspiring year

Shelagh x

Friday, 10 December 2010


I enjoyed last night even though I felt very cold.  It was good to get our second year organised & I am enthused with our program
Happy Christmas to you all

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Next meeting

This week we are continuing with Carol's ideas so refer to last months requirements if you were not there.The challenge is to try to combine the ideas with Janis' workshop.Come with some ideas to stimulate ourselves so we do not turn into a sit and sew group.See you all on thursday.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

This Thursday (11th November)

Just to let you know that you need to bring the following for the session


Coloured pencils, or pastles pencils, ruler

small fabric swatch about2 or 3 inches square

view finder or design 'L's

a couple of magazine pages - adverts, cover pages or brochures.

glue stich

paper sissors


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Are there any photos of what you did on Thursday? really annoyed I missed the session especially as Mum's appointment at the hospital had been cancelled, but they didn't tell her!!!!
Cheers Carol

Monday, 18 October 2010

Thanks Janis for a lovely evening based on James Hunting,we all had a great time.

Thursday, 23 September 2010


Love the photos, we had a good display for our exhibition.What theme shall take for next year.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


We held our first exhibition at Bee inspired Studio this week.  It was a low key affair & we did not have a reception.
This is a collage of some of the work from 7 of us.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Books, Books, Books!!!

Came back home tonight with my head buzzing with ideas as a result of the mini workshop tonight.
Jemma talked through some of the ideas and techniques that she learnt on a workshop with Frances Pickering and we each had ago - creating images/patterns on paper with transfer paint and then transfering it to vilene ...... still need to iron to get some deeper colour and then make the pages to go inside .......really interesting idea and lots of potential and application to other areas.
Got to get on with the pieces for our upcoming exhibition as part of open studios in September!!!!!


Sunday, 8 August 2010


At long last there is a picture of all of us, down the right hand side

Sunday, 13 June 2010


This is my result of our last meeting where we all bought along a piece of fabric & a product

Shelagh.  Click on this link to take you to my main blog for more details

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Next meeting

Hi Girls

Remember that for tomorrows nights meeting you need to bring a piece of fabric & a product to create our labels & ATC


Sunday, 9 May 2010

Here are the results of our first challenge.
There are only 7 pieces and Annes is the one missing
I think they are all very interesting in the use of colour & the challenge piece of fabric
Didnt we do well?
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Saturday, 8 May 2010


Good luck for today girls.  The pieces look fabulous.  Will take pictures & post later

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Meeting Decisions

Carol & Margaret & Shelagh have finished their pieces.  Janis & Jemma are well on the way.  Carolyn stitched I spy books !!!!  Sheila stitched a book cover, Anne  & Margaret could not attend.  Shelagh coloured a canvas (& her hands) with new spray stains
We decided that the next challenge theme for OPEN STUDIOS in September at Bee Inspired studio would be HERITAGE.  Shelagh will take a picture of her BOAT piece to be the publicity shot for the Open studios booklet.  Jemma will sort out the details & it will cost about £12.50 each.  Venue hire charges were not discussed.
Jemma will look into an exhibition space in a cafe in Northampton for late this year or early next year
Pieces will need mirror brackets attached.  Items are to be for sale & 15% commission is taken.  We have to make good the walls afterwards but the venue will supply the paint.  We need insurance

For HERITAGE - three pieces will be created - one is to be in one colour only or white or black.  Any size, shape & 2D or 3D

The June meeting will have to be moved the the first Thursday (the normal sit & sew Guild date) as the town is being closed off for the bike race. That is 3rd June - Bank holiday week

Next meeting is 13th May.

Please get your completed pieces to Shelagh BEFORE the regional day or I might not have room to display them on my stand.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


This thursday girls 7pm.  Bring the challenge pieces - completed?

What shall are next challenge be?  Any ideas?

Saturday, 27 March 2010

I have at last made decisions about my initial piece of work; now I need to get on and do it.....very good at procrastination .............. now need to stitch!!!!!!!

I really like the idea of belonging to a group where we can share ideas, challenge each other ... but above all have fun and friendship and enjoy ourselves!

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Tonight is our second meeting of the group.  All are still working towards a completed piece for the next meeting to be displayed on Shelaghs stand at the Embroiderers Guild Regional day in May 2010

We are going to try & organise our first group study day to the V & A in London to view the British Quilt display.

Thursday, 28 January 2010


I have posted my first day of the challenge on my blog LINK  I dont know how to copy a single post from one blog to another one so will have to do it like this until some kind soul helps me!!!!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


A group of 8 friends joining together to form a new textile group in the Midlands, England

Shelagh Folgate, Carolyn Waterton, Carol Taylor, Anne Bradley, Sheila Smith, Margaret Wright, Jemma Saunders, Janis Bennell

Follow our journey (!) as we start with our first challenge. To produce a piece of work no larger than 8 inches by 8 inches on the theme of BOAT. These pieces will be displayed at The Embroiderers Guild Regional Day in Kettering, Northants in May