Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10.00 am in the Audlem Public Hall, Cheshire Street, Audlem, Cheshire. We are a lively group and have an exciting programme of speakers and workshops on all topics related to embroidery and textile arts. Entrance Fee is £2.00 for Members, £4.00 for Non-Members.
Includes Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.
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Workshop Information and Accounts 2017 - 2018
12th -14th October Waddow Hall
creating a rich and colourful lid for your box, you will experiment with free
machine embroidery and the layering of voiles, small pieces of fabric and
perhaps a little lace. When you are happy with your embroidery, it can be
folded and tucked to form the shape with barely a stitch to keep it in place.
The base of the box is covered with a piece of fabric to compliment your
beautiful work, then folded and tucked as the lid.
vilene (enough for 2 x 30 cm square approx)
machine with feed dogs down and freehand foot
pieces of voiles, lace and fabric
fabric to cover box base (30cm square)
anyone is unsure of what pelmet vilene to buy, the one I use retains it's shape
when folded. I can always get more details if needed. Please don't hesitate to
get in touch if there are any questions.
Dorothy Tucker requirements
Please bring with you
A few sheets
of white A4 paper
A glue stick
of lead pencils – hard and soft
One or two
sheets of tissue or tracing paper
For creating your Kantha:
equipment – a variety of needles, pins, scissors, embroidery ring, thimble etc.
and cream and light/ neutral sewing
small pieces - approx A4 or A3 – of
thin, soft, worn, thoroughly washed and
ironed white or off white COTTON fabrics.
To test whether the fabrics are
appropriate for Kantha, thread a needle and run a line of stitching through
several layers. The needle and thread
should slip though smoothly and easily.
Some old sheets and table linens are closely woven. These will be tough
to stitch into and will not quilt readily.
scraps of transparent silks and muslins in different colours.
·Embroidery threads in a variety of colours,
including strong dark tones. Perle No. 8
or similar threads are ideal for Kantha.
Camera - optional
will bring some materials which will be available for purchase during the
19th - 20th April 2018 Workshop Transparent Images 'Stitching With Plastic'