First Angela told us her story which began as a junior ballroom champion and remembered her first experience of sewing when she had to help string beads for the dressmaker through becoming a Graphic Designer working on major accounts and giving it all up to run away to sea (taking her sewing machine with her). After returning to land Angela looked for a new creative career and began by completing a City and Guilds level 2 in Innovative Textiles and Machine Embroidery.
|Part of Angie's City and Guilds Portfolio|
She is now working on her 3rd article for Stitch Magazine and producing kits so that others can try to emulate her work.
|Angie's finished samples for Stitch Magazine|
Angela told us how she plans her pieces and likes to sketch her designs. and we saw an example of this with her sketch of a motor cycle and her finished work.
|Motor Cycle sketch and original as well as a postcard of stitched work|
Margaret Richards then spoke of her stitching journey which began as a practical sewer around the home and for her children. Margaret began her journey in textiles with a course at the MAC and told us how she loves to experiment and develop ideas she has seen - If it burns burn it! Margaret sews with a group and issues challenges to expand their skills together.
|The cockerel challenge|
|Well I nearly got her shoes in the photo!|
|From Ironbridge to Hong Kong Margaret demonstrates creating embroidered works from pictures.|
|Members having a close up look|