Monday, 29 May 2017

Canvas Work Day School

On Saturday we had an excellent day led by our own Anne Haigh.

Anne patiently explained the art and demonstrated a variety of stitches for us to practice and create our own bar codes designs. We could see how we can develop our newly learned skills – it's not just about cross stitch!  
Demonstrating



Anne's exhibition piece



Lots of concentration





















Lots for Show and Tell

Friday, 19 May 2017

Artrix - Last Chance

Don't forget it is your last chance to see the exhibition- it finishes on 21 May so do try to pop in if you haven't already seen the exhibition. 


The address is: ARTRIX 
SLIDESLOW DRIVE
BROMSGROVE

B60 1GN

Rachel Faulkner - Exhibition ***CANCELLED***

Rachel has let us know that the exhibition has finished early.

Sorry if you were planning a trip, Rachel hopes to be able to bring her piece along to a future meeting for us to see.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

We inspire poetry!

This is a poem someone wrote for us at Artrix having been inspired by our exhibition.

It was a complete surprise when the poet gave it to us at our open morning.

Reproduced as written.

embroidered into our lives
are the fractals of our mind
weaving consciousness into reality
and borders crossed
a reason of thought makes it possible
the ether is the library that lends us
the fabric of matter;
to be given from light vibration and frequency 
caged but not bound
we are free but contained
only by the restraints of imagination
each thought is a picture


that exists somewhere
stitched together with love
sewn into the fabric
of space
time
and
energy.

Nick The Hat, musician and poet, 13/05/2017, 'Psychicbread'

Friday, 12 May 2017

Rachel Faulkner - Exhibition


More information about Rachel's college exhibition and don't forget the pop-up shop is still there.


A sneaky preview of Rachel's Exhibition piece

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Artrix drop in Saturday 13 May

We have another drop in day at Artrix this week.   Follow the link for details of Artrix.



Do join us  from 10am  until 1pm on Saturday and you can add to the leaf tree, a butterfly to the garden or bring your own work for coffee and a chat.
Everyone welcome.
The address is: ARTRIX 
SLIDESLOW DRIVE
BROMSGROVE

B60 1GN

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May Meeting and Michala Gyetvai

This month we welcome Michala Gyetvai do follow the link to see Michala's web site.

This is sure to wet appetites for the day school June 24.


As with all meetings there will be Show and Share - if you are stuck for inspiration why not try out stitch of the quarter which is Fishbone.

Also there is a chance to borrow (for a very small fee) from the DVD and Stamp library.


Why not sign up for upcoming Day Schools with Margaret. If you fancy attending a day: 

27th May Anne Haigh will lead a Canvas Work Day this will be at a reduced cost of around £15 as Anne is being very generous with her time. Requirements list will be at the meeting and is on this blog 
June 24th is 'Experimenting with threads and fibres' with Mikala Gyetvai. 
Requirements list will be at the meeting and is on this blog. 
25 November is a workshop with Richard Box who was so entertaining and interesting at the February meeting.
Don't forget to bring along travelling books, or make arrangements for someone to bring yours along if you can't make the meeting.

Artrix
Can you help pick up the exhibition pieces on Monday May 22nd, we are looking for a couple of people who can drive to Artix and help Janet Lee with packing up, the work will have been removed from the wall for us.  Please see Janet for details.

If you haven't been along yet do take the opportunity to see your own wrok and that of other members.


This months Raffle is blue-  so if you can please do bring a small contribution for the bag and see Janette for a ticket.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

May 6 at the Library of Birmingham

We will be in our normal spot on the Mezzanine floor above the library cafe from 11 am until about 2 pm (don't forget the library does not open until 11 am although the cafe is open downstairs from 9am).  Everyone is welcome to join us to bring any stitching projects you are working on whether you need a bit of help or encouragement or just want to join in the social event and carry on with your project. We will have fabric and threads available if you want to join in. 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Artrix Exhibition and Drop in

We had a fun 'drop in on Saturday and will be back again on Saturday 13 May for more.

You can go along at anytime to see the exhibition (and go to the cafe for refreshment) follow the link for details of Artrix opening times.

It's great to see the work hung for viewing, the photographs really don't do it justice, and you realise what a talented bunch of people are in our branch!




















Wednesday, 26 April 2017

April Meeting and Geroge Hook

A fasinating and amusing talk by George Hook all about the Mother of Pearl Button and Jewellery making in Birmingham. A number of members said that this was not the first time they had heard George speak but were still kept interested and amused.

George told us how he is MD of the Largest Mother of Pearl company in the West Midlands, he then tried to bring this down by saying he is the only employee at the only company in the West Midlands!

We heard about the history of the company as well as the history of the business bringing it right upto date.
We were privileged to be able to pass around many items that George described and they were interesting and beautiful in their various states.


George told us that we can visit for a factory tour for open days, if you are interested here is the link: motherofpearl There is no charge and the tour lasts 60 to 90 minutes. - Do book in advance.

We had a selection of work for Show and Tell including some items going on to the exhibition which starts next week at Artrix.





some more Teabags- don't forget to bring any more in in May.


We launched Stitch of the Quarter which is Fishbone and we are looking forward to seeing lots of lovely examples next month.

And another great raffle, this month it was green and thanks for buying your tickets from me!

It's back to Janette next month for the colour is Blue and our speaker is Michala Gyetvai, there is also still time to book Michalas' workshop so don't forget to see Margaret.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Artrix Exhibition and Drop in



Our exhibition is hung and ready for viewing from Wednesday.  Follow the link for details Artrix.




Birmingham Branch of the Embroiderer's Guild: Looking Back - Looking Forward
Do join us for a 'drop in' from 10am  until 1pm on Saturday and you can add to the leaf tree.
Everyone welcome.
The address is: ARTRIX 
SLIDESLOW DRIVE
BROMSGROVE

B60 1GN

Tea Bag project

Didn't we have a lovely time with the project back in February.


Remember there is still time to finish or even make more - Bernadette will be completing the hangings after the May meeting and sending them of to Cas magpieofthemind.