Meetings and Workshops

Our meetings take place monthly on Saturday afternoons at:

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH

Although we usually welcome visitors to our meetings, whilst we have to be socially distanced, our meetings are for members only. Members have to pre-book their place at each monthly meeting to ensure we can restrict the numbers to the legal limit and have space to social distance.

Saturday workshops take place between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm at St Paul’s Parish Rooms.

Workshop places must be booked and paid for in advance.

To check workshop availability and to book places please contact wokinghameg@outlook.com 

 

Programme

January 2023 Meeting – Ninya Mikhalia- Clothing the Lost King Saturday 28th January at – 2.30pm on ZOOM

Clothing the Lost King : reconstructing the wardrobe of Richard III

Ninya shares the research and making process behind the clothing made for the forthcoming film The Lost King. Ninya also looks at how Richard’s tailor may have dealt with the king’s scoliosis, and how evident his condition would have been to his contemporaries before his death.

All workshops are open to visitors at a cost of £5 per visitor please contact us via the contacts page if you would like to book on to a session

February Meeting – SHOW AND TELL Saturday 25th February at 2.30pm

at St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

We will be having a Show and Tell. This is a time to share  what   you have been working on over the past months, meet up with friends It’s always good to see what inspires others.

Casalguidi Workshop - Rebecca Quine on Saturday 11th March at 10am to 4pm

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

This workshop has been requested by members and will be held in the smaller parish room. The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of how to work Casalguidi and the stitches required. All materials requirements will be issued in the news letter. 

March Meeting – Loetitia Gibier - Goldwork Embroidery on Saturday 18th March at 2.30pm

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

Loetitia Gibier-  Korry is my nickname. It comes from the word Korryghan, a little Celtic devil.  I am a textile artist and an embroidery tutor specialised in hand embroidery, Stumpwork, Goldwork and Silk Shading 

https://korrylittleshop.co.uk/

April Meeting - Hazel Stace - Kanzashi Flowers - Saturday 29th April at 2.30 - Mini Workshop

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

Kanzashi flowers are often used as hair ornaments and can also be attached to purses, keychains, or clothing for a decorative touch. You can use any kind of fabric, from cotton to chiffon, depending on your personal preference. Hazel will be showing us how to make them. List of requirements will be provided in the news letter

 
 

May Meeting - Boro Stitching - Hilary Jenkins - Saturday 20th May at 2.30

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

 Boro is essentially the practice of using a simple running stitch (a sashiko stitch) to reinforce a textile item using spare or would-be-discarded scraps of fabric. It is a practice that grew out of necessity in medieval Japan, and has evolved, four centuries later, into a distinctively gorgeous textile artform. Like sashiko itself, boro combines practical functionality with beauty. Hilary Jenkins will take us through the art of Boro.

Bead Embroidery Workshop - Imogen Melissa on Saturday 10th June at 10am to 4pm

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

In 2020 I launched Imogen Melissa with the aim to modernise perceptions of embroidery. Creating intricate embroideries with playful colour combinations to bring sunshine and joy to our homes!

The bundles are designed to give you a taste of hand embroidery and beading, whether you are a total newbie or a craft lover looking to try something new. The colour palettes have been curated for you, sourcing the perfect beads and sequins to play with and get creative! https://www.imogenmelissa.com/about-imogen-melissa

Full details will be published in the newsletter

June Meeting - Anne Kelly - Textile Artist - Saturday 24th June at 2.30

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

Anne is an award winning Canadian born, UK based artist, author and tutor. Her multilayered and densely stitched textiles have been likened to ‘small worlds’. Trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London, she creates wall hangings and objects using a mixture of mixed media collage and hand and machine embroidery. https://annekellytextiles.com/

July Meeting - Stitching in the Park - Saturday 29th July at 2.30

Howard Palmer Gardens,  Howard Road, Wokingham RG40 2BX 

Meet at the park for a general stitch session, show and tell and CAKE if the weather permits Let’s relax and share some of the creativity from the past few months. Bring your own drink and chair.

August Meeting - To Be Confirmed - Saturday 26th August at 2.30

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

Just waiting confirmation

September Meeting - Show and Tell & AGM- Saturday 30th September at 2.30

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

We will have a chance to see what we have all been creating over the past months and have a catch-up with one and other. This will also include a short AGM

October Meeting - Sustainability in Textiles - Saturday 28th October at 2.30

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

Sue will be talking to us on the Sustainability in Textiles Sue dyes and screen prints her fabrics then works into them with machine and hand stitching.  More recently, she has been investigating sustainable fabrics from which to produce a range of scarves.

Programme

We are now looking at the programme for next year. So, if you have a suggestion please email us Contact Us

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Travelling Books

Wokingham Embroiderers has been running a Travelling Books project for several years and many members participate. It is a ’round robin’ with A5 sketch books circulating around contributing members. 

Each member begins with their own sketch book, creating a page and a cover for the book. Some members even make a bag for their travelling book. It is then passed onto another person in the group until each member of the group has completed a page.

Then our travelling books continue to circulate until eventually all pages contain work by our textile artists. At this point they are returned to their owners and if they wish the member starts a new travelling book.

This project has restarted