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 Dorothee at wokinghameg@outlook.com 

Workshop cost for members is £40. Visitors are welcome if space allows; workshop cost for visitors is £45  

BELOW WE SHOW DETAILS OF OUR ACTIVITIES. THESE WILL GO AHEAD IF GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ALLOW, BUT MAY HAVE TO BE MODIFIED OR CANCELLED

FABRIC JOURNAL

This is an opportunity for you to create your own special book in which you ‘ll be able to express yourself and talk about YOU! You can mix your fabric with paper, beads, paint, clay , ANYTHING!

This is a Project open to members and will last from January 2021 to December 2021

Although the project started last month you can join at any time and complete as many page as you like.

We will be keeping a list of each months topics so you can refer to as we go through the year

 

Months & Page Titles

  • January – Little Pleasures
  • February – My Kitchen
  • March – My Walk in the Woods
  • April – My Buttons
  • May – Fish
  • June – My Garden
  • July – Feathers
  • August – Cushions
  • September – Black and White
  • October – Leaves
  • November
  • December
 
 
  • This journal is YOUR journal, and you will keep it for the whole year.
  • Choose the size  and the format that suit you  best. No minimum and maximum sizes required!
  • Devote to it the time that suits you. It is not a competition and we are not looking for masterpieces!
  • You can do several pages on a theme and you can miss a theme , no problem.
  • The artists and info mentioned by Dorothee are just ideas, interpret the theme as you want. There is no right and wrong.
  • The purpose of this project is to spend time together, share, be creative, learn from one another, experiment but most of all HAVE FUN!
  • Please send a picture of the pages you have made if you wish to, to Dorothee before the following session. We will look at them together at the beginning of each session.

Fabric Journal - Next Meeting November 26th at 7.30pmNovember

To book your place, please click the HERE

 

Programme

November Meeting - SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT on Saturday 27th November at 2.30pm

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

Christmas will be with us soon so why not make a start on creating a decoration that can be used for Christmas or adapted for other festivities.

A list of ideas and their requirements will be sent in a separate email

To book for this meeting please contact Linde, linde.merrick@ntlworld.com

January 2021 Meeting – QUAKER TAPESTRY on Saturday 29th January at 2.30pm on ZOOM

350 years of social history and Quaker stories are brought to life in more than 40 vibrant embroidered panels, housed in an original Georgian Meeting House in the Lakeland market town of Kendal.

Bridget Guest from the Quaker Tapestry Museum will be giving us a talk about the Quaker Tapestry including pictures of some of the panels and how the whole project evolved

To find out more about the Quaker Tapestry visit https://www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk/

To book for this meeting please contact Linde, linde.merrick@ntlworld.com

February Meeting – SHOW AND TELL on Saturday 26th February at 2.30pm

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

We will be having a Show and Tell afternoon for the Fabric Journals, and a look at your favourite books. So please bring along your Fabric Journal, and your favourite book that gives you inspiration, or ideas or helps you with techniques. It’s always good to see what inspires others. There will also be a Sales Table run by Maggs, so bring along some pennies and £’s …. There will always be something you might need for your stash

To book for this meeting please contact Linde, linde.merrick@ntlworld.com

The following meetings are still proposed at present and are still to be confirmed

March Meeting – Unfortunately the speaker booked for this month is now unavailable. We will update later on the activities for March

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

 

To book for this meeting please contact Linde, linde.merrick@ntlworld.com

April Meeting – GUILD FOLIO - CASALGUIDI Saturday 23rd April at 2.30pm -TBC

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

We are hoping to borrow from the Guild the Casalguidi folio and look at some of the work and techniques used to create this lovely pieces of work

The committee have put a programme together for the first quarter of 2022. If you have ideas or suggestions of what you would like to see on our programme, please let one of the committee know so we can try and incorporate it

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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