Meetings and Workshops

Our meetings take place monthly on Saturday afternoons at:

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH from 2.30

We are a very active group and our meetings range from talks from Textile artists, mini workshops, show and tell with a sales table and raffle. Please check out our programme below

We also welcome non-members to the meeting at a small charge of £5 per meeting

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

Places for the workshops must be booked and paid for in advance. These are open to members and non members. Workshops will be priced individually.  

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

Programme

All meetings 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

Full day workshops will be priced individually. 

Saturday 18th May 2024

Badge Making - Mini Workshop or Bring and Sew

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30pm

This will be the opportunity to make a name badge, if you don’t have one or would like to make a new one. The basic kit will be supplied and then it is up to you what you do so long as you name is clear.

If you do not want to make a badge then bring something you are working on 

Saturday 25th May 2024

Canvas Stitching Workshop - Becky Quine

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 10.00 to 4pm – All Day

You may have tried tent stitch and cross stitch and you’ve probably seen some Bargello popping up in craft magazines, but did you know that these are only a couple of the needlepoint stitches out there? This workshop will guide you through some of the stitches , with expert guidance from Becky Quine (RSN Tutor) on how to embroider the stitches and how to choose the best stitches for your designs. Costs for the workshop is £40 for members and £45 for non members and there may be a small charge materials payable on the day 

Saturday 29th June 2024

House of Embroidered Paper - Stephanie Smart

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

In 2017 Stephanie formally established her own fashion label The House of Embroidered Paper

Stephanie’s working practice combines that of a fashion house and a fine art studio. Each garment produced is a work of paper textiles, created using only paper and thread; inspired by period and place, history and story.

Saturday 6th July 2024 Full Day Workshop

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 10.00 – 4.00

Paper making and what you can do with the paper more details to follow

Saturday 27th July 2024

Stitch in the Park

Howard Palmer Gardens,  Howard Road, Wokingham RG40 2BX from 2.30

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. Please bring your own drink and chair

Saturday 17th August 2024

Shweshwe Fabric - Trish Grammer

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

African fabrics! Shweshwe fabrics are vibrant coloured fabrics which are fantastic for quilting.

Trish will be talking to us about where they come from and how they are made.

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Saturday 28th September 2024

AGM, Show and Tell, Sales Table and Raffle

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

Saturday 26th October 2024

Goldwork and the Coronation - Sonja Galsworthy

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

Sonja will share her knowledge of goldwork embroidery and explain her history as a professional embroiderer trained at the RSN including the most prestigious jobs worked for the Kings Coronation last year

No Meeting in November

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14th December 2024

A little bit of Christmas - mini workshop

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

We will be having a mini Christmas themed workshop with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie

25th January 2025

A Japanese Embroidery Journey - Cath Wilson

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

The Japanese Embroidery Centre curriculum covers 10 phases a stitcher should work through before they are considered advanced. This talk covers the content of the phases and my journey through them. 

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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2024 - 2025
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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.

If you wish to know more please contact