Sunday, 1 April 2018

Colour Exhibition

John Rylands Library has a small exhibition of Colour,  !5 March until 28 August.  Very interesting.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Manchester Antique and Vintage Textile Fair


The 2018 Fair will be held on Sunday 15 April 10am - 4.30pm at The Armitage Centre.  Click here to see details.


                   The Textile Society's Manchester Antique and Vintage Textile Fair 2018 tickets

Monday, 5 March 2018

March Meeting

In spite of the weather and sundry winter bugs, a good number of members came to the March meeting. Numbers were down but spirits were high. 

The March meeting is traditionally where members showcase their work and techniques.  In the morning Rachel and Elisabeth demonstrated their beautiful Japanese Embroidery, Ida made fascinating images with household metal items, Jean led an enthusiastic group through Paper Piecing and Sue showed us the Bayeux stitch.

In the afternoon, Elaine gave us a review of her development as a textile artist, generously sharing her inspirations. Members jostled to try out an embellishing machine, creating interesting textures and images. Sue led a session on transfer printing - the key is to have the iron switched on!

A very stimulating day enthusiastically received.




Wednesday, 28 February 2018

July Meeting

The Union Chapel is not available on 7 July. We will have an afternoon meeting (1-4pm) at the Parish Centre, Emmanuel Church, Didsbury (it is behind the church). There is parking on site and there are lots of buses and trams to Didsbury.


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Event City February 2018

Once again the Branch organised a stall at the Event City Show (The Creative Craft Show) and it proved to be  highly successful and very popular with visitors.  Liz and Sue were key to the success and thanks go to the many members who gave their time to sell inspiration packs, chat to visitors and run mini workshops.


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

February Meeting

Hilary Kimber led the workshop making Banjara with Bling.  Here is the workshop in progress alongside some of Hilary's excellent pieces. You can see photos taken at the end of the day by looking in the Photo Gallery.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

More Blackwork - or is it?

Dorothy Heeney has completed her Liz Almond inspired blackwork.  Here it is:-



Lorraine Barker has chosen a colourful route;-



Well done to both!