|Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers||
Whether you're into machine embroidery, cross-stitch, gold-work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, lacemaking, textile art, knitting, crochet, mixed media or any other form of stitch or needlework, we are here for you.....!
Our aim is to provide an opportunity for like-minded stitch enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to meet on a regular basis, sharing and learning a variety of skills through expert speakers, lively workshops and occasional outings.
Our ultimate goal is to reach out into the community, bringing together a wealth of tradition, history and culture of textiles and embroidery, raising awareness and igniting renewed interest in Textile Arts, and...
KEEPING STITCH ALIVE!
Why not come and join us at one of our meetings. Take a look at our programme of events and see if anything appeals to you. Our speakers are entertaining and informative, and our 'hands-on' sessions are fun and friendly.
WE MEET AT 7.30, ON THE FIRST THURSDAY IN EVERY MONTH AT THE TRINITY CENTRE, CHURCH HILL, (off MILL STREET), SUTTON COLDFIELD B72 1TF. (We also hold the occasional Saturday workshop.)
"New members and visitors are always very welcome. You don’t have to be a talented or experienced embroiderer, all you need is an interest in art and textiles."
The Chairman’s Challenge for this year is ‘Poetic Licence’.
Work to be no larger than 15” on one side and brought to the AGM in September when members will choose their favourite by donating coins – which will go to the Charity Centrepoint.
Thursday September 6th
Friday September 21st
Sat. September 22nd
ART VAN GO
An introduction to the basic materials used in surface embellishments, concentrating on the most versatile mediums that can be adapted for all sorts of surfaces - including fabrics. Materials covered may include Markal Paintstiks, Bronze Powders, acrylics and texture gels, dyes and paints, Angelina fibres, etc. Their properties and processes of the materials are explained and comparisons/contrasts to similar materials made.