Saturday, 29 April 2017

Next meeting

Flower Power

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 2nd  May 2017.

It is a hands- on meeting. We are decorating calico bags.

The theme will be flowers 🌺 

We will showing you some ideas for decorating the bags. There will be different techniques to try out.

You will need

A stitching kit.

Some cotton fabric to make 3 inch circles or hexagons.

Embroidery threads and white or beige cotton thread.


The calico bags will be provided.


Margaret Horton will be demonstrating screen printing with thermofax screens. This is a demo only not a hands- on activity.

Here's a few flowers we tried out . ( not a finished bag !!)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Hexagon crazy

I'm finding myself more and more interested in crazy patchwork.The traditional crazy patchwork evolved by using random scraps of fabric. Old clothes were used out of necessity to give them a new lease of life.

I have used hexagons to work with.

I have made three bags with hexagons.

This bag is my latest effort. The detail of the embroidery is taken from a larger bag I made.

Exciting Textile Event

                             Two Doors Studio, Alsager.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

A small quilt

Margaret Horton has recently finished this lovely small quilt. Good to see it is being put to good use.

Monday, 10 April 2017



11 Feb - 2 Jun 2017
Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm, 4pm from April

The Silk Museum
Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

Artist Yvette Hawkins uses silk to draw upon the rich traditions of her UK and South Korean heritage. INHABIT will include a silk sculpture woven by Yvette and 10,000 silk worms.
Museum Admission, including INHABIT exhibition: £4.50, £4 concessions, children free, exhibition only £2