Programme for 2017/2018

AETA Programme for 2017/2018

Wed 6th September 2017 - Start of the session with Afternoon Tea.  Bring some of your summer projects for us to see.

Wed 20th September - Talk by Jean Boath ‘Photo Magic’

Wed 4th October -Talk By Carol Arnott ‘Textile Landscapes’

Thurs 12th October- Day School with Carol Arnott – ‘Textile Landscapes’

Wed 18th October - Stitch and Chat/ Workshop

Wed 1st November - Talk by Sheila Rousell  ‘Jewellery Design’

Wed 15th November - Interactive Talk by V & A

Thurs 23rd November - Day school with Margaret Stanford and Deirdre Gittins
Recycle and reform to a book jacket’

Wed 29th November - Stitch and Chat/Workshop

Wed 6th December - Christmas lunch

Wed 10th January 2017 Watching DVD - Members Choice

Thurs 18th January - Day school with Sue MacNab Make and Upholster a footstool’

Wed 24th January - Stitch and Chat/workshop

Wed 7th February - Talk by Cat and Hat Studio, Perth

Thurs 15th February - Day school with Maggie Moffatt  ‘Roses and Posies’

Wed 21st February - Stitch and Chat/ workshop

Wed 7th March - Talk by Louise Collins ‘An Embarrassment of Riches’

Thurs 15th March - Day school with Jean Boath ‘Photo Magic’

Wed 21st March - Stitch and Chat/workshop

Wed 4th April -Talk by Arbroath Tapestry Group

Thurs 12th April Day school with Louise Collins ‘Rags to Riches’

Wed 18th April - Stitch and Chat/workshop


Wed 25th April - AGM




AETA Day School Descriptions 2017/18

Thursday 12th October 2017 (Max number 16) - TEXTILE LANDSCAPES - Carol Arnott

Carol will be giving us a talk in October to show us examples of her work. We can then, in this Day School, create buildings and landscapes using freehand thread drawing. Over the course of the day everyone will create a landscape with a bothy building as part of the scene.

Thursday 23rd November 2017 (Max number 16) - RECYCLE FABRIC & REFORM INTO A BOOK JACKET - Margaret Stanford and Deirdre Gittins

Using strips of fabric students will reform a new fabric, sufficient to make into a book cover.

Thursday 18th January 2018 (Max number 10) - ASSEMBLE AND UPHOLSTER A FOOTSTOOL with Sue MacNab

On the day each student will successfully construct a modern footstool measuring 56 cm wide, 34 cm deep and 23 cm high, and upholster it in their own choice of fabric.

Thursday 15h February 2018 (Max number 16) - ROSES AND POSIES with Maggie Moffat

Students will be shown how to block a basic hat shape, and working with sinimay, millinery canvas and fabrics, construct a small bonnet suitable for an Easter display.

Thursday 15th March 2018 (Max number 16) - PHOTO MAGIC with Jean Boath

Jean will be giving us a talk in September to illustrate her Photo Magic and this will give us some inspiration for her Day School which will involve choosing your photograph, and learning how to enhance the image with free machining and Trapunto. A goal to achieve for beginners and fun for the more experienced.

Thursday 12th April 2018  (Max number 16) - RAGS TO RICHES with Louise Collins


Louise will be giving us a talk in March 2018 and showing us some of her amazing work which involves changing “Rags to Riches”. In this Day School she will show us how to upcycle fabrics which are otherwise damaged like old laundry items, woollens, old blinds etc, into something more interesting.



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