Programme for 2019/2020



Wed 11th September 2019 - Start of the session with Afternoon Tea.  Bring some of your summer projects for us to see.

Wed 25th September - Talk by Nila Monckton ‘Textile Travels’.

Wed 9th October -Talk by Andrea McMillan – Machine stitching ‘Drawing with a needle’. 

Thurs 17th October - Day School with Morag Gray – ‘Tweedy Houses’. 

Wed 23rd October - Stitch and Chat/ Workshop

Wed 6th November – Talk by Lynda Marshall ‘ Woolly characters’.

Thurs 21st November - Day school with Lynda Marshall/Meg Woomble – ‘Wet/dry felting scarf’. 

Wed 27th November - Stitch and Chat/Workshop

Wed 11th December - Christmas lunch

Wed 8th January 2020  - Stitch and Chat/Workshop

Thurs 16th January - Day school with Isobel Law - ‘Japanese patchwork’.

Wed 22nd January - Stitch and Chat/workshop

Wed 5th February - Talk by Angela Neilson ‘Dolly mixtures’.

Thurs 13th February - Day school with Angela Neilson – ‘Quirky birds’.

Wed 19th February - Stitch and Chat/workshop

Wed 4th March - Talk by Vicky Coull ‘Fabric and paintings do go together’.

Thurs 12th March - Day school with Jane Currie - ‘Textures of flowers in raised work’.

Wed 18th March - Stitch and Chat/workshop

Wed 1st April -Talk by Norma Hutchison ‘Fairy slippers & pixie boots’.

Thurs 9th April - Day school with Jean McAllister – ‘Calligraphy’.

Wed 15th April - Stitch and Chat/workshop


Wed 22nd April - AGM



AETA Day School Descriptions 2019/20

Thursday 17th October 2019  (Max number 18)TWEEDY HOUSES with Morag Gray

Once again we are lucky to have secured Morag for another exciting day school, this time making Tweedy Houses.

Using up leftover furnishing fabrics, old trousers and tweed fabrics, make up house fronts to use for a doorstop/fabric storage box, or made up into a cushion – perfect for house-warming gifts and could be personalised if you felt so inspired!

The houses are machine stitched but there is scope for hand-embroidered details.  Bring along plenty of chunky button and leftover trimmings to decorate.  Morag will bring along samples to inspire you.  

Thursday 21st November 2018 (Max number 14)MAKE A COBWEB SCARF OR NUNOFELT SCARF with Lynda Marshall/Meg Woomble

Through demonstration and ‘hands on working’, participants will learn basic wet felting skills and later produce a wearable felted scarf from the variety of wool fabric and fancy threads available. (charge for materials £5).

Thursday 16th January 2019 (Max number 16)JAPANESE PATCHWORK with Isobel Law

Participants will make small origami patches which can be joined in a variety of ways to make a larger piece, eg table mat, table runner, tray cloth.

You will make 2 versions, one hand stitched and the second version using machine for basic patches and completing with hand stitching. (There will be a small charge for materials).

Thursday 13th February 2019 (Max number 14) – QUIRKY BIRDS with Angela Neilson

This fun class is suitable for all levels of experience.  It is an opportunity to use up you small fabric scraps making a crazy little stuffed bird.  The body is machine stitched together.  Later the decoration is added using simple hand embroidery stitches.  

All essential materials can be provided (cost £3).  

Thursday 12th March 2019 (Max number 16) – TEXTURES OF FLOWERS IN RAISEDWORK with Jane Currie

Using a range of hand embroidery stitches that create a raised effect and have texture, a small piece of hand embroidery will be made that gives the feeling of the textures found in a garden full of flowers.

Thursday 9th April 2019  (Max number 16 ) -    CALLIGRAPHY with Jean McAllister

Jean will teach you how to create beautiful italic style of writing.  After practicing simple samples you could write personal poems, verses etc on quality paper or card.  List of materials needed will be provided nearer the time.

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