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Programme 
2023-24

Annual General Meeting

AGM Business - Reports, Elections, etc. with display of 'Chair's Challenge 2023' entries 
Talk by author, Liz Trenow  'For the Love of Silk'
Thursday 7th September 2023 at 7.30pm

Fornham All Saints Community Centre, IP28 6JZ

Frilly Scarf workshop with Heidi McEvoy-Swift

Wet felting with STARS member Heidi
Friday 8th September 2023 
Garboldisham Village .Hall 

This is a great opportunity to work with
wool fibres and to learn how to manipulate
them in a creative way

October Meeting

Demonstration of textile collage by the Chair of STARS, Yvonne Brown
Thursday 5th October 2023 at 7.30pm
Fornham All Saints Community Centre, IP28 6JZ

November Meeting

Talk by Wendy Dolan - 'Creative Stitched Textiles'
Thursday 2nd November 2023 at 7.30pm
Fornham All Saints Community Centre, IP28 6JZ

Workshop with Wendy Dolan 

Two-day mixed media workshop
3rd and 4th November 2023
Croxton Village Hall

 

Christmas Social including Mary's Quiz, Shared Supper, Christmas Raffle
Thursday 7th December 2023
Fornham All Saints Community Centre, IP28 6JZ

 HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2024 starts here!

January (via Zoom) Meeting

Talk by Mandy Pattullo on 'Textile Collage'
Thursday 4th January 2024 at 7.30pm

Zoom Link provided free for members.

Non-members can purchase a ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mandy-pattullo-tickets-772342837217

Talk by fine art textile designer, Sabine Kaner 
Thursday 1st February 2024 at 7.30pm
Zoom Link provided free for members. There will be a small fee for non-members via Eventbrite site


 

Nikki Parmenter Talk entitled 'Textile Travels'

Thursday 4th April 2024 at 7.30pm

Fornham All Saints Community Centre, IP28 6JZ

Workshop with Nikki Parmenter
 

Two-day mixed media workshop 'Small Worlds'
Friday 5th and 6th April 2024
Honington and Sapiston Village Hall

 

May Meeting

Thursday 2nd May 2024 at 7.30pm
Georgina Bellamy talk entitled 'A Deep Dive into Goldwork'

Fornham All Saints Community Centre, IP28 6JZ

Workshop with Georgina Bellamy

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2024
'A Modern Twist on Stumpwork Embroidery'  
Croxton Village Hall

June Meeting
Workshop with Kathleen Laurel Sage

Friday 7th June 2024 

 

CHAIR'S CHALLENGE 2023/24

The subject for the Chair's Challenge is: 'An Embroidered Sculpture'.  The Chair means a free-standing decorative piece as opposed to just something 3D. The two categories are: 'Hand Embroidery' and 'Machine Embroidery'. If your entry contains both, you need to decide which category you wish to enter. Entries will be displayed at the AGM in September 2024 and members will vote.

'Strip, Stitch, Applique and Print' with Kathleen Laurel Sage
Honington & Sapiston Village Hall


 

July Meeting

Thursday 4th July 2024 at 7.30pm
Fornham All Saints Community Centre,
IP28 6JZ
Talk - Fay Jones 'Dyes on your Doorstep'. 

An introduction to Hedgerow Dyeing.
A fascinating look at:
- Natural Dye Origins
- How they work and interact with a variety of mordants
- Dyeing Methodology
- Working through the resources of different colours - their pros and cons
Non-members welcome - £7 on the door

Workshop with Fay Jones

Friday 5th July 2024 
'Natural Dyeing'
To be held outdoors in Bradfield Woods
For details, click here

There will be no Monthly Meeting in August.  Instead, we are having another
STARS Members' Day

Saturday 3rd August 2024  10am - 4pm
Honington & Sapiston Village Hall -  free entry. 

Bring along some stitching
There will be:
Scissor/Knife Sharpener (garden tools as well)
Show and Tell
Bring and Buy Sales Table
Review of Autumn Challenge materials

 

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