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PROGRAMME FOR 2014                               click here for 2013    2012

Venue: The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham, GL51 6RF

Workshops for 2014 will take place from 10.00am–4.00pm

Please refer to the Workshop Booking Procedure for 2014 sheet before booking a workshop


Saturday 11th

Saturday Workshop

‘Sun, Moon and Stars’

with Jan Evans

Explore printing and layering techniques to achieve decorative, colourful surfaces. Create a length of bunting or a small hanging with added hand or machine embroidery. All ability levels.


Saturday 12th

Saturday Workshop

‘Flower Pounding’

with Linda Rudkin

How to transfer real flowers to fabric in an instant. A useful (and very satisfying) technique with pleasing results. All ability levels.



Saturday 8th

Saturday Workshop

Easter Chickens

with Sue Davies

Using small pieces of fabric, make an Easter chicken with embellished wings and tail, and include message tags. Hand and machine stitching. All ability levels.



Saturday 2nd



Thursday 7th


Saturday 9th



National Celebration of Stitch Day

Details to follow

Proposed Coach Trip to

Festival of Quilts 2014, NEC

Saturday Workshop

‘Printing and Stitch’

with Louise Watson

Using press print blocks made from polystyrene tiles, printed onto paper and fabric ready to stitch. All ability levels.


Saturday 8th

Saturday Workshop

‘Dyeing in a Day’

with Cathy Beach

Create a beautiful 13-piece rainbow of colour! As all dye baths and dyeing materials will be provided, the fee for this workshop is £28. All ability levels.


Saturday 6th

NOTE: This is the first Saturday in the month




Saturday 27th


Saturday Workshop

‘Medieval Book Cover’

with Isobel Hall

Make a medieval book cover using handmade silk paper made from cocoon strippings. Isobel has many innovative ideas so this will be an interesting day. All ability levels

Annual General Meeting


AGM followed by a Talk

Details to follow


Saturday 12th


Saturday Workshop

‘Shimmering Leaves’

with Jan Tillett

With fabric crayons, wooden blocks and/or real leaves and organza, make a shimmering panel of leaves suitable for a wall hanging or cushion. All ability levels.



Saturday 11th

Saturday Workshop

‘Christmas Tree Decoration’

with Lynis John

Why not make this the first of an original new collection of canvas work decorations for your Christmas Tree?


Saturday 10th

Saturday Workshop

‘Soluble Fabric Landscapes’

with Jan Beaney

Who better to show us what to do with solubles than Jan? Create a wonderful landscape picture with layers of hand and machine stitching. All ability levels.


Saturday 8th

Saturday Workshop

‘A Bowl for Christmas’

with Angie Hughes

A 12-sided bowl made with Christmas fabrics – perfect for your Ferrero Rocher chocolates (don’t forget to save the wrappers!). All ability levels.


Saturday 14th


Summer Social


Speaker - Georgina Oldham, a local quilt artist
Traders - Gallery Textiles and The Dye Bath fabrics
Second hand book sales
Strawberry Tea
Display of members work
Cost of event £4


Saturday 13th

Christmas Social


Details to follow


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