CETG Programme for 2022


In 2022, CETG will introduce some changes to the format of its programme of talks, introducing Saturday afternoon meetings at Tylers Green Village Hall at 2.30pm. All Monday evening meetings at Tylers Green Village Hall will begin at 7.30pm. Some Zoom talks will also be included in the programme on the usual Monday date and time of 7.30pm.  Please note that some talks may be subject to a change of date or venue – and will be updated once confirmed.


Saturday 8th January at 2.30pm

Members’ social meeting

At Tylers Green Village Hall


Saturday 12th February 'Buckinghamshire Lacemaking'

by Risboro’ Lacemakers

Rosemary will give an overview of the traditional Buckinghamshire craft of lacemaking. She will talk about the local history of the craft and the basics of how it all works. There will be a chance to see a live lacemaking demonstration plus an opportunity for the audience to have a go at making some lace themselves.


Monday 14th March ‘Talking Kimono: Cautionary Tales on Kimono’

by Deanna Tyson

A journey around the world in textiles and tales. Hand-made kimonos that draw parallels between current world events and cautionary tales.


Monday 11th April ‘Making the Mundane Marvellous’

by Kate Gwilliam

A talk about recreating everyday objects, particularly focused on food and drink, in embroidery and sequins.


Monday 9th May ‘My Journey with Felt’

by Clare Bullock

Clare is a feltmaker and textile artist. She discovered felt 10 years ago as a means of expressing herself and has never looked back. She now organises workshops at her own studio in Sharnbrook North Bedfordshire as well as travelling to other places around the country as a guest tutor and speaker.


Monday 13th June ‘My textile journey from then to now’

by Emily Notman

Emily will talk about her journey to becoming a maker, her processes and what she has learnt along the way.


Monday 11th July ‘Finding my way in Stitch’

by Viki Jenkins

An overview of Viki’s journey in hand embroidery and stitch, with a focus on studying with the RSN on their certificate course and studying handbag design making at LCF.


Monday 8th August ‘Introduction to Macramé’

by Amy Rose Collins

Join Amy to learn about the art of macramé. Hear about the history of the craft, how she came to find her calling, and try out some knots for yourself! It’s ‘knot’ to be missed!


Monday 12th September ‘Hand Spinning and Natural Dyeing’

by Gilly Pusey

Gilly will explain the process of spinning wool from fleece to yarn and bring a spinning wheel for a demonstration. There will be a brief history of spinning as well as different yarns to see. She also explains her method of dyeing using plant dyes.


Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm

AGM and Members’ social meeting

At Tylers Green Village Hall


November ‘Life as a Freelance Embroiderer’

by Hattie McGill

Date, format and venue TBC

In this talk, Hattie will discuss her career as an embroiderer in the costume industry and how she balances freelance work and running her own embroidery business.


December ‘Handwoven Homewares and Weaving Workshops’

by Rebecca Harvey-Browne of Dobby and Rose

Date, format and venue TBC

Rebecca set up Dobby and Rose to share her passion for weaving and also to create beautiful home wares. Rebecca will tell us how it all started, what happens in her studio. Should the meeting be in person at Tylers Green Village hall, she will also be bringing along some looms for us all to try!