CETG Programme for 2021
Until further notice, there will be no live talks due to the Coronavirus. However all talks will take place on-line via Zoom at the same date as the original meeting. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and the lecture at 7.45pm.
Links will be sent to members and Visitors are welcome to join the virtual evening for £5. Please contact Pirkko Soundy to arrange this at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 11th January
“Show & Tell” by the
CETG currently has three Hand Stitching groups which meet in members
houses on a regular basis. All three groups produce some incredible work
but operate in very different ways. Each group showed work carried out
by members and talked about what they gain from these meetings.
Monday 8th February
“Stripes, Braids and Duck Tails” by Pirkko Soundy
All Nordic countries have strong traditions in National Costumes. In this
talk I will take you for a journey charting the history of Finnish National
Costumes. We will begin from the 18th and 19th century origins of Finnish
folk dress, journey through the beginning of the 20th century when what
once were the Sunday best clothes for country folk developed into
recognized National Costumes. Finally, we will also look at how these
traditional clothes have found their place in the 21st century. We will also
examine examples of costumes and the different techniques that go into
making these colourful garments and find how stripes, braids and duck tails
all help to make these costumes special. Read more about Pirkko's talk here.
Monday 8th March
“Landmarks” by Sue Nicholls
An exploration in stitch of the natural and manmade elements in a landscape
that combine to give it familiarity and sense of place. The process of turning
sketches, photographs and observations into a body of work using a variety
of materials and techniques. Read more about Sue's talk here.
Monday 12th April
“Journey into the Unconventional”
Jessica is a mixed media embroidery artist who utilises waste and
unconventional materials to create her own beads, sequins and
embellishments. She has exhibited her work in shows and galleries across
the UK and Europe and shares her skills with schools, community groups
and organisations across the country. Her talk will explore her
non-traditional approach to textiles and the journey so far in her
artistic career. Read about Jessica's inspiring work here.
Monday 17th May
Please note this meeting has been moved from the 10th May!
The presentation focuses on three areas:
1 Shelley’s personal creative journey from very early work, through to her
2 Shelley will show how her work follows a creative journey from an initial
idea, through collections, sketches, photographs, experimental pieces and
samples, towards a finished piece.
3 She will share her visual journals and sketchbooks to show some examples
of how she records a journey or holiday.
Monday 14th June
"Traditional Hand Embroidery in Detail”
Through pictures of her work Auburn will demonstrate how she progressed
gaining in accuracy, preciseness and detail throughout her training. She
will share tips along the way, and end with techniques in embroidery she's
really passionate about - Whitework, Stumpwork and 18th Century
Monday 12th July
“A Picture and a Thousand Words”
by Effie Jessop
Effie uses hand embroidery to create portraits, often using counted thread
letters to build up the tonal effect. This combining of words and image allows
for two levels of the story to be told; do the words reveal something that
the picture was concealing, or reinforce what was already visible in the image?
Effie also creates line portraits celebrating moments that are usually personal
such as birth and breastfeeding, giving wall space to things that too often are
kept only in memories.
Monday 9th August
“Rags to Riches: Finding Inspiration from the past ”
by Maria Walker
When Maria Walker found a bundle of old letters in a Cheshire Antiques Centre
she embarked on a creative journey to tell the stories they contained.
Monday 13th September “Paint with Thread”
During this talk Emillie will give an overview of her journey into painting
with thread. She will discuss how she finds inspiration from the changing
seasons, as well as discussing how the slower pace of embroidery can
bring us joy.
Monday 11th October
“Palestinian Costume and Bethlehem
Embroidery” by Deborah Mullins
An illustrated introduction to the traditional women’s dress of pre-1948
Palestine, set in its context and an exploration of the tahriri embroidery
used on Bethlehem dresses of the period - and how it has inspired
Deborah’s own work.
Monday 8th November “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 and making at London College of Fashion.
Monday 13th December “Handspinning and Natural Dyeing”
by Gilly Pusey
Gilly explains the processes and history of spinning wool from
fleece to yarn, and will bring a spinning wheel for demonstration.
She also explains her method of dyeing with plant dyes.