CETG Programme for 2021
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
embroidery. Read about Auburn's work here.
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. Read about Effie's amazing work here.
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.
Read here about the amazing coincidence which led to an exhibition which travelled
round the UK highlighting the everyday experience of a working class family of
100 years ago.
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. Read more about Emillie's amazing lifelike work here.
Monday 11th October
AGM and Members' Social Evening
The 2021 Annual General Meeting took place at 7.30pm at Tylers Green Village Hall
Due to the scheduled speaker being unavailable, it was a social evening for members
only, and was the only in-person meeting of the year. Members brought along work they have
completed during lockdown to "show and tell". Read more here.
Monday 8th November “Stitching the Forest Floor”
Inspired by nature and her surroundings in the Surrey Hills, Amanda Cobbett’s fungi,
moss, lichen and bark embroideries are astonishingly realistic textile copies of the flora
found in the hidden understorey of the forest. In tonight’s talk Amanda will share her
artistic journey, her inspiration and influences and give you a glimpse into daily life
in the studio. Read more here.
Monday 13th December "Down the Rabbit Hole"
by Claire Mort
Claire is an award winning British textile artist and has recently been featured on the
BBC2 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Show. Her work is held in collections in Europe,
Australia and the USA. She is fascinated by women and their journey through life and
explores them through their stories true, perceived and otherwise. Are we really a
product of our upbringing and environment and is change truly possible? Read about Claire's
rollercoaster journey to finding herself as a textile artist here.