Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Another success with the public popping in to take part in our ‘Have a Go’ sessions.

As you will see from the picture below we were in among the children’s book section so once they had found their books they then stopped to have a look at what was going on..

From the left – Kay, Nicky, Anne and Sue – I am behind the camera!!!!!


MARCH MEETING–Saturday 9th

Dionne Swift- Talk - 'Discovering Devore'

Dionne is often referred to as the 'Devore Lady' as she knows Devore techniques inside out & upside down, as it has been her area of specialism for many years. You will learn about the process & see how she has used it within her work. She will also bring plenty of samples for us to look at.

This will be followed later in the year with a full day workshop on 17th August - 'Exploring Devore'

Monday, 11 February 2013


In case anyone doesn’t know what this is – a small group of members decided to support this  charitable project to make quilts and blankets for children in hospital or care, after having a speaker to the branch some time ago.

Angela McLarnon is now running this and at our meeting on February 9th, she launched a new ‘patchwork pack’ with full instructions and cut fabrics, and she had purchased new wool for the knitted blankets – all seemed to be very popular as many had been taken by the end of the afternoon.
Anyone else interested in working one of these kits should contact Angela at the next meeting.

We also received a lot of newly completed work and Angela would like to pass on her thanks to everyone for their response at the meeting - - -
3 knitted jumpers and 2 baby outfits.
7 knitted blankets
6 Quilts – including a wonderful Touchy Feely one made by Audrey.



We think there are still some items which were taken some time ago that have not been returned, so please let Angela know if you have one of these.
If you need help in completing anything please bring to the next meeting.


Working with Maps and Found Text’
was the title of Elizabeth’s talk and her display of Books, Boxes and Mixed Media pieces was inspirational.

Elizabeth uses a mix of old Ordnance Survey maps, old book pages and sheet music to create folded and manipulated pages for her books and a variety of small boxes to hold the books – all very imaginative.
Lots of brown paper, painted maps and old book pages are used for a huge variety of finished pieces.

As well as using the printed pages from old books, she prints her own text onto cotton organdie and Tissutex to create just a hint of it in the backgrounds of some of her mixed media work.  A selection of which is shown below.





P1030006  A mixed media piece.