This month we are not having a speaker but more of a social morning. We have so many new members that we would like to get to know. After the usual announcements, workshop bookings (December workshop with Alexis Bernstorff) and library, we sill settle down to a morning of stitching. This is a members only meeting, but new members are welcome to join on the day. Current members can see more details on the ‘Members only’ page.
1st December: Alexis Bernstorff will give the talk " Stitch Interpretations"
1st-2nd December: Sat afternoon (14.00-16.00) and Sunday ( 10.00- 16.00)
Workshop " Using Stitch for Texture". Cost: €100 per person
Bookings were taken at the October meeting. Please email us for availability.
Below are some examples of Alexis’s work
As usual our January meeting is a lighthearted affair, we don’t have a speaker, but a test of your textile related general knowledge in the annual Quiz. Alongside this is the Rummage Sale for charity.. Clear out your craft and sewing cupboards and bring along the unwanted treasures for others to buy in aid of our chosen charity for this year. Last year we raised €1000 for a local charity ‘Storehouse’. This is a members only event, but new members are very welcome to join on the day.. Current members can see more details, as they come available, in the ‘Members Only’ section.
Members teaching members, sharing our skills and knowledge.
2-hour Taster Workshops in a Variety of techniques. We have not yet decided on the workshops that will be available, Members you can make suggestions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the next meeting.
Cost: €15 per workshop
This is a members only meeting, there is no speaker. The morning workshops run from 10am to 12pm, and the afternoon workshops run from 2pm to 4pm. Members can book for one workshop in each session. Details will be posted in the ‘Members Only’ section when we have details. Members, if you would like to teach a workshop please do get in touch to the above email address, we are always looking for new ideas!
Booking will be at the December meeting.
6th October: Jonathan Korejko will give the talk “Making Paper”
6th – 7th October: Saturday afternoon (14.00-16.00) and Sunday (10.00-16.00)
Workshop “Papermaking for Textile Artists”. Cost: €120 per person
Booking was at the September meeting.
Members, see the members section for further details of the workshop.
The image here is fabric incorporated into paper, and is one of many exciting new ideas on creating substrates for stitch. For more information about Jonathan, and see further examples of the papers he makes, look up http://www.jonathankorejko.co.uk/
An exhibition of Contemporary Textiles, (Element 15) Ceramics (Eleanor Swan) and Fine Art Print (Jocelyn Stephens). A site-specific collaboration by seventeen artists. Our work has taken inspiration from Castletown's history, architecture, interiors, exteriors and from the lives of the aristocracy who created Castletown House and Demesne. 10th - 22nd August 2018, The Stables, Castletown House, Celbridge. Official opening 11th August @ 3 pm.
Littoral opens in Heron's Court, Skibberreen on Friday 27th July.
Wild Threads say: We are very excited to be taking part in this year'sSkibbereen Arts Festival with our 'Littoral' exhibition. Littoral means 'relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake' and we have had fun being inspired by this theme, so expect lots of watery loveliness and depictions of our own shorelines!