Workshops and Talks offered by members
Ann has had work published in Stitch, Classic Stitches and Workbox magazines Ann is inspired by nature in close-up detail, which she puts down to being short-sighted as a child and having to peer closely to see things. Another recurring theme in her work is the treasures hidden beneath the earth, whether fossil or mineral.
Ann is also interested in architecture and the layers of history it displays. Her own work is often constructed in layers, revealing and concealing what is beneath. She frequently uses photographs taken on travels with her husband, a photographer, for inspiration.
Julie started her adventures in textiles as a mature student with City and Guilds in Creative Embroidery in 1996 then a BA (Hons) Surface Pattern/Textiles in 2000 and PGCE Art and Design the following year. She has previously taught patchwork and embroidery at Preston College and now teaches as a freelance tutor
Joan became a founder member of Textilia III after completion of City & Guilds Part 2 in 1995. She has since gained a 1st Class honours degree in Textiles and Printmaking from Bradford College. She now teaches textiles and runs workshops in schools and colleges She has worked on a year's placement with Chrysalis Arts where she was involved with Public and Regeneration Artwork, giving her the opportunity to continue to explore her interest in site specific installations. Her own work over the past three years has focused on the presence of breast cancer in our culture and the way that we perceive it.
She specialises in working with paper and wax incorporating hand and machine stitch.
She offers workshops, both in schools and colleges and for private groups
Margaret joined a beginners group for patchwork and quilting on taking early retirement from primary teaching. She likes to work in a formal and symmetrical way, interpreting traditional design in patchwork, quilting and appliqué. Machine embroidery is used to create textural effects within the formal designs.
Catherine Slater and Linda Dewart
This two-day workshop is an opportunity to develop your feltmaking and decorative techniques and take away a truly individual seamless wrap, collar, or sarong. The much talked about embellisher - an electric machine with barbed needles which can speed up aspects of felt-making - will be available to try.
Margaret has had a lifetime experience of being creative. Her passion has found a home in crafts, embroidery, mixed media and her beautiful garden. She has continued and extended her work through her willingness to share ideas and is now visiting other media such as paper and felt. Margaret joined Textilia III after finishing her City & Guilds in embroidery. Her work has often been exhibited with other groups.