Saturday, 28 February 2015

21 February 2015 Stitch Club at Heighington

Eight of us brought along our current projects and sewed together, sometimes talking, sometimes quiet with plenty of tea and coffee. It was a lovely atmosphere. Packed lunches and local shops kept us fed.

Next stitch club on 21st March we are welcoming members to come along and stitch together, as well as there being a few of us printing.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Tables available for May Craft Fair Saturday 16th May 2015 at Bailgate Methodist Church Hall

£5 branch members
£10 for all others

Hall open to the public 10-3.30.
Book now with branch treasurer Anne Petch.

I walk the line - an exhibition at Sam Scorer Gallery 16th Feb-1st March 2015

Our former branch chair Janet Taylor is involved in this exhibition as part of her new role as Bishop Grosseteste Year Two Visual Art student. 

Open daily 10-5 (closed Mondays)

I walk the line is taken from the title of Johnny Cash’s first hit song. It was a proclamation of fidelity and a ‘note to self’ while the singer was touring the USA and tempted by adoring fans. When he was still in his first marriage, the singer himself recalled “It was kind of a prodding to myself to, `Play it straight, Johnny,’”. A line from the song – ‘I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time’ is fitting for art students who negotiate the demands of an academic training with the somewhat tacit requirement in developing a personal ‘voice’ or ‘signature’. The song’s call for vigilance is also apposite, both literally and metaphorically when creating art works relevant to contemporary practice.

Stitch Club 21st February 2015

The stitch club this Saturday at Heighington Thomas Garrett Heritage Rooms will be a bring and sew on whatever project you have currently to hand. It would be a good time to work on the branch landscape project. There will be a lot of experience available from the others in the room. Sadly Annette hasn't been well enough to lead the group this February and we look forward to enjoying her inspiration on sea and sand embroidery in November.