Connecting Stitchers

Kaz

Kaz McGlynn Mixed media

K Maloney book2s

Kerrie Maloney Book binding

weaving variation 2 and 3

Brenda Ryan’s Playing with Stitch

We are about to start our year’s program. Some of our groups have already met and our Intermediate Certificate Surface Stitchery students have their first class on Feb 3rd. I know they are getting excited. The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria turns 60 this year and there are many celebrations to come.

We start our Up Up and Away Exhibition year with a program of classes and workshops which will be open to the public. Connect 60: A seminar for those who like to Stitch It runs from March 10th to 22nd with  classes for all interests from Goldwork and Tudor Embroidery to more modern Playing with Stitch, Mixed Media  and Bookbinding.

To see the many other  classes and workshops we have this year Click here  Classes 2020

One of our groups is GeeTAG – the Geelong Textile Arts Group. This group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month  12.45 – 3pm at St David’s. The program for the year contains lots of different techniques culminating in some final works and a Challenge entry for the exhibition in September.

Join us at our Sit and Sew meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month starting on Feb 10th at 10am. Bring your lunch and something to sew…you’ll never look back.

Most of our meetings are held at St David’s Church Hall, Aphrasia St Newtown.

Off and running

Breaking Ts cropOur first Sit and Sew meeting for the year was held at St Davids on Monday 12th February. A great turn out to hear the speakers from the Lions Club of Quilters, Victoria They are endeavouring to collect, record, preserve and display quilts that reflect what local quilters produce in communities across the state.

We have already had a very successful introduction to the year with the first Summer school teaching Wool Hexagons, Tassells, and Bejewelled Treasure Chests.

We also featured at the Craft Alive show in Werribbee and had the first meeting for the year of our Wyndham Vale Group – now  meeting at the Manor Lakes Community Centre on the first Thursday of the month. Canvaswork group meets on the third Thursday of the Month and have had one session designing amulet bags and are about to learn creative ways to colour canvas

Don’t forget to save the date for Breaking Traditions our GEEtag Textile Arts Group Exhibition on March 16th- 18th. Entry is free from 10am – 3pm at The Shearers Arms Gallery, 202 Aberdeen Street Geelon West

Tickets are now available ($10) for the Opening night with Glenys Mann, drinks and nibblies and of course the stunning exhibition.