Would you like to get involved?
Textile artist Tilly Rose would like your help!
I am looking to create a display wall of little stitched patches that will help create a few smiles, lots of chatter and evoke a few treasured memories of times past. You may want to use a theme ie a day out with the family, seaside fish and chips, fruit cake and a cup of tea, Grandad’s garden shed, the smell of summer….or you may want to just add a patch of stitched threads in a rainbow the list goes on…. It is open to ALL abilities.
Do you fancy joining us in making a patch and joining in with the fun?
Requirements – Each patch needs to be 5″ square and can be hand or machine stitched using any type of design you wish. You may even wish to add in other techniques such as quilting, mixed media or embroidery.
The idea is to provoke a memory through colour, pattern, texture, print, or even using found or forgotten objects from days gone by.
Any of the following can be used –
- All types of cloth – new or vintage
- Old clothing
- Old haberdashery items ie. hook & eye
- Vintage papers
- Press studs
- Old quilt pieces
- Old broken jewellery pieces
- Yarn snippets
- Hand stamped cloth
- Old keys, charms, coins
- Old tickets, handwriting, postcards etc
If you would like to join in with our display then you can send in a little patch to:
Tilly Rose Stitched Memory Patches
British Quilt and Stitch Village
c/o Nikki Reeves
Patches can also be handed in on the day you visit.
I am hoping to donate all patches to charity after the event to help support the valuable work with dementia patients.
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Stitch in the Middle
Town and Country
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individuals with our own style but bound by a love of fabric and stitch.
We are interested in design, new techniques and new ideas as well as the traditions in textiles from around the world. Many of us travel quite widely and this enables us to tap into the richness of different cultures and the wonderful variety of the visual world. We use fabric and stitch to express a personal response to respective experiences, leading to the diversity of the work developed.
The Embroiderers’ Guild
The home of Stitch and Textile Art – The international voice for Embroidery
No longer just the domain of fabric and thread, textile art now embraces (amongst other things) the world of mixed media, dyeing with rust and plants, print and videos. We hold a historical collection, aid research, support students of all ages, and publish “Stitch” and “Embroidery” magazines. Members around the country are involved at whatever level they choose in meeting regularly to listen to speakers, often in their local Branch, attend workshops, learn new skills or build on existing ones, and participate in local, regional and national projects.
Members are encouraged to participate in any area of interest at any level, whether young people learning to stitch, a professional artist extending the boundaries of textile art, or someone who simply appreciates fabric and thread. We believe that textiles are as relevant today as they have ever been, and there is a place for both the traditional, fine hand stitching alongside the bold and contemporary machine work.
The Embroiderers’ Guild exists to build awareness of stitch and textile art. We educate, encourage, inspire, and promote the achievement of excellence. This is a continuing journey. You may enter at any point.
We hope to show you that even though we are called a “Guild” there is nothing stuffy or exclusive about us! We welcome beginners and those who already stitch or are interested in textiles and textile art.
The Guild of Silk Painters
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For further information about our group – outofthefoldtextilegroup.blogspot.com
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While some found it fun and exciting, others found it more challenging to make the move towards modern but every finished piece proved most successful.