Past Programmes of Meetings and Workshops


Jan 11th - Talk - What is textile conservation? by Rebecca Bissonet.
Jan 12th - Workshop - machine embroidery with Sheila Barrow -

Feb 8th - MEMBERS ONLY Talk by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn - Inspired to Stitch.
Feb21 & 22 - Workshop - 'Bond, build and layer' with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn

March 8th - WTEG - Be creative - small group activities

April 12th - Talk by Liz Ashurst 'Inspiration Eastern'
April 13th - Workshop - Folk Art and Embroidery with Liz Ashurst

May 10th - Talk by Naomi Beevers 'Finding my Wings'
May 11th - Workshop - Reel Birds with Naomi Beevers

June 14th - Talk by Susan Kay-Williams 'History of the RSN'
June 9th - The Red Dress with Kirstie Macleod at Otterbourne Village Hall -

July 12th - Talk by Emily Jo Gibbs 'A Creative Journey
July 13th - Workshop - Textiles And silk organza with Emily Jo Gibbs. Weeke Community Centre, Taplings Road, Winchester SO22 6HG

August 26 & 27 - WTEG Open Studios at Fryern Community Centre

Sept 23rd - Be Creative - activity led by the committee

Oct 11th - AGM and talk by a member

Oct 28&29 - Workshop - Painting for the Terrified with Richard Box

Nov 8th -

Dec13th - Christmas tea and Dorothy Carbonell Red competition


January 12th - Talk given by Anne Richards, 'Just add to water - Textiles that shape themselves'.
ZOOM - members will be sent the link in the newsletter.
January 15th & 16th - Workshop with Richard Box, 'Drawing with a needle'. At Fryern Pavilion (Community Centre), Chandlers Ford.

February 9th - Talk given by Stephanie Smart - 'The House of Embroidered Paper'. At Fryern Pavilion.
February 10th - Workshop with Arlene Shawcross, Textures with velvet - at WEEKE COMMUNITY CENTRE, WINCHESTER.

March 9th - Members Day - mini group workshops led by members. At Fryern Pavilion.

April 13th - Talk given by Nicky Barfoot., 'From knitted nudes to quirky peeps. At Fryern Pavilion.
April 14th - Workshop with Nicky Barfoot - Modular magic, knitting one square at a time - at Otterbourne Village Hall

May 11th - Talk given by Julia Gahagan, 'It's a small world'. At Fryern Pavilion.
May 12th - Workshop with Julia Gahagan - Little village scenes - at Otterbourne Village Hall
May 19th - Members only Mini workshop 'Using an embellishing machine'

June 8th - Talk given by Anne Crutchley, 'Passementiere'. At Fryern Pavilion.
June 9th - Workshop with Vanessa Rolf - 'Mapping in Stitch' - a hand stitching workshop

July 13th - Talk given by Consuelo Simpson, ' 'String, string, string and a bit of rope'. At Fryern Pavilion.

August 3rd - Members only - Summer Picnic - 11.00am - 3.00pm

August 27 & 28 - WTEG as part of Hampshire Open Studios at Fryern Pavilion.

September 14th - Mini Makes - led by the Committee.

October 12th - AGM - short talk
October 15 & 16 - Workshop with Richard Box, 'Drawing for the Terrified' At Fryern Pavilion

Nov 9th - Talk by Alice Kettle - Stitching Stories

Dec 14th - Christmas tea and Esme Parker hand stitch competition - 'Winter'

May 12th - Zoom talk given by Diana Springall, 'What do you Mean by Embroidery'.

June 9th - Zoom talk given by Richard Box, 'Richard's Adventures in Drawing, Painting and Embroidery'.

July 14th - Members Picnic, our first face to face gathering, starting at 11.00am.
Postponed due to Covid restrictions - new date 21st July.

September 8th - Talk given by Carol Naylor, 'A Passion for Colour'. At St Barnabas Church.
September 9th - Workshop with Carol Naylor, 'Sky and Seascapes'.
Unfortunately Carol Naylor is unable to attend either day. We have managed to book another speaker for September 8th, Chrissie Juno Mann,. She is an international award winning embroiderer 2018 and a qualified Royal School of Needlework tutor. Her talk is entitled, 'My Work and Animals in Stitch'.
Chrissie's website is

October 9th and 10th - Workshop with Richard Box, 'Poppies'. At Fryern Pavilion (Community Centre), Chandlers Ford.


November 10th - Talk given by the author, Tracy Chevalier, entitled 'Embroidery in the Cathedral'. At FRYERN PAVILION
November 11th - Workshop with Rosi Robinson - Discover the magic of batik - at WEEKE COMMUNITY CENTRE, WINCHESTER.

December 8th - Christmas Social. At FRYERN PAVILION - and what fun we had making our pin rings.