January 2019

It’s lovely to be back in the swing of sewing and there were some fab projects on the go today. The blog has been updated – do take a peek
You can also read a report about the recent Dyeing to Paint session and there is a review of our past year’s activity on this link

Those of you at the meeting today will be aware that we have launched a new project for the year– should you wish to take part – called Make Do and Mend. It is focused on being creative with recycled fabric and new left over fabrics that have been consigned to your scrap buckets- which we are confident there is no shortage of! A few ideas were floated at today’s meeting and Chris brought in an old dolls pram (see blog) which she thought people might be inspired to renovate in some way. A number of members were interested in making the denim bag from old jeans so we will organise a date in the near future to make one – if you would like to join in please let us know. A document outlining how the project was developed (with ideas) can be downloaded here

The Trip to St Fagan’s on 22 January is fully booked. An email with final details will be circulated shortly to those who have booked to go.

The Screen Printing workshop (1 March) and the Beatle Bag workshop (12 April) are both fully booked.

The pop up shop at Old Hall, Cowbridge is booked 17-21 September 2019 to show the beautiful work that we hung in Tapestri café, Swansea in August last year . However, if you would like to submit a new (small) piece of work let us know. We have chosen this venue as there is a craft festival being planned in Cowbridge around those dates next year.

All CE events and meeting dates are posted on the programme page of the blog


We meet again on Thursday 7 February 2019 – same time, same place.


1 – 31 March 2019 Quilter’s Guild Region 12 Celebration Exhibition Cardigan Castle. Contact Gill Clark

4 May – 1 June 2019 Wild – Art Textiles Made in Britain exhibition Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes

11 May 2019 – Introduction to Indigo Dyeing St Fagan’s Museum

3 August – 14 September 2019 – Silver Threads – The Quilt Association 25th anniversary exhibition Minerva Arts Centre

If you have any news to share email

Looking forward to seeing you next month

Best wishes

Monica & Liz