New crafting group calls for stitch and textile enthusiasts

By Jessica Durston - 8 September 2021

Arts and CultureCommunity

A new textile group based in Marlborough and the surrounding area are inviting new members to join its workshops.

Group photo of Textiles and Stitch Around Marlborough

Textiles and Stitch Around Marlborough is an independent group for textile artists, enthusiasts and learners alike.

The group comes together on the first Monday of each month at Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge, near Marlborough, and says its aim is to be inspiring, inclusive and supportive.

It came about as a result of the Embroiderers' Guild dissolving its branches earlier this year. The group is keen to invite new members to join and take advantage of the workshops and talks it delivers every month.

During the pandemic members were able to continue online with video meetings, speakers, workshops, and sewing challenges.

There is a programme lined up from September for existing and new members, starting with the story of quilt making, fabric printing, spinning and weaving, and more.

The first meeting of Textiles and Stitch Around Marlborough was held on Monday 6 September when 36 members heard M A Katritzky talk on The Needlework Collaboration of Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick.  

The following day, 10 members enjoyed a lino cutting workshop with Louise Nichols.

The next meeting of Textiles and Stitch Around Marlborough will be on Monday 4 October at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge. Sue Hobson will hold a talk, entitled 'What is a Quilt.' 

Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. 

More information about the group can be found at https://textilesandstitch.co.uk/ or by emailing Lindsay Sherwood at frenchknots2014@yahoo.co.uk

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