Leicestershire Quilters are a friendly group who welcome visitors and new members. We are interested in the whole range of patchwork and quilting. Although we do not sew at our meetings, some of our more experienced members are happy to share their knowledge and love of quilting with less experienced members. Details of our current workshops are on our “Workshops” page and examples of earlier work can be found in our gallery. We have a different speaker each month giving interesting, lively talks on a range of textile related topics.
We also organise two competitions a year for our members and arrange outings to exhibitions, etc..
Each year, we fund raise for a local charity. This year our charity is Leicestershire and Rutland Women’s Aid.
Please do come and visit us. Your first meeting is free.
Please visit our website for more details: http://www.leicestershirequilters.co.uk/
The photos show the winners of our “Silver Thimble Competition”
Follow The Thread
‘ Follow the Thread’ is a group of 15 textile artists based in the East Midlands. We meet monthly at Easton on the Hill to stitch, exchange ideas, and have workshops. There is a range of strengths within the group covering felting, free motion machine stitch, hand stitch, patchwork and quilting and 3D work. We are united in our love of textiles and the passion to create.
For further information about the group, please contact: Gill Green, 01572 868857.
Lincs In Stitches
I am a Feltmaker and Textile Artist based in Horncastle on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, with a real passion for creating with fibre and fabric.
I run workshops, both locally and nationally, encouraging and motivating others to learn and enjoy these skills. The inspiration for a lot of my work comes from nature and the beautiful countryside around my home town.
I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association, Lincolnshire Contemporary Craft Network, Jeudis and the Waltham Textile Group.
Leicestershire Bobbin Lace Guild
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month (except July & August)
Commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Speakers and activities
Venue:- Age UK, Paddock Street, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2AN
Please come along and join us, you will be made very welcome.
For more information contact Sheila Hewitt (Secretary) on 01455 554375
Tesserae is a group of artists practising and extending various aspects of textile-related techniques, ranging through embroidery, weaving, lace, paper and braidmaking.