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next meeting Monday 28 April

A reminder the next meeting is a week later than usual due to Easter – 10.30 in the meeting room near the entrance to the Kingston library (LINC)

Various Workshops

Place still available in Penny Eamer’s two workshops. A wonderful sample of her work will be available for viewing at both of the next meetings.


There are details of workshops being run by groups and individuals other than Stitching and Beyond. Log in to see details in the members’ area of these workshops:
Aussi shibori (introductory) by Ken Smith
Pop up books with Leonie Oakes
Drawing, Sampling and Ideas by Ruth Hadlow


Isobel Hall‘s latest book, “Saxon and Medieval Inspirations” is self published and this book as well as “Textile Adventures” can be ordered direct from Isobel Hall.


Two new books recently received by Canberra Needlework:
Collagraph a journey through texture by Kim Major-George, cost $45; and
Approaches to stitch edited by Maggie Grey and featuring six textile artists Elizabeth Brimelow, Ro Bruhn, Ruth Lee, Sian Martin, Olga Norris and Beryl Taylor. Cost $40.

Web Trawlings

Interview with Jeanne Williamson – interesting transition away from quilted pieces to pieces mounted on board.
Useful digital colour scheme design tool


All the tempting news from Ruche! Ruche fabrics


And from the UK School of Colour: SOC_UK_Newsletter_April_2014_ (Note: this is a large file I have been unable to downsize)

Print Exchange Opportunity

The fabulous Virginia Spiegel has hatched a plan for a really cool art exchange!
It’s a fun way to try out techniques from Intentional Printing and trade art with your fellow artists – stop by her site here to get all the details and join in the Intentional Printing Java Art Exchange!


A new set of inspiring articles from Hand Eye magazine: Hand eye magazine
Fibre Art Now available on digital subscription.


Some of Anita’s jewellery using Mahdi’s dyed threads: From Anita

Alpaca Fiesta

Alpaca fiesta
Saturday 19 April 2014, 9:00am – Sunday 20 April 2014

Further details: Alpaca fiesta