Spring Meeting with Rosemary Little

We are very excited to have Rosemary Little as  our speaker for the March meeting [Sat 5th in our usual venue],  on the topic of  ‘Indian inspiration’, sounds intriguing.

In the afternoon, after our monthly meeting, we have the opportunity to attend a  half-day workshop with Rose [that’s Sat afternoon 5th Mar –  from 2:00 in the Slemish Room.] The cost of the workshop will be £12.50.  There are places if you want to attend.

The topic will be Kantha Embroidery, though you may find  the term ‘Embroidery’ slightly misleading.   There are  similarities to Japanese quilting and kantha makes for a very decorative and interesting fabric. Originating in Bangladesh, it is a traditional technique of embroidered quilting, constructed with several layers of recycled white cotton fabric and simple embroidery stitches to create a graphic, richly textured surface.

More examples of Rosemary’s work can be found at  https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosebay01/
cream beige tropical kantha Kantha Rose 1

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The NIPG, as we are affectionately known, welcomes anyone interested in any aspect of patchwork and/or quilting, in whatever form. Beginner, advanced or in between. The Guild usually meets on the first Saturday of the month in the Parochial Hall of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co Down, Northern Ireland. Contact us for more information. Meetings open around 10.30 am with tea/coffee for which we charge a small visitor's fee. This is quite informal. The meeting proper begins with 'housekeeping' - various announcements relevant to our members. Often we will have engaged a speaker of note, which is sometimes followed by a workshop/ sew-in. Full day workshops are held on Sundays. We have had speakers and teachers from USA, Germany, Holland, England, not forgetting the excellent people who are locally based. Contact us or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nipatchworkguild for further information.

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