Textile Stage Programme

An exciting FREE programme of talks and presentations on a variety of textile topics – no need to pre-book, just turn up and take a seat.

Thursday 7th March

11.00 – FABULOUS FIDDLING WITH A FRIVOLOUS TOUCH!

with Jennie Rayment

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Fabulous Fiddling with a Frivolous Touch is a light-hearted romp through the life of a travelling fabric manipulator with a few humorous tales of life, love and longing thrown in for good measure!

12.00 – WHAT IS NEEDLE FELTING? FROM NOUGHT TO GNOME

with Steffi Stern, The Makerss

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Introducing you to the amazing craft of needle felting. What you need? How It’s done? Who is it for and what can you make? This talk and demo will cover all of the above and show case makes from whimsical decorations to practical useful items and applications. There will be tips on wools, tools and accessories, plus time for questions.

Steffi has been needle felting for over 20 years and is an expert when it comes to this amazing and addictive craft. Her innovative ‘thinking outside the box’ has helped lead the way in Needle Felting Industry and attracted many creatives as well as world famous businesses to work with her, including: Aardman Animation, Me to You Tatty Teddy, The Official Flower Fairies and RSPB.

13.00 – STITCHING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC – PART 1

with Sheena Norquay

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This PowerPoint presentation illustrates work, which Sheena completed during the first year of the pandemic as well as images taken on her daily walks along the River Ness and Caledonian Canal during the seasons. 

You will see many techniques – hand appliqué, machine piecing, fabric printing, hand embroidery, hand and machine quilting. Themes include circles, flowers, leaves, feathers, birds, seascapes, group challenges and several ideas for using scraps.

14.00 – A TRUNK SHOW – MY QUILTING STORY THROUGH VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE QUILTS

with Sarah Payne Quilter

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Sarah loves to travel – and Ioves to quilt, and she has been lucky enough to combine the two, visiting some amazing places around the world and bringing back quilts from far-flung places.

This talk will give you the opportunity to take a close look at Sarah’s collection of quilts from trips to India, Nepal, Canada and the USA, looking at how they are created, the techniques used, how the techniques have travelled from place to place, and how quilting can be a record of our own social history.

We will talk about how a fabric from India was banned in the 17th century, but not until it had changed the way we dressed and decorated our homes.

Finally, we will look at how traditional techniques are still used in some areas of the world to great effect and how the art of quilting is changing lives for the better. You will get up close and personal to Sarah’s quilts and their stories, and she promises, you will never look at a quilt in the same way again!

15.00 – FABULOUS SCRAPPY QUILTS

with Carol Munro

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Many people struggle to know what to do with scraps. In this talk Carol will demonstrate how to conquer that fear and make use of every little piece of fabric, showing you some beautiful scrap quilts for inspiration along the way.

Friday 8th March

11.00 – USING NATURE TO CREATE PATTERNED FABRIC FOR QUILTING

with Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw

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Elisabeth is a Natural dyer and a Botanical printer based in Scotland and working essentially with plant based dyed.

In this talk she will describe how she uses nature around her to create permanent marks and prints on fabric in a sustainable way. Elisabeth teaches online and in person workshops in a range of Eco techniques that allow you to use foraged and grown plants to create your own unique patterns. She specialises in working small scale with “at home” participants during the Covid crises. She grows a dye garden and forage in the Glasgow area too. 

12.00 – SEWING TOOLS, SEWING BEE AND HOGGHACKS

with Jen Hogg

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Jen Hogg is a lifelong sewist turned international sewing business owner, and got to the semi-final of The Great British Sewing Bee along the way. She’ll demonstrate her tools, share some of her popular HoggHacks, using everyday items to make your sewing life so much easier, and share some Bee gossip too!

13.00 – A TRUNK SHOW – MY QUILTING STORY THROUGH VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE QUILTS

with Sarah Payne Quilter

READ MORE

Sarah loves to travel – and Ioves to quilt, and she has been lucky enough to combine the two, visiting some amazing places around the world and bringing back quilts from far-flung places.

This talk will give you the opportunity to take a close look at Sarah’s collection of quilts from trips to India, Nepal, Canada and the USA, looking at how they are created, the techniques used, how the techniques have travelled from place to place, and how quilting can be a record of our own social history.

We will talk about how a fabric from India was banned in the 17th century, but not until it had changed the way we dressed and decorated our homes.

Finally, we will look at how traditional techniques are still used in some areas of the world to great effect and how the art of quilting is changing lives for the better. You will get up close and personal to Sarah’s quilts and their stories, and she promises, you will never look at a quilt in the same way again!

14.00 – WHAT IS NEEDLE FELTING? FROM NOUGHT TO GNOME

with Steffi Stern, The Makerss

READ MORE

Introducing you to the amazing craft of needle felting. What you need? How It’s done? Who is it for and what can you make? This talk and demo will cover all of the above and show case makes from whimsical decorations to practical useful items and applications. There will be tips on wools, tools and accessories, plus time for questions.

Steffi has been needle felting for over 20 years and is an expert when it comes to this amazing and addictive craft. Her innovative ‘thinking outside the box’ has helped lead the way in Needle Felting Industry and attracted many creatives as well as world famous businesses to work with her, including: Aardman Animation, Me to You Tatty Teddy, The Official Flower Fairies and RSPB.

15.00 – FABULOUS SCRAPPY QUILTS

with Carol Munro

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Many people struggle to know what to do with scraps. In this talk Carol will demonstrate how to conquer that fear and make use of every little piece of fabric, showing you some beautiful scrap quilts for inspiration along the way.

Saturday 9th March

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11.00 – STITCHING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC – PART 1

with Sheena Norquay

READ MORE

This PowerPoint presentation illustrates work, which Sheena completed during the first year of the pandemic as well as images taken on her daily walks along the River Ness and Caledonian Canal during the seasons. 

You will see many techniques – hand appliqué, machine piecing, fabric printing, hand embroidery, hand and machine quilting. Themes include circles, flowers, leaves, feathers, birds, seascapes, group challenges and several ideas for using scraps.

12.00 – FABULOUS FIDDLING WITH A FRIVOLOUS TOUCH!

with Jennie Rayment

READ MORE

Fabulous Fiddling with a Frivolous Touch is a light-hearted romp through the life of a travelling fabric manipulator with a few humorous tales of life, love and longing thrown in for good measure!

13.00 – SEWING TOOLS, SEWING BEE AND HOGGHACKS

with Jen Hogg

READ MORE

Jen Hogg is a lifelong sewist turned international sewing business owner, and got to the semi-final of The Great British Sewing Bee along the way. She’ll demonstrate her tools, share some of her popular HoggHacks, using everyday items to make your sewing life so much easier, and share some Bee gossip too!

14.30 – QUILTING COMPETITION AWARDS 2024

Sponsored by Janome, Madeira UK, Vlieseline, Siesta, Make & Believe Fabrics, Karelia House

Spring Birch Tree’s With Rox Pallatt, Hannah’s Room- Saturday 9th March 10.15am

In this workshop you will learn the basics of creating a mixed media landscape scene. You will learn about depth and perception as well as layering and the use of colours.

You will create a beautiful batik background for your scene to situated on, follow by the use different mediums to create the trees, which will be secured into place during the workshop. You can then take the scene home to add stitch work and as much detailing as you desire.

All materials will be provided during the workshop along with a small selection of hand sewing threads for you to use at home along with a stitch guide for you to follow.

Note: No sewing will be done during the workshop, but adhesives will be used.

Advisory Note:

Not suitable to children under 16 years.

Meet the Tutor

Rox Pallatt

Rox is the proud owner of Hannah’s Room. So who is Hannah we hear you ask? Well Hannah is Rox’s older sister and her mum, Claire, used Hannah’s bedroom as a sewing room once Hannah had left home back in 1999. This is where Hannah’s Room began. Specialising originally in Batik fabrics only, it soon became established as the UK’s leading batik specialist.

Since then Hannah’s Room has grown and grown, with Rox taking over ownership eight years ago. Rox is passionate about Hannah’s Room and what they do, as a quilter, sewer, crafter and total ‘half project’ maker, she totally understands the investment that we all make in the projects that we begin.

Spring Birch Tree’s With Rox Pallatt, Hannah’s Room- Friday 8th March 13.45pm

In this workshop you will learn the basics of creating a mixed media landscape scene. You will learn about depth and perception as well as layering and the use of colours.

You will create a beautiful batik background for your scene to situated on, follow by the use different mediums to create the trees, which will be secured into place during the workshop. You can then take the scene home to add stitch work and as much detailing as you desire.

All materials will be provided during the workshop along with a small selection of hand sewing threads for you to use at home along with a stitch guide for you to follow.

Note: No sewing will be done during the workshop, but adhesives will be used.

Advisory Note:

Not suitable to children under 16 years.

Meet the Tutor

Rox Pallatt

Rox is the proud owner of Hannah’s Room. So who is Hannah we hear you ask? Well Hannah is Rox’s older sister and her mum, Claire, used Hannah’s bedroom as a sewing room once Hannah had left home back in 1999. This is where Hannah’s Room began. Specialising originally in Batik fabrics only, it soon became established as the UK’s leading batik specialist.

Since then Hannah’s Room has grown and grown, with Rox taking over ownership eight years ago. Rox is passionate about Hannah’s Room and what they do, as a quilter, sewer, crafter and total ‘half project’ maker, she totally understands the investment that we all make in the projects that we begin.

Spring Birch Tree’s With Rox Pallatt, Hannah’s Room- Thursday 7th March 15.15pm

In this workshop you will learn the basics of creating a mixed media landscape scene. You will learn about depth and perception as well as layering and the use of colours.

You will create a beautiful batik background for your scene to situated on, follow by the use different mediums to create the trees, which will be secured into place during the workshop. You can then take the scene home to add stitch work and as much detailing as you desire.

All materials will be provided during the workshop along with a small selection of hand sewing threads for you to use at home along with a stitch guide for you to follow.

Note: No sewing will be done during the workshop, but adhesives will be used.

Advisory Note:

Not suitable to children under 16 years.

Meet the Tutor

Rox Pallatt

Rox is the proud owner of Hannah’s Room. So who is Hannah we hear you ask? Well Hannah is Rox’s older sister and her mum, Claire, used Hannah’s bedroom as a sewing room once Hannah had left home back in 1999. This is where Hannah’s Room began. Specialising originally in Batik fabrics only, it soon became established as the UK’s leading batik specialist.

Since then Hannah’s Room has grown and grown, with Rox taking over ownership eight years ago. Rox is passionate about Hannah’s Room and what they do, as a quilter, sewer, crafter and total ‘half project’ maker, she totally understands the investment that we all make in the projects that we begin.

VIP: EASTER TASSEL GARLAND with Laura Mitchell, Sew Confident – 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30

Brighten up your Easter treat table with this fun alternative to bunting. Learn how to make jumbo tassels and turn them into a garland to display in your home.

No experience necessary for this class and all ages are welcome

Workshop times: 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30

NOTE: Workshop places are on a first-come-first served basis.

Meet the Tutor

Laura Mitchell

A dressmaker for many years Laura loves to learn a new skill and challenge herself with different fibre crafts. Laura’s love of Christmas time shows in the fun macramé classes she has chosen to teach at the Creative Craft Show this autumn.

VIP: ENGLISH PAPER PIECING with Laura Mitchell, Sew Confident – 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30

This ‘mindful’ style of patchwork is all done by hand using paper templates. Laura will show you how to wrap the fabric around the paper templates and piece them together to make this pretty floral shape.

No experience necessary for this class and all ages are welcome.

Workshop times: 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30

NOTE: Workshop places are on a first-come-first served basis.

Meet the Tutor

Laura Mitchell

A dressmaker for many years Laura loves to learn a new skill and challenge herself with different fibre crafts. Laura’s love of Christmas time shows in the fun macramé classes she has chosen to teach at the Creative Craft Show this autumn.

VIP: MACRAME FEATHER with Laura Mitchell, Sew Confident – 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30

Learn the art of macramé to make this beautiful feather design. Laura from Sew Confident will take you through the process step by step to create your very own macramé feather that can be displayed individually or as part of a larger wall hanging.

No experience necessary for this class and all ages are welcome.

Workshop times: 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30

NOTE: Workshop places are on a first-come-first served basis.

Meet the Tutor

Laura Mitchell

A dressmaker for many years Laura loves to learn a new skill and challenge herself with different fibre crafts. Laura’s love of Christmas time shows in the fun macramé classes she has chosen to teach at the Creative Craft Show this autumn.

VIP: EASTER TASSEL GARLAND with Laura Mitchell, Sew Confident – 10.30, 11.30, 12.30

Brighten up your Easter treat table with this fun alternative to bunting. Learn how to make jumbo tassels and turn them into a garland to display in your home.

No experience necessary for this class and all ages are welcome

Workshop times: 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30

NOTE: Workshop places are on a first-come-first served basis.

Meet the Tutor

Laura Mitchell

A dressmaker for many years Laura loves to learn a new skill and challenge herself with different fibre crafts. Laura’s love of Christmas time shows in the fun macramé classes she has chosen to teach at the Creative Craft Show this autumn.