We have now been meeting fortnightly on a regular basis since 2005, initially under the protective wing of Lingen AAI, but are now an independent club. We explore different techniques and materials, covered (in a fairly wide sense of the word) by the term “stitching” and it’s associated arts (such as dyeing cloth, felt making and other varied techniques).
Not being the types to hide our handiwork, we hold an annual display of our year’s output in the church over the August bank holiday.
Venturing further afield we enjoy day trips to various quilting and stitching shows, not forgetting the opportunity this has given us to indulge ourselves in a bit of shopping (a dedicated stitcher can never have too much fabric!!!!). Each year a major excursion is organised to a stitching event even further afield such as Scotland, Harrogate or to France and we have even allowed husbands to come occasionally.
As well as using in-house tutors we have a variety of specialist teachers which gives us an opportunity to further widen our stitching capabilities. These have included such well-known needlewomen as Sheena Norquay and Jenny Rayment.
As a group, we have also produced quilts for such charities as the Linus Foundation (who donate quilts to seriously ill children in hospital), Quilts of Valour - for soldiers wounded in Afghanistan, as well as quilts for raffle prizes for St Michael and All Angels' Church. We have been assisted in this by generous donations of fabric, so if you have any threads, wool or fabric you no longer need, you can be sure it will be put to good use.
We have occasional spaces, so if you would like to join our activities, please contact the above.
Members of 'Lingen Stitchers' at work
left to right -
Maggie, Mary & Claire.
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