Thursday, 15 October 2009

Talking Threads - TV Show

Talking Threads have created a series of programs currently being aired on the Country Channel (Sky 171) on all different aspects of textiles etc, which I thought might be of interest to everyone.

Below is the complete listing for the Talking Threads TV Show:

Episode 1- Wednesday 14th Oct 19:00- Jill Kennedy
Episode 2- Wednesday 21st Oct 19:00
Episode 3- Wednesday 28th Oct 19:00
Episode 4- Wednesday 4th Nov 19:00
Episode 5- Wednesday 11th Nov 19:00
Episode 6- Wednesday 18th Nov 19:00
Episode 7- Wednesday 25th Nov 19:00
Episode 8- Wednesday 2nd Dec 19:00
Episode 9- Wednesday 9th Dec 19:00
Episode 10- Wednesday 16th Dec 19:00

Each episode will be repeated on Thursday morning (05:30) and again at lunch time (12:00). It is also being shown on Sundays at 12:00.

Remember, if you don't have Sky you can still watch it for free via the Country Channel TV Website [ website ] which works similar to the BBC iPlayer or video on demand. You can watch Talking Threads anytime, each episode will be available online from the day it goes out on Sky and will stay there indefinitely.

Thanks to Talking Threads for all the information.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Goldwork Guild Magazine Issue 5

Issue 5 of the Goldwork Guild Magazine is now available and packed with lots of interesting articles and news, most noteworthy being the date for the next Goldwork Guild meeting, which is on Sunday 4th October.

After the success of the last meeting, it will again be staged in two parts. Starting at 10:00, the morning will be a goldwork-related enjoyable activity [last time we unpicked some pieces of goldwork, a couple of which were very old, to see how they had been made up. It almost felt criminal to do this to such old pieces, but it was really interesting and we all learnt a great deal].

The proper meeting will start at 14:00. If you wish to attend the whole day, the cost will be £12.00. To attend just the meeting in the afternoon, the cost is £8.00. Tea/coffee and naughty cakes will be provided. For lunch, there are venues nearby.

This will all take place at Whitminster Hall, Gloucestershire. For full details contact Janice Williams, or Miranda Clarke, or visit the Goldworkguild website at .

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Goldwork Guild Magazine Issue 4 Now Available

The Goldwork Guild Magazine, Issue 4 is now available and I believe is the best issue yet. There is plenty in there to get you thinking and a nice centre spread of our 'experimentation' using some unusual metallic materials in alternative ways, that took place at the last Goldwork Guild meeting at Whitminster, Gloucestershire in April 2009. A question is posed at the bottom of this: Is this Goldwork? And, is there a place for this type of approach in contemporary work? Answers gratefully recieved on these questions!

There is a theme around Spanish embroidery in this edition, along with creating designs using a continuous line of gold and details of a new kit that has just become available from the Goldwork Guild.

Please let's have your comments, the Guild needs to know it's doing a good job!