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The Important Stuff

Stay informed of all the latest updates regarding our group. From important announcements to information

about upcoming events, this is where you’ll find the most relevant articles about Newcastle Embroidery and Textile Art. 

We will also add information about other relevant exhibitions, open studios and craft fairs.

The Association of Northern Stitch Groups (ANSG) competitions and events for 2023 are as follows:

The AGM was held at Bowburn Community, Durham Road, Bowburn DH6 5AT Centre on 22 April 2023 and included

refreshments, a sales table, book stall (last chance), and a raffle.

The Annual General business meeting was followed by a talk by Dr Mary Brooks: ‘Unpicking the Morton Cope’

‘Medieval vestments reconfigured’. Followed by a Q & A session.

The  ANSG Competition, to be held at the Area Afternoon on 28th October 2023, has the title of SPACE. 

Entries can be in any embroidery technique but the stitched area should be no more than 5” (12.5cm) square -although the mount and/or frame can be larger. Three dimensional items should not exceed 5” (12.5 cm) in any direction.

There will be a £25 cash prize for the winner which will be chosen by the members.

The Fund-raising challenge, which all groups are encouraged to contribute to, is to provide card holders which

will be sold for £3 each or two for £5. The fabric pocket can be constructed in any way but should be

sized to be able to take a standard credit card, bank card, loyalty card, travel pass etc.

                                           Events around the North East

DURHAM CASTLE  ‘Fragments from History’ an exhibition by Take a Stitch 2 Durham (formerly Durham branch), 1st April---30th June.

THE HEARTH  ‘Open Studios’ on 27th & 28th May. They advise you to book a free place on-line. Horsley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE15 0NT.

THE BISCUIT FACTORY  until the 30th July, an exhibition of work by embroidery artist Olga Prinko.

RICHMOND STATION  ‘ELEMENTS 2’, an exhibition by Interface Arts until 14th June. Check it out on or www.the

ALLENDALE FORGE STUDIOS  an Indian Block printing workshop, held on Tuesday 30th May. To book a place contact Jaci at

OPEN STUDIOS  Deb Cooper Textile Art & Tweedfiend are moving to Dene Workshops, Mickley, Stocksfield NE43 7BJ. They are having an Opening event on Thursday 1st June 1.30 pm—

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