Author Archives: administrator

Tidal Offerings by Anne Jeffares


Opening Reception: Friday 4th August 7-9 pm
The space between the shoreline and the cliff face of the North Beach at Bray has been a constant source of inspiration and discovery for me. This landscape, at the mercy of both weather and tides, is constantly changing, depositing a variety of treasures and detritus at the same time on the beach. Observations of the changing cliff face, pocket size treasures gathered on walks, these tidal offerings have been chosen for their shape, colour and texture. sorted and arranged together for this work on cloth. Using sketch books and photography, each piece is built from hand dyed, printed and stitched cotton, linen, wool or silk.

 A member of the 04 Group of Textile Artists and The Irish Guild of Embroiderers.

Moira Byrne Workshop

Moria Byrne will be giving a workshop on Saturday 3rd December. The workshop will immediately follow a talk by Moira and the guild meeting in Mount Merrion.

“In this workshop we will explore ways of using sheer fabrics to create an interesting image.  We will layer several plain coloured sheer fabrics over either printed cotton or other sheers with interesting images,  stitch images and then cut and burn away some of the layers to create interesting colours and shapes.  Finally we will do more stitching and embellishing.” Moira Byrne

Places are still available but booking fast. If you are interested, please email

**Workshops run by the Guild are only available to guild members** 

Work on Sheer Fabrics by Moira Byrne

Moira Byrne Moira Byrne Moira Byrne

December Meeting

The 5234888_r_z002ameeting this Saturday 3rd December 2016 we have our very own Moira Byrne giving a talk on “A Sheer Passion for Stitch” and this will be followed by her workshop. 
Also on Saturday we will be taking bookings for February’s Mini workshops.  and there are several to choose from:
  • Anne Jeffares – Transfer Printing
  • Sidella O’Brien – Books/Book Covers
  • Sue Court – Cording & Wrapping
  • Sheila Broughan – Introducing Felting with Marbles
  • Fiona Bailey-Smith – Beaded Bracelet
  • Kantha work (Tutor to be assigned)
There will be no talk at the February meeting and booking is a must for the workshops!

We will have have details on Mary McIntosh’s workshop “Shrivel Up & Dye” taking place in March.

Please note that Workshops are only available to members. For more details on the workshop, please log onto the members page.

January as always will be our famous  quiz and rummage sale. This is a great time to tidy your sewing space and rummage out your unnecessary stitching accouterments for the January rummage-sale!! As always the saying goes one stitchers junck is another stitchers treasure! As always all proceeds raised go to a charity, details of the chosen charity to be announced….

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday for our last meeting before Christmas. Lets make it a festive one. – there may even be mince pies to tempt you!!!