Summer School at Ruskin College Oxford - Course leader Jo Stanley with guest artist Solveigh Goett

Wednesday, 20 June 2007


My Lifestory in Fabric
23RD – 25TH JULY 2007

Are you bored with words and looking for other ways to represent your history?

This creative textiles/autobiography course can help you put your life onto fabric, using computers.

We will make RAG ALBUMS, WALL HANGINGS, AND ART OBJECTS from your own photos, documents and writings using Image Ready and Lasertran.

Join us on this three-day residential course in the heart of Oxford City Centre.

Courses cost £36 (this covers tuition, residence and all meals during your stay). If you are on Income Related Benefits you may be able to get your course

For more details contact the Short Course Office on 01865 517807 or email

Threads Unite Women - Exhibition Venues

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Getting ready for Father's Day?

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

TEXTil - exhibition of miniature textiles at Gallery X, Bratislava/Slovakia - 21 June to 31 August

Monday, 11 June 2007

men need a hobby

Saturday, 9 June 2007

"One if my readers wrote to me the other day and she said:

"I always feel sorry for men (forgive me!) that they haven't a stand-by in needlework, as we women have, and I think if a wife can put a craft in her husband's way she is doing a rather good thing for all concerned."

I agree. Let's get together on this matter.

Most women have things to employ their spare time with, and most men haven't.

I rather envy my sister who seems as if she never knew what it is to be at a loose end.

There is, for instance, always her knitting.

After supper, if I have nothing else to do, I draw my chair up to the fire and prepare to twiddle my fingers, or gossip or yawn, or perhaps get the cards and play a game of Patience, to beguile away the time. But Augusta comes into the sitting room, dumps her knitting bag on the sofa, settles herself, and then begins to knit, and while she is gossiping or lecturing me she knits and makes quite charming things for herself to wear."

Sourc: Womam's Weekly No. 1880 Vol.LXXIII, January 10, 1948, p.36: A Friendly Talk by THE Man-WHO-SEES

Story Time

Saturday, 2 June 2007