Create and Enjoy! - NORAH STOCKER  ARTIST
ARCHIVES: 2015/14
2-31 MAY 2015 EASTERN REGIONAL TEXTILE FORUMTEXTILE FESTIVALFARMLAND MUSEUM ANDDENNY ABBEYThe Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9PQ
I will be exhibiting some my work based on the Poor Clares for one month at Denny Abbey. We are 29 artists from the ERTF exhibiting our work. Our work is taken from, the collections, buildings and surroundings of Denny abbey and the Farmland Museum. The itinerary for the month is varied. I will be there on 31 May for Meet The Artists day so do come and say hello.
www.dennyfamlandmuseum.org.uk for full details
NEWS: 2015visiting tutors KIM THITTICHAI in APRIL, Libby Smith series of workshops May, June, Oct 2015. visit website often! *Apologies from Hilary Beattie but she has been very unwell and will be cancelling 2015 bookings. Hilary we all wish you well and recovery from your mental health issues. 
SATURDAY 07 MARCH 2015 10 am to 4pmCOLCHESTER EMBROIDERERS GUILD - The Ballroom, The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, CO11 1EU 
ART COLLAGE PANEL  by Norah Stocker - enjoy a fun day exploring methods of design and techniques.  I will be teaching a one day workshop for you to create a collage using torn photos and magazine papers, then print the design onto fabric using my inkjet printer.  We will then blend the design with artist mediums followed by using hand stitching or free machine embroidery stitch onto fabric to create a small panel. (£30) To book contact Lesley Sams, tel: 07958379302,  lesleymaq2@gmail.com 
20-22 FEBRUARY 201510 am to 5 pm ERTF EXHIBITION - 6th Form Centre atTEXTILES IN FOCUSCOTTENHAM VILLAGE COLLEGECOTTENHAM, CAMBS CB24 8UA
A very BIG thank you to all whom visited the show. I was disappointed that I could not attend but was teaching all three days. I hear the response was very positive to our ERTF exhibition and now have new members. Many thanks Norah Stocker 
THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOWFive Lakes, Crowne Plaza Resort12-14  February 2015 10am-5pm  
A very BIG thankyou to all who visited my stand over the three day show.  Lovely to meet everyone and all the interest shown in my work. Look forward to seeing you next year if not before. Norah and Ray

DESIGN2STITCH  FANTASIA TEXTILES STUDIO
DESIGN2STITCH FANTASIA TEXTILES STUDIO
Myself and all the City & Guilds students together at the exhibition. 
 
EXHIBITION NEWS SUNDAY 3 AUGUST 2014: 







City & Guilds Students Stitched Textiles Exhibition 
A BIG THANKYOU to all who visited the exhibition it was very successful and the comments were so generous all day. I would also like to thank all my City & Guilds students for the excellent work they have produced and how professional and friendly they all were to the public. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Have a wonderful summer … x Norah x For further details contact me norahstocker@gmail.com 
for further details on City & Guilds courses I run click HERE 
 
 
 
EXHIBITION June 2014:PRINT2STITCH "DIVERSITY IN NATURE: I would like to thank all of you that visited our exhibition at Snape Maltings. It is a great venue and went very well.  
 
 
 

2014

THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOW
Five Lakes, Crowne Plaza Resort
12-14  February 2015 10am-5pm
 
Fantasia Textiles - Design2Stitch one and half hour Textile & Mixed Media Workshops held at our stand. We will be using Janome sewing machines and hand stitching
£10 per session
  
Bookings taken in advance contact norahjanet@hotmail.com - which is what I would recommend as some workshops get booked up quickly. Or book on day at stand.
 
Thursday 12 /FEBRUARY 2015
 
Fabric Postcards 10.30 am - 12 o'clock. Using collage of fabrics,  mixed media art with hand or machine stitch
 
Altered Canvas 2 pm - 3.30pm using mixed media techniques
 
Friday 13 FEBRAURY  2015
 
Beautiful fabric bowls 10.30 am - 12 o'clock. machine stitched
 
Coiled bowls 2 pm - 3.30 pm fabric wrap and hand stitch
 
Saturday 14 FEBRUARY 2015
 
Shabby chic accessories 10 am - 12 o'clock. With lace and fabric using hand or machine stitch
 
Fabric boxes - 2 pm - 3.30 pm mixed media fun using machine  stitch 
 
I will also have some of my work to sell. We will bring some of our lovely Fantasia Bazaar products for sale as well. 

20-22 FEBRUARY 2015
10 am to 5 pm 
ERTF EXHIBITION - 
6th Form Centre at
TEXTILES IN FOCUS
COTTENHAM VILLAGE COLLEGE
COTTENHAM, CAMBS CB24 8UA

Do come along. I will be exhibiting some of my work for sale at this exhibition. Look for the ERTF exhibition in 6th Form Centre.

SATURDAY 07 MARCH 2015 
10 am to 4pm
COLCHESTER EMBROIDERERS GUILD - The Ballroom, The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, CO11 1EU 

ART COLLAGE PANEL  by Norah Stocker - enjoy a fun day exploring methods of design and techniques.  I will be teaching a one day workshop for you to create a collage using torn photos and magazine papers, then print the design onto fabric using my inkjet printer.  We will then blend the design with artist mediums followed by using hand stitching or free machine embroidery stitch onto fabric to create a small panel. (£30) 
To book contact Lesley Sams, tel: 07958379302,  lesleymaq2@gmail.com 


1-31 MAY 2015 ERTF
TEXTILE FESTIVAL
FARMLAND MUSEUM AND
DENNY ABBEY
The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9PQ

I will be exhibiting some my work based on the Poor Clares for one month at Denny Abbey. We are 29 artists from the ERTF exhibiting our work. The inspiration for our work is taken from, the collections, buildings and surroundings of Denny abbey and the Farmland Museum. The itinerary for the month is varied. I will be there on 31 May for Meet The Artists day so do come and say hello.
www.dennyfamlandmuseum.org.uk for full details


TUESDAY 2 JUNE 2015
AMWELL QUILTERS 
The Mission Hall, Vicarage Causeway, Hereford Heath,
SG13 7RT

I will be giving a talk "Fantasia Textiles Story" with many of my samples to show you. Details to follow


SNAPE MALTINGS 
Saturday 6 - Thursday 11 JUNE 2015 -
 open 10 am - 4pm
DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP
DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP
A contemporary exhibition of seven textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. Do contact me for further details. norahjanet@hotmail.com



SUMMER CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
18 July 2015 SATURDAY 
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
I will be demonstrating lots of mixed media techniques. 


SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015 
CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 2 EXHIBITION
11am to 3pm (£2 entry)
Fantasia Textiles Studio, Unit E2,
East Gores Farm, Salmons Lane, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RZ
10 am to 4pm.

Unfortunately due to lack of space throughout the exhibition we are unable to accommodate pushchairs and wheelchairs 

Students completed work will be on display  for their certificates or Design for Craft and machine and hand embroidery.

contact myself norah.stocker@gmail.com


DIARY EVENTS & SHOWS 2014

EMBROIDERER'S GUILD
'Fantasia's Story - and then there was digital'
Fantasia Bazaar products will also be on sale
South & East Essex Branch
Salisbury Avenue
Contact: Juliet Bryson sec.seessexeg@yahoo.co.uk
 
Five Lakes, Crowne Plaza Resort
 
£10 per session
Bookings taken at Stand and in advance contact norahjanet@hotmail.com
 
Fabric Postcards 10.30 am - 12 o'clock
 
Beautiful bowls 10.30 am - 12 o'clock
Coiled bowls 2 pm - 3.30 pm fabric wrap and hand stitch
Saturday:
fabric and stitch
 
 
Monday 10 February 2014 2-4 pm
1 hour talk by Norah Stocker
 
Common Road
Contact: Janet Williams pearlquilt@googlemail.com
FOUR SEASONS KNIT & CRAFT CLUB
Quirky Cloth Dolls, Critters & Friends
Rush Green Community Assocation
Rush Green Road, RM7 OLB
ROOTHING VALLEY QUILTERS
'Fantasia's Story - and then there was digital'
Fantasia Bazaar products will also be on sale
Workshop: Wednesday 9 April 2014
 
 
COPDOCK VILLAGE HALL
 
BRAINTREE DISTRICT ARTS 
31 May - 26 July 2014
I have been invited to be on the selection committee for this event. 
 
EXHIBITION NEWS:
 6 - 12 JUNE 2014 from 10 am to 4pm. SNAPE MALTINGS, THE WORKSHOP GALLERY, SNAPE, SUFFOLK 1P17 1SR.
A collaboration of work from artists Clive Barnett and Norah Stocker. Contemporary work of print and stitch incorporating hand print to digital works of art. Entrance is free.  For further information do contact me direct norahjanet@hotmail.com
Brentwood Town Football Club
Fabric postcards and Altered Canvas
Pauline Davidson
 
WE ARE HANDMADE
The Old School
Fantasia textiles fabrics, beautiful embellishments and more. I will be demonstrating lots of mixed media techniques. 
 
 
Stitched Textiles
The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Claudius Room,
CO6 1DU
10 am - 4.30 pm
do come and see the wonderful work the students have been creating during their Level 2 City & Guilds machine embroidery. Some students are going on to take their level 3 whilst others are still in the process of completing level 2.
FESTIVAL OF QUILTS
7-10 August 2014

Colchester & Tendring
Fantasia Textiles OPEN Studio - Norah Stocker 
I am taking part in the Open Studios on two mornings of Sunday 28 September morning and Sunday 5 October morning. 11am - 2pm. This is by appointment only as the site is not open to the public. I will have my work on display for sale and other items. I look forward to meeting you. email norahjanet@hotmail.com - 
Unit E2 East Gores Farm, Salmons Lane, 


Open Studios Taster Exhibition in the Minories Garden Room
30 August to 27 September 2014
I am delighted that some of my work has been selected to exhibit at the Minories exhibition along with other artists. So do go along and see the contemporary layouts of these exhibits. The work will also be for sale. 

CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW
4-6 September 2014
Fantasia Textiles - Design2Stitch one and half hour Textile & Mixed Media Workshops held at our stand. We will be using hand and machine embroidery with Janome machines. £10 per session
Bookings taken in advance contact norahjanet@hotmail.com - which is what I would recommend as some workshops get booked up quickly. Or book on day at stand.
Thursday 6 September 2014
Fabric Postcards 10.30 am - 12 o'clock. Using collage of fabrics,  mixed media art with hand or machine stitch
Altered Canvas 2 pm - 3.30pm using mixed media techniques
Friday 7 September 2014
Beautiful fabric bowls 10.30 am - 12 o'clock. machine stitched
Coiled bowls 2 pm - 3.30 pm fabric wrap and hand stitch
Saturday 8 September 2014
Shabby chic accessories 10 am - 12 o'clock. With lace and fabric using hand or machine stitch
Fabric boxes - 2 pm - 3.30 pm mixed media fun using machine  stitch 
I will also have some of my work to sell. We will bring some of our lovely Fantasia Bazaar products for sale as well.

Fantasia Textiles OPEN Studio - Norah Stocker 
11am - 2pm. 
I am taking part in the Open Studios on two mornings of Sunday 28 September morning and Sunday 5 October morning. 11am - 2pm. This is by appointment only as the site is not open to the public. I will have my work on display for sale and other items. I look forward to meeting you. email norahjanet@hotmail.com
Further details at www.colchesteropenstudios.org
 
  
WE ARE HANDMADE
Saturday 22 November 2014
Fantasia creative textiles gifts, unusal fabrics and haberdashery.
 
ARCHIVES 2013: 

 2013
THE SPRING SING PICNIC CONCERT
Saturday 25 May 2013 1.30pm to 5.30pm 
Fantasia Textiles will have our stall in the vintage market place. Do come along for the fun event bring rugs!
CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
Stock Essex CM4 9BE
Fantasia textiles dollart critters, cards, fabrics, beautiful embellishments and free demos
CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR 
Saturday 22 June 2013 10am - 4pm
 
FESTIVAL OF QUILTS NEC
Hoping to enter my work - just love this event. Do come along such a fun time for us all!
GREAT NORTHERN NEEDLECRAFT SHOW 
 
CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
Sunday 20 October 2013  10 am - 4pm 
 
AUTUMN QUILT FESTIVAL, DUXFORD
30 October to Sun 3November 2013 
 

 

  CREATE AND ENJOY!! See you soon 
Norah Stocker