Create and Enjoy! - NORAH STOCKER  ARTIST

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2015/ 2016/2017 EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS DIARY/workshops

FANTASIA TEXTILES - DESIGN2STITCH  is an approved Micro Centre to run City & Guilds Design & Craft Machine Embroidery and Embroidery. Click here to see City & Guilds page. 


Please contact norah If you are interested please contact me direct on norah.stocker@gmail.com look forward to seeing you. 
 
City & Guilds courses for the 7716 series will cease in 2020 with the last registration being June 2017 for completion by 2020. However I will be offering City and Guilds courses at other venues, groups or shops on a freelance basis. Please contact me norah.stocker@gmail.com for further details. 

NOVEMBER SATURDAY/SUNDAY  26/27  2016:
SATURDAY 1pm to 4pm
SUNDAY 11am to 3pm

Curren Print Study Centre
Chilford Hall
Balsham Road
Linton, Cambridge
CB21 4LE

A BIG thank you to all who visited  this exhibition.
 It was lovely to meet up with old and new friends. Thank you for all the interest in my screen printing and sales. See you soon! Norah


Hello ... I belong to the Yellow Brick Fine Art Printmakers group. I have some of my recent fine art print work at the exhibition below. We are a group of eight members ... Look forward to seeing you !  Do see poster below for further details. 

SEPTEMBER 2016 

Hello ... This Saturday 24 September 2016 ... I have been invited to demonstrate at this excellent exhibition by The Cotton Scatterers ... please see details below. There is always so much to see and buy at this exhibition well worth going to. Look forward to seeing you. Norah 


This event runs from 10:00am on the 24th September, to 4:30pm on the 25th September and will take place at Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Snows Corner, Wickham Bishops, Witham CM8 3JZ. It is being organised by Cotton Scatterers, Please see event flyer.REGION-8.REGION-12.QUILTERSGUILD.ORG.UK

OPEN STUDIOS  2016 

Norah Stocker 

Many thanks for visiting today, for purchases, bookings and interest.
September 10 SATURDAY 2016 
 
11 am to 3.00pm. (free entry)
Fantasia Textiles Studio, Unit E2, East Gores Farm,
Salmons lane, Coggeshall, CO6 1RZ

Looking forward to seeing you. There will be lots of my work on display for sale and other items. (10% of all sales taken on the day will be donated to the Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund) only cash or cheque please.

BEDFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST 2016
TALK - 7.30-10 pm
St Marks Church Hall, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY

A very BIG thank you to you all for such a lovely evening. Such a friendly and receptive group. Look forward to seeing you again!  Norah x

I will be giving a talk on Fantasia Story ... my recent exhibition "Natures Decay"  looks at the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi and impermanence. The subtle beauty of loosing colours through nature’s cycle to regenerate and rebirth begin again.  I will have lots of my work with me to look at. Look forward to seeing you. 

ENFIELD QUILTERS PATCH, 
The Enfield Chace Tennis Club.  Mortimer Drive, Park Avenue, 
Enfield. EN1 2BB
 14 JUNE 2016 (8 pm)

A very BIG thank you for inviting me to give a talk. Such a fun and friendly group. It was such an interactive and interesting evening. My talk tonight was on my recent exhibition "Natures Decay".  There was lots of my work on display   Look forward to seeing you again. 











DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP EXHIBITION 2016

MAY  6 to 18 June 2016 - 
BRAINTREE MUSEUM Manor Street, Braintree, 
Essex CM7 3HW

"Diversity In Focus III"

Private preview Friday 6 - 5.30pm for 6pm
Meet the artists day Sunday 15 May 2016

I would like to thank everyone who came to the Textile day for your interest, comments and purchases. It was such a successful event with talks, demos and general interest at Braintree Museum, Warners Archive and the Town Hall. 

The exhibition at Braintree Museum has been extended until the 18 June so do go along. Parking is available opposite the Museum. 

A NEW contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. 

The Focus group  meet monthly on a Thursday. We are a group of artists sharing exciting ideas and inspirations for further work and exhibiting. To learn and explore a wider remit of the textile world. 

Please click here to view members details.

JUNE 2016 

DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP
SNAPE MALTINGS 2016 
QUAY GALLERY
 Saturday 4 - Thursday 9 JUNE  
 open 10 am - 4pm

"A MOMENT IN TIME"

I would like to thank all of you for visiting our exhibition. The weather was superb, the visitors friendly, great comments and sales. See you again next year!


A NEW contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving.  Look forward to seeing you. 

A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. Look forward to seeing you.

EXHIBITION: ORDER & CHAOS
Eastern Region Textile Forum (ERTF)
Rhodes Gallery, Bishops Stortford Museum, South Road
Bishops Stortford, CM23 3JG

"PEACE FOR PARIS" by Norah Stocker has been selected for this exhibition. 

30 members will be exhibiting their work ranging from traditional to contemporary skills and techniques.  

Meet the Artists Saturday 16 and 29 April 2016 11am to 3pm 

SATURDAY 2 - 29 APRIL 2016

Thankyou to everyone that visited the gallery 

MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2016
BISHOPS STORTFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Church Rd, Potter Street,
Harlow CM17 9 HD

A very big thank you to all the members for making me so welcome. 
Talk - 7.30 - 10 pm I have been invited to give a talk.  I will be giving a talk on my recent exhibition work  Fantasia Story "Natures Decay". I will have many of my textiles and artwork to see. 
Look forward to seeing you 



ARCHIVES:

2016
JANUARY 2016

MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY
BISHOPS STORTFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Church Rd, Potter Street, Harlow CM17 9 HD

Talk - 7.30 - 10 pm
I will be giving a talk on my recent exhibition work  Fantasia Story "Natures Decay". Look forward to seeing you 

EXHIBITION: ORDER & CHAOS
Eastern Region Textile Forum (ERTF)
Rhodes Gallery, Bishops Stortford Museum, South Road
Bishops Stortford, CM23 3JG

Meet the Artists Saturday 16 and 29 April 2016 11am to 3pm 

SATURDAY 2 - 29 APRIL 2016

Do come along we look forward to seeing you. I will be among 30 members exhibiting our work. 

DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP 
   
MONTH OF MAY - 
6 May - 18 June 2016 - 
BRAINTREE MUSEUM 
Manor Street, Braintree, Essex

"Diversity In Focus III"

10 am - 4pm 
click  here for further details 

Private preview Friday 6 - 5.30pm for 6pm
Meet the artists day Sunday 15 May 2016

A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving.  Look forward to seeing you. 

JUNE 2016 

DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP
SNAPE MALTINGS 2016 
QUAY GALLERY
 Saturday 4 - Thursday 9 JUNE  
 open 10 am - 4pm

"A MOMENT IN TIME"

A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. Look forward to seeing you.

ENFIELD QUILTERS PATCH, 
ENFIELD, ESSEX
14 JUNE 2016

TALK: I will be giving a talk on my recent exhibition "Natures Decay".  I will have lots of my work with me to look at. Look forward to seeing you. 

SUMMER CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
18 June 2016 SATURDAY 
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
I will be demonstrating lots of mixed media techniques. 


AUGUST 2016 

BEDFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST 2016
TALK - 7.30-10 pm
St Marks Church Hall, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY

I will be giving a talk on Fantasia Story "NATURES DECAY". I will have lots of my work with me to look at. Look forward to seeing you. 


SEPTEMBER 2016 

OPEN STUDIOS  2016 

Norah Stocker 

September 10 SATURDAY 
11 am to 3.00pm. (free entry)

There will be lots of my work on display for sale and other items. (10% of all sales taken on the day will be donated to the Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund) only cash or cheque please.

24 September Saturday

Cotton Scatterers' "The Sisterhood of Quilters" Exhibition - 24th - 25th September 2016: The Quilters' GuildThis event runs from 10:00am on the 24th September, to 4:30pm on the 25th September and will take place at Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Snows Corner, Wickham Bishops, Witham CM8 3JZ. It is being organised by Cotton Scatterers, Please see event flyer.REGION-8.REGION-12.QUILTERSGUILD.ORG.UK

Cotton Scatterers Quilters Exhibition, Wickham Bishops Hall.
I have been invited to demonstrate over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing you. An excellent group and exhibition.

 NOVEMBER 2016

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
SATURDAY 19 NOVEMEBER 2016
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
I will be demonstrating mixed media techniques. Lots of items to buy for Christmas! Look forward to seeing you.

NOVEMBER 26/27 2016 SATURDAY 1pm to 4pm
SUNDAY 11am to 3pm

Curren Print Study Centre
Chilford Hall
Balsham Road
Linton, Cambridge
CB21 4LE

Hello ... I belong to the Yellow Brick Fine Art Printmakers group. I have some of my recent fine art print work at the exhibition below. We are a group of eight members ... Look forward to seeing you !  Do see poster below for further details

CURWEN PRINT STUDY CENTRE
CAMBRIDGE 







 










ARCHIVES:

2016
JANUARY 2016

MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY
BISHOPS STORTFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Church Rd, Potter Street, Harlow CM17 9 HD

Talk - 7.30 - 10 pm
I will be giving a talk on my recent exhibition work  Fantasia Story "Natures Decay". Look forward to seeing you 

EXHIBITION: ORDER & CHAOS
Eastern Region Textile Forum (ERTF)
Rhodes Gallery, Bishops Stortford Museum, South Road
Bishops Stortford, CM23 3JG

Meet the Artists Saturday 16 and 29 April 2016 11am to 3pm 

SATURDAY 2 - 29 APRIL 2016

Do come along we look forward to seeing you. I will be among 30 members exhibiting our work. 

DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP 
   
MONTH OF MAY - 
6 May - 18 June 2016 - 
BRAINTREE MUSEUM 
Manor Street, Braintree, Essex

"Diversity In Focus III"

10 am - 4pm 
click  here for further details 

Private preview Friday 6 - 5.30pm for 6pm
Meet the artists day Sunday 15 May 2016

A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving.  Look forward to seeing you. 

JUNE 2016 

DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP
SNAPE MALTINGS 2016 
QUAY GALLERY
 Saturday 4 - Thursday 9 JUNE  
 open 10 am - 4pm

"A MOMENT IN TIME"

A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. Look forward to seeing you.

ENFIELD QUILTERS PATCH, 
ENFIELD, ESSEX
14 JUNE 2016

TALK: I will be giving a talk on my recent exhibition "Natures Decay".  I will have lots of my work with me to look at. Look forward to seeing you. 

SUMMER CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
18 June 2016 SATURDAY 
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
I will be demonstrating lots of mixed media techniques. 


AUGUST 2016 

BEDFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST 2016
TALK - 7.30-10 pm
St Marks Church Hall, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY

I will be giving a talk on Fantasia Story "NATURES DECAY". I will have lots of my work with me to look at. Look forward to seeing you. 


SEPTEMBER 2016 

OPEN STUDIOS  2016 

Norah Stocker 

September 10 SATURDAY 
11 am to 3.00pm. (free entry)

There will be lots of my work on display for sale and other items. (10% of all sales taken on the day will be donated to the Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund) only cash or cheque please.

24 September Saturday

Cotton Scatterers' "The Sisterhood of Quilters" Exhibition - 24th - 25th September 2016: The Quilters' GuildThis event runs from 10:00am on the 24th September, to 4:30pm on the 25th September and will take place at Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Snows Corner, Wickham Bishops, Witham CM8 3JZ. It is being organised by Cotton Scatterers, Please see event flyer.REGION-8.REGION-12.QUILTERSGUILD.ORG.UK

Cotton Scatterers Quilters Exhibition, Wickham Bishops Hall.
I have been invited to demonstrate over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing you. An excellent group and exhibition.

 NOVEMBER 2016

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
SATURDAY 19 NOVEMEBER 2016
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
I will be demonstrating mixed media techniques. Lots of items to buy for Christmas! Look forward to seeing you.

NOVEMBER 26/27 2016 SATURDAY 1pm to 4pm
SUNDAY 11am to 3pm

Curren Print Study Centre
Chilford Hall
Balsham Road
Linton, Cambridge
CB21 4LE

Hello ... I belong to the Yellow Brick Fine Art Printmakers group. I have some of my recent fine art print work at the exhibition below. We are a group of eight members ... Look forward to seeing you !  Do see poster below for further details

CURWEN PRINT STUDY CENTRE
CAMBRIDGE 





2015 EVENTS & SHOWS










DECEMBER 2015

CHELMSFORD EMBROIDERERS 
GUILD 7.30 - 10 pm
Main Hall, Christchurch, New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 OAW

Monday 14 DECEMBER 2015
I will be giving a talk on Fantasia's Story - dolls, teddies, critters and small stories - lots of fun and interesting creatures to look at.  Look forward to seeing you.

 
NEWS: 
OPEN STUDIOS  2015

Norah Stocker 

Sunday 20 September morning 11 am to 3.00pm. (free entry)



There will be lots of my work on display for sale and other items. (10% of all sales taken on the day will be donated to the Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund) only cash or cheque please.

I look forward to meeting you. email norahjanet@hotmail.com  A very BIG thank you for all who visited, sales and workshops booked. See you next year!

October 2015 


DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP EXHIBITION
THE BALLROOM, 
THE MINORIES GALLERY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX 

MONDAY 25 - 31 OCTOBER
2015 10 am - 4pm 
click  here for further details 

"DIVERSITY IN FOCUS II"

A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. 

The Focus group  meet monthly on a Thursday. We are a group of artists sharing exciting ideas and inspirations for further work and exhibiting. To learn and explore a wider remit of the textile world. Recently exhibited at  Snape Maltings for 5-11 June 2015.  

CLICK Design2Stitch Focus Group on Menu to see further details 

NOVEMBER 2015 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
21 NOVEMEBER 2015
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
I will be demonstrating mixed media techniques. Lots of items to buy for Christmas! Look forward to seeing you.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR 10 am - 4pm
29 NOVEMBER 2015
Warren Golf & Country Club, 
Nr Maldon, CM9 6RW

Lots of items to buy for Christmas! Look forward to seeing you.



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NEW SUMMER/AUTUMN 2016 WORKSHOPS:  The new series of The Design 2 Stitch course, Art Quilt Club, Funky Dolls and Critters Club,  Mixed Media, Dyeing, Printing, Burning Issues, free machine embroidery series  all started in November 2012. All these workshops are held at my Coggeshall Studio . PLease have a look at the Workshops page (see menu on the right). Do contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com for further details and to book.
 
NEW DESIGN2STITCH dynamic contemporary FOCUS  GROUP started September 2013. We explored discharge and mono print techniques during the Autumn term with our member Clive Barnett. 
 
 NEWS 2016 Diary Events & Shows page: we have lots of shows and events booked up for 2016 -  so do have a look at the dates and venues. We sell all our products at these unusual fabrics, hand dyed threads and fabrics, embellishments, lace, buttons, scrumptious fabric packs, designer and folk art patterns and kits, needle felting, notions and lots more. Lovely inspirational books. So do come along and see us Norah and Ray.
 
 Because we sell so much of our stock at the shows it is impossible to list them all on the website so do contact me direct to see if we have your request in stock norahjanet@hotmail.com .
 
Click here SHOP Dollart Patterns  to see the exquisite MONICA SPICER pin cushions designs, teddy bears and friends. Critters, prim doll patterns and much more. Or you can  just click on any of the SHOP menu pages on the right handside of the screen to browse around the site. 
 
I also take commissions and offer consultations throughout.  Please contact me if you are interested info@fantasiatextiles.co.uk or use my contact us page on the right to email me your request ......
 
My passion for creating in both design and development techniques is always an exciting challenge!! Join me ...
 
Please read below the last few years events and exhibitions for Fantasia 
Textiles:

DECEMBER 2015

CHELMSFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD
Main Hall, Christchurch, New London Road,
ChelmsfordCM2 OAW 
7.30 - 10 pm
Monday 14 DECEMBER 2015
A very BIG thank you to all members of the Guild for such a welcoming and friendly evening. It was lovely to meet friends old and new. I am so glad you enjoyed the evening. A very Merry Christmas to you all. I gave a talk on Fantasia's Story - dolls, teddies, critters and small stories - lots of fun and interesting creatures to look at.  Look forward to seeing you.

NOVEMBER 2015 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
29 NOVEMBER 2015
The Warren Golf & Country Club, 
Maldon, CM9 6RW

A BIG thank you to all who visited the show. Lots of items to buy for Christmas! Look forward to seeing you next year.


NOVEMBER 2015 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
21 NOVEMEBER 2015
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
 10am-4pm
A BIG thank you to all who visited the fair today. Enjoy all the purchases made of my wall hangings and other items for Christmas. I look forward to seeing you next year at Long Melford. 

NEWS: 2015 DESIGN2STICH FOCUS GROUP 

DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP EXHIBITION
THE BALLROOM, 
THE MINORIES GALLERY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX 

MONDAY 26 - 31 OCTOBER
2015 10 am - 4pm 
click  here for further details 

"DIVERSITY IN FOCUS II"

A VERY BIG thank you to all visitors to our exhibition. The ballroom is an excellent venue with masses of light.

A NEW contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving. 

The Focus group  meet monthly on a Thursday. We are a group of artists sharing exciting ideas and inspirations for further work and exhibiting. To learn and explore a wider remit of the textile world. 
Recently exhibited at  Snape Maltings for 5-11 June 2015.   click  workshops page to read further

Fantasia Textiles OPEN Studio 
- Norah Stocker 

SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2015 
11 am - 3 pm 
(free entry)

A very BIG thank you to all who visited my Coggeshall studios.

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday with friends new and old. Some of my work has gone to Brazil, Switzerland and Denmark! Also for all the bookings made. Such friendship and interest. for studio address visit click here Diary, Events, Showsnorahjanet@hotmail.com 

(10% of all sales taken on the day will be donated to The Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund) cash or cheque only for all sales thank you. 

Further details at www.colchesteropenstudios.org


EXHIBITION 2015:
CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 2 STITCHED TEXTILES
City & Guilds Level 2 students Jenny, Jane, Sharon on left Jenny, Jane, Sharon and Norah Stocker teacher/assessor
SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015 11 am to 3pm

Displays :
Jenny Jemison left 
Sharon centre
Sharon top right
Jane Bailey lower right 

A VERY BIG THANKYOU to all visitors to the exhibition. It was a glorious sunny Sunday. We raised £100 donation for Zoe Cox Gt Ormond Street Childrens Hospital. Jenny and John Jemison did a wonderful job with  the catering  on the studio patio. Thank you so much.  Also Congratulations to Joyce who won the raffle prize of Mamita pin cushion in a cup! I will put some photos up shortly.

Congratulations to my City & Guilds students who were exhibiting their work for their certificates for Design for Craft and for both hand and machine embroidery Level 2. Photo Jenny, Jane, Sharon on the left and myself in pink!

Four of my Level 3 students had their Design for Craft portfolios to view. For further details contact me norah.stocker@gmail.com