Brunel Broderers – Susi Bancroft – February 2015


Our speaker this month was Susi Bancroft from Brunel Broderers.  Susi brought along  Liz Hewitt,  Kay Swancutt and new to the group, Julie Heaton.  She started her talk by explaining Brunel Broderers were celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.  In 1990 at the end of a City & Guilds course nine students decided to get together to organise exhibitions and raise the profile of textile work.  The group meet once a month and is limited to around 12 members who are drawn from the South West including Bath, Cirencester and Stroud with the aim of creating a diverse range of work and giving each other constructive criticism. 

Susi talked us through a presentation of each member’s work and displayed various examples for members to examine and enjoy. 
The names of Brunel Broderers are:

Susi Bancroft    Corinne Renow-Clarke    Lizzie Weir

Liz Hewitt    Louise Watson    Kay Swancutt

Carolyn Sibbald    Linda Babb    Liz Harding

Carla Mines     Alison Harper    Julie Heaton

Susi has kindly created a link from their blog to our website and here is their address:

The next meeting of the Guild will be held at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge on Monday 2 March when the speaker will be Linda Monk and her talk will be entitled “Creating Surfaces”.  The doors will open at 13.30 and the meeting will start at 14.00.  All are welcome and if you require further details please contact 01249 750865 or visit our website:

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