Christmas Fayre at the Andover Museum

The Alchemist’s Needle are at the Andover Museum this Saturday (19th November) for the Christmas Fayre. Do come and meet us and take a chance to buy some super stocking fillers and handcrafted gifts from us and other local makers. It’s on from 10-4 and we’d love to see you there and to welcome youContinue reading “Christmas Fayre at the Andover Museum”

Exhibition opens this week!

The final planning meeting before the first Alchemist’s Needle exhibition at the Andover Museum took place yesterday (the cake was essential!). There really is a feast for the eyes to look forward to with a wide range of techniques, materials and subject matter. The exhibition opens on 2nd November and runs until 8th January. ThereContinue reading “Exhibition opens this week!”

Workshop by Nikki Parmenter

At the end of July, three of the Alchemists travelled to Droxford for a delightfully inspiring workshop led by Nikki Parmenter – Plastic Entrapment. The technique involved sandwiching brightly coloured fabrics between layers of PVC followed by intensive free motion machine embroidery. Mandy, Alison and Sarah were so inspired that they have continued to createContinue reading “Workshop by Nikki Parmenter”

Welcome to The Alchemist’s Needle

We are a group of eight women who love textiles and needlework. We meet once a month when we learn new techniques and create interesting textile based objects and artwork. We learn from each other and invite outside artists to widen our experience. In the future, we plan to visit exhibitions and museums to inspireContinue reading “Welcome to The Alchemist’s Needle”